Social and economic costs from workplace noise are estimated between $650 million - $1.3 billion per annum.
Why so high you might ask?
Well, one in four Kiwis are exposed to loud noises for a quarter of the their work day.
This week WorkSafe is launching a set of tools for both employers and workers to use to manage noise in the workplace.
WorkSafe New Zealand CEO Nicole Rosie spoke to Duncan Garner.
Watch the video.