Contact Information

NAME:  Public Health Command Europe Army Hearing Program


TELEPHONE:  +49 (0) 6371 9464 9718

DSN:  314-590-9718

MAILING ADDRESS: Public Health Command Europe, Army Hearing Program, CMR 402, APO AE 09180

About the Army Hearing Program
Our mission is to maximize hearing and communication thus contributing to survivability, lethality, mission effectiveness and quality of life through four distinct yet overlapping pillars: Hearing Readiness, Clinical Hearing Services, Operational Hearing Services and Hearing Conservation. 

Our vision is to optimize Soldier readiness and survivability through hearing health education, appropriately fitted hearing protection devices (HPDs) and annual monitoring audiometry testing for: 
  • All Soldiers in all Compos and any MOS assigned to USAREUR. 
  • All noise exposed DA civilians and Local Nationals who are assigned to USAREUR and enrolled in the OSHA model based Hearing Conservation Program which falls under the purview of the Occupational Health section at PHCE.
Questions and Answers for Supervisors of Civilian Noise-exposed Personnel

The Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) is a collaborative effort by The Army Hearing Program, Industrial Hygiene, CPAC, Occupational Health, the workplace supervisor, and the employee.

How do we know if an employee is exposed to hazardous levels of noise?

Industrial Hygiene performs sound level measurements to determine if employee work environment noise exposure averages at or above 85 decibels (dB A) over 8 working hours or an 8-hour time weighted average (TWA); or if an employee is exposed to impulse, or very quick bursts of sound, of 140 dB P (peak) for any duration of exposure.

If yes, the employee will be enrolled in the hearing conservation program.

Is participation in the AHP mandatory?

Yes - if an employee’s work environment is found to be noise hazardous, they must be enrolled in the HCP. Their supervisors and employers must participate by ensuring they and their noise-exposed personnel adhere to all HCP regulations.

Non-compliance can result in disqualification from duties or disciplinary action up to and including removal.

Supervisors or unit commanders should include AHP responsibilities in the first-line DA Civilian supervisor’s performance standards (see AR 385–10). Soldiers and DA Civilian employees under their supervision will actively participate in the HCP by—

  • Obtaining annual DOEHRS–HC monitoring audiometry for hearing readiness or hearing conservation, as required.
  • Completing follow-up hearing testing, as required, when changes in hearing are detected.
  • Wearing approved and properly-fitted hearing protectors when exposed to noise hazards.
  • Participating in annual hearing health education training.

For more information, please view the HCP Supervisor Q&A Handout.