Online, On-Demand

Course credits: 0.2
Course contact hours: 1.75

Class description

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

image of an ear with soundwaves

This mixed-media online course offers a comprehensive overview of occupationally-related Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).  The unit combines short videos with interactive content, and will take approximately 1.75 hours to complete. The content is based on public health scenarios and clinical cases, with additional optional resources included to aid in your practice.

Accredited continuing education for physicians, PAs, nurses, other healthcare and public health professionals will be available upon course completion.

On-demand online module available NOW through 3/1/2026

Featured instructors

headshot Dr. June Spector

June Spector, MD, MPH, Research Associate Professor
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington

headshot Dr. Mary McDaniel

Mary M. McDaniel, Au.D., CCC-A, Founder and CEO
Pacific Hearing Conservation, Inc.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of the NIHL course are for learners to be able to:

  • Describe the irreversible pathophysiological change associated with noise-induced hearing loss.
  • Describe the difference in causation between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Describe the notable difference between an audiogram showing noise-induced hearing loss and one showing age-related hearing loss.
  • List three examples of controls to mitigate workplace noise that correspond to levels of the industrial hygiene “Hierarchy of Controls”.
  • Describe the importance of interprofessional collaboration in preventing and treating occupational noise induced hearing loss.

Continuing Education/Certificate of Completion

When you have completed the course, you will have two options for completing your continuing education:

  1. Print a certificate of completion from the UW DEOHS Continuing Education program, 0.2 CEUs
  2. Link to the Centers for Disease Control Continuing Education website where you can log on or create an account to obtain accredited continuing education for physicians, PAs, nurses, and other healthcare or public health professionals. See more information at the bottom of this page.


The Noise-Induced Hearing Loss online unit is available on-demand now through March 1, 2026.

  1. Create an account on our site or login to your existing account and select the green registration button at the top to register.
  2. Complete your registration for this free course.
    NOTE: In order to confirm your registration, continue through all of the registration pages, including the payment screen. The course is free to take, but the payment page must be completed in order to finish your registration and gain access to the course.
  3. Once your registration is processed, you will be emailed a web link and instructions to participate in the course.

To return to the ODOC landing page: click here.



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA CME: Credit Designation Statement – Enduring Materials

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until March 1, 2026. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 1.75 nursing contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU's for this program.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all planners and presenters must disclose all financial relationships, in any amount, with ineligible companies during the previous 24 months as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or products under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, and content experts wish to disclose they have no financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety are jointly providing the CEUs for this activity.

CDC did not accept financial or in-kind support from ineligible companies for this continuing education activity.

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.