Noise can lead to extra-aural effects, which can diminish the health of employees in the long term. To protect the employees from extra-aural noise effects, a new national regulation for measurement and rating of noise at workplaces became active in Germany by means of a technical rule.In order to assess the situation of employees in retail trade, measurements of noise exposure were carried out following the mentioned technical rule and ISO 9612. Personal sound exposure meters were used to determine the physical exposure at the ear of employees. Stationary measurements next to the cashier’s area were performed additionally. For psychological evaluation of working-condition-perception, a validated questionnaire (BASA II) was used. Furthermore, room acoustic measurements were performed in representative retail stores as well as binaural recordings for psychoacoustic analysis purposes.Outcomes of this project will be presented and discussed for personal and stationary sound pressure levels. Measurement method and rating of results in German legal requirements turned out to be difficult to apply for these types of workplaces, as will be discussed in detail. In addition, the results of the measurements and the questionnaire will be reviewed to show the relationship between perceptual and analytical variables.