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ATLAS Education 

Enhance Hearing Safety culture
at Work
and in the Community

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There is a growing concern with increase in hearing loss, particularly Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

1.1B young adults at risk per the World Health Organization

Due to unsafe sound exposures at work + outside work

Recent legislation and safety guides address this concern and 

play an important role in the enhancement of hearing safety culture 

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1 in 4

Hearing loss in adults, including young adults, by 2050

 

Largely due to current lifestyle habits, limited hearing care

Report excellent-good hearing but already have hearing loss

Hearing loss progression due to low hearing aid use   

Goldsmith Studio

2017 OTC* Hearing Aid legislation

To self-identify mild-moderate hearing loss

 

To directly obtain affordable hearing aids without audiogram, fitting 

Federal OTC rule-making in progress (FDA draft Rule)

Urban Construction

Recent hearing safety guides

OSHA, OSHA-CDC SHIBs on hearing protection, worker rights

 

NIOSH sound amplification for OTC hearing aids

ADA workplace rights for hearing impaired

 

WHO safe listen programs 

ADA: American Disabilities Act (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Food and Drug Administration

NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OTC: Over-the-Counter

SHIB: Safety and Health Information Bulletin

WHO: World Health Organization

Audition Technology

ATLAS Hearing Safety Education

 

Provides Training and Technology 

to educate about new options and rights due to recent legislation, hearing safety guides

 

to evaluate workplace policy, accommodation needs

for a cost-effective Quality of Work experience 

Enhance hearing conservation at work

 

For Safety Professionals

Supplement Occupational Hearing Safety training & Hearing Conservation Program

Promote hearing wellness in the community

For community events

Learn about enjoyment of  lifestyle activities while managing hearing risk 

About Audition Technology

 

Our Company: We are a Carnegie-Mellon University based startup developing user-centered hearing technologies for personalized listening wellness and OTC Hearing Aids (per FDA Final Rule). 

 

While engaging with safety professionals and the community during product development, we realized the lack of awareness of hearing loss in young adults (constituting a major part of today's workforce) and the lack of knowledge of the new hearing safety rules and guides. These emerging person-centered standards and recommendations for hearing care will have a significant impact on hearing care and safety programs.

Our hearing technology products are compliant with US and UN standards for hearing safety including FDA, OSHA, NIOSH, ADA, WHO. This gives us the unique opportunity to interpret and integrate the recent and emerging hearing safety environment into existing safety and wellness programs.

Thus, ATLAS Education Program was created to provide up-to-date information to Safety Professionals and to the Community with tools to implement person-centered hearing care and safety.


Our knowledge-base:  Ongoing meetings with the FDA (since 2019), presentations at military symposium, UN conference (since 2019), publications in peer-reviewed journals (since 2019), hosting OSHA Safe and Sound week (since 2020) , hosting WHO World Hearing Day (since 2019), hosting FTC National Consumer Protection Week (since 2022), exhibiting at NSC Midwest and National Conferences (2022).  Ongoing education and training through OSHA Training Institute.

Our membership and support:

National Safety Council (NSC)

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

American Acoustical Society (ASA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Project Olympus, Carnegie Mellon University

ADA: American Disabilities Act, DoD: Dept. of Defense, FTC: Federal Trade Commission, FDA: Food and Drug Administration, ITU: International Telecommunications Association, NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NSC: National Safety Council, OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration,  OTC: Over-the-Counter, UN: United Nations,  WHO: World Health Organization