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NHCA 2017 Schedule of Events:
Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter /  February 23-25, 2017!
*Subject to change

Poster Presentations for 2017

Accuracy of "SPL Graph" and "SPL Meter" Sound Level Meter Apps for iPhone
Presenter: Sarah Grinn
Co-Presenters:Katie Palmer and Tess Zaccardi
Assessment of ABR Wave I Amplitude Before and After Recreational Noise Exposure
Presenter: Sarah Grinn
Co-Presenters: Jason Baker & Kathryn Wiseman

Associations between Noise Exposure and other Risk Factors for Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss in Recently Separated Service Members
Presenter: Susan E Griest
Associations between Traumatic Brain Injury, Blast Exposure, Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss in Recently Separated Service Members
Presenter: Kathleen Carlson
Co-Presenter:
Susan E. Griest
Changes in Performance on Speech Tests in Quiet and in Noise after Recreational Noise Exposure
Presenter: Jason Baker
Co-Presenters:
Sarah Grinn & Kathryn Wiseman
Conservatory Students Hearing at Risk
Presenter: Sharon Sandridge
Co-Presenter
: Bo A. Martinez
Development of a Noise Induced Hearing Loss Simulation Tool for Educating Young Farmers
Presenter: Sarah Klemuk
CO-Presenter: Danielle Kelsay

Examining the noisy life of the college musician
Presenter: Jennifer Tufts
Evaluated Passive Hearing Protection Devices
Presenter: Kari A. Buchanan
Co-Presenter: Earl Stefanson
HearWell: A Survey of Hearing Health & Safety for Transportation Maintenance Workers
Presenter: Jackie DiFrancesco
Investigate the perception of intensity and the sound level sound of portable equipment in university students.
Presenter: Teresa Maria Momensohn-Santos
Prevalence of Audiometric Monitoring among Noise-Exposed Populations in the US
Presenter: Christa L. Themann
Prevalence of Hearing Loss within the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Sector, 2003-2012
Presenter: Elizabeth Masterson
Relationship between DPOAE Amplitude and Recreational Noise Exposure
Presenter: Kathryn Wiseman
Co-Presenter: Sarah Grinn & Jason Baker


Thursday, February 23, 2017

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration and Information Desk Open  
7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast (on your own)
 
8:30 am - 9:45 am  Morning Workshops    
9:45 am - 10:15 am  Morning Break  
10:15 am - 11:30 pm  Morning Workshops  
11:30 am - 1:00 pm  Lunch (on your own)    
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Afternoon Workshops    
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm  Afternoon Break  
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Workshops    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Committee Meetings and Networking  
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Invitation Only Meet and Greet (Students, New Members, First Time Attendees)  
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Exhibitor's Reception   
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Poster Session
 
 Workshops
 
   Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop3  Workshop 4 Workshop 5
8:30 am to 9:45 am  Basic Shake, rattle, and roll - Bone conduction, hearing protection, and audiometric testing
Presenter: Elliott Berger
Co-Presenter: Laurie L. Wells
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Recent Insights into Mechanisms and Functional Consequences of Exposure
Presenter: Sharon Kujawa

 

Audio for audiologists

 Presenter: Benj Kanters


OPEN
 Break 9:45 am to 10:15 am  
10:15 am - 11:30 am  Basic Shake, rattle, and roll - Bone conduction, hearing protection, and audiometric testing
Presenter: Elliott Berger
Co-Presenter: Laurie L. Wells
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Recent Insights into Mechanisms and Functional Consequences of Exposure
Presenter: Sharon Kujawa


Audio for audiologists
 Presenter: Benj Kanters
 

OPEN
  Break 11:30 am to 1:00 pm  
 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm  Basic What Does it mean to be In or Out of FAES:  How Fit Testing Fits in Hearing Conservation
Presenter: Beverley Borst
Co-Presenters: Laurie L. Wells & Clifford P. Frey

The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Occupational Hearing Conservation Programs
Presenter: Michelle Sahlin


Audio for audiologists

 Presenter: Benj Kanters


Communications
Academy - Part 1

Presenter: Eric Fallon

Limited 35 people
 Break 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm  
 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm  Basic What Does it mean to be In or Out of FAES:  How Fit Testing Fits in Hearing Conservation
Presenter: Beverley Borst
Co-Presenters: Laurie L. Wells & Clifford P. Frey

The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Occupational Hearing Conservation Programs
Presenter: Michelle Sahlin
 

Audio for audiologists
 
Presenter: Benj Kanters


Communications
Academy - Part 2

Presenter: Eric Fallon

Limited 35 people

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Breakfast 
7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30 am- 5:30 pm Exhibits / Poster Sessions  
 Morning General Session Agenda
8:00 am - 8:20 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
James Jerome, President 
Vishakha, Program Chair 

8:20 am - 8:50 am 

Keynote Presentation: "Time for a Paradigm Shift in Hearing Loss Prevention"
Presenter: William J. Murphy

8:50 am - 9:15 am 

"Cochlear Synaptopathy and Neurodegeneration in Hidden and Overt Hearing Loss"
Presenter: Sharon Kujawa

9:15 am - 9:40 am  

"Hearing loss prevalence continues to decline in American adults: Comparison of NHANES 2011-2012 to 1999-2004 after adjusting for age and sex"
Presenter: Robert A Dobie 

9:40 am - 10:05 am 

"The history of real ear attenuation at threshold standards since 1957 and what’s new in the latest - ANSI S12.6-2016"
Presenter: Elliott H. Berger

10:05 am - 10:35 am
 Morning Break
10:35 am - 11:00 am 

"Effects of non-acoustic stimuli on middle ear muscle contractions"
Presenter: Stephen M. Tasko
Co-Presenter: Gregory A. Flamme

11:00 am - 11:25 am  

"An Objective Measure for Assessing Binaural Summation"
Presenter: Vishakha Rawool

11:25 am - 11:50 am

"Pervasiveness of acoustic reflexes among people tested using a diagnostic middle ear analyzer"
Presenter: Kara McGregor

11:50 am – 12:20 pm  NHCA Business Meeting
 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm  SPEAKER LUNCHEON: Christopher Clark -
The Singing Planet: Ocean Voices in a Rising Sea of Noise

 1:35 pm – 2:05 pm  Exhibits / Poster Session
 Afternoon General Session Agenda
2:05 pm - 2:30 pm 

"Foam vs. Deep Custom-Mold Earplugs: A Comparison of Attenuation Achieved with Inexperienced-Subject-Fit and Trained-Subject-Fit, and Retention of Training Benefit after Extended Use"
Presenter: John G. Casali
Co-Presenter: Kichol Lee

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm 

"Do-it-Yourself custom hearing protection made by naiive adults: A better option, or more of the same?"
Presenter: Evan Mattice

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm 

"Comparative preferences of recreational shooters between passive and electronic hearing protection devices"
Presenter: Sarah Yahrmatter

 3:20 pm – 3:50 pm  Afternoon Break
3:50 pm - 4:15 pm 

"A Descriptive Analysis and Critique of Pharmaceutical Interventions for Hearing Loss (PIHL) Study Methods and Reporting in the Literature: A Systematic Review to Inform Research Conduct, Policy and Culture"
Presenter: Tanisha L Hammill

4:15 pm - 4:40 pm 

"Don’t cite it, write it. Can Wikipedia help us get to a culture that values hearing health"
Presenter: Thais C. Morata

4:40 pm - 5:40 pm 

"2016 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards"
Presenters: Thais C. Morata, Deanna Meinke

5:40 pm - 5:45 pm  Closing Remarks

 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm  Committee Meetings / Networking
 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT


Saturday, February 25, 2017

7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration and Information Desk Open
7:00 am – 7:45 am Exhibits / Poster Session
7:45 am – 8:45 am  BREAKFAST ROUND TABLE CHATS - TBD
 8:45 am – 8:55 am  Interim Break  

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout #1

Breakout #2

Breakout #3

Breakout #4

[HPD Fit Testing & room]

[Impulse Noise & room]

[Noise measures & room]

[Hearing Conservation Intervention & room]

8:55 am – 9:20 am

Hearing Protection Fit Test Systems: Assessing the Effect of Background Noise on Personal Attenuation Ratings (PAR)
Presenter: Nourhan Abouzahra
Co-Presenter: Hilary Gallagher

Whistling while you work may be hazardous to hearing
Presenter: Stephen M. Tasko
Co-Presenters: Donald Finan,  Deanna Meinke, Gregory A. Flamme, Michael Stewart, James E. Lankford, & William J. Murphy

Evaluation of the Use of 0 dB Threshold Noise Dosimetry and Bayesian Decision Analysis Tools to Determine Hearing Conservation Program Inclusion
Presenter: Laura Hurst

Test of Effectiveness of Hearing Conservation Interventions among Farm Youth
Presenter: Majorie McCullagh

9:20 am – 9:25 am- Interim Break

9:25 am – 9:50 am

Angle Dependent Effects for Impulse Noise Reduction for Hearing Protectors
Presenter: Daniel C. Adams
Co-Presenter:
William J Murphy

The Relationship Between Intraoral Pressure and Sound Pressure Level in Sports Whistles
Presenter: Donald Finan
Co-Presenter: Stephen M. Tasko

Sound Level Accuracy of a Jolene Device and Verifit Relative to the KEMAR Laboratory Gold Standard
Presenter: Sarah Grinn


Department of Defense Hearing Loss Prevention Education: A Comprehensive Hearing Health Program (CHHP) Pilot Study
Presenter: Kathy Gates
Co-Presenter: Natasha Gorrell

9:50 am – 9:55 am- Interim Break

9:55 am – 10:20 am

Field fit testing with E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear on earmuff in China
Presenter: Yufei Liu

The reduction of gunshot noise and auditory risk through the use of firearm suppressors
Presenter: William J Murphy

Air Nozzle Noise Reduction Studys
Presenter: Nancy A. Hall

Improving hearing health care in the music industry: Strategies, techniques and tools for the audiologist
Presenter: Siobhan McGinnity

10:20 am – 10:25 am- Interim Break

10:25 am – 10:50 am

Field surveys of earplugs fit-testing in China
Presenter: Wei Gong

Collaborative VA/DoD Epidemiology Study to Evaluate Long-Term Effects of Military Noise Exposure on Hearing and Tinnitus
Presenter: Quintin Hecht
Co-Presenter: James Henry


Noise exposures of middle-school basketball officials

Presenter: Bo A. Martinez

Soft Skills: Key to Success in Hearing Loss Prevention
Presenter: Vickie L. Tuten
Co-Presenter: Kathy Gates

10:50 am – 11:15 am

Exhibits / Poster Session |

11:15 am – 1:15 pm

AWARDS LUNCHEON |

PM GENERAL SESSION |

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

GASAWAY LECTURE:

1:45 pm – 2:10 pm

Effects of hearing protection on detection and reaction thresholds for reverse alarms
Presenter: Chantal Laroche
Co-Presenter: Christian Giguère

2:10 pm – 2:35 pm

Noise Reduction Ratings of Active Noise Cancellation Headsets
Presenter: William J. Murphy

2:35 pm – 3:00 pm

The effect of wearing conventional and level-dependent hearing protectors on speech production in noise and quiet
Presenter: Ghazaleh Vaziri
Co-Presenter: Christian Giguère

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Afternoon Break |

3:20 pm – 3:45 pm

Non-pharmacologic, occupational ototoxic exposures and hearing outcomes: a literature review and knowledge gap assessment
Presenter: Nina Pryor

 

3:45 pm – 4:10 pm

A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Hearing Conservation Program Effectiveness
Presenter: Richard Neitzel and Peter Rabinowitz

4:10 pm – 4:35 pm

Validation of smartphone-based hearing test results
Presenter: Stephanie K Sayler

4:35 pm – 4:45 pm

Closing Remarks



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Westminster, CO 80234
Phone: 303-224-9022
Fax: 303-458-0002
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