2018 Conference Archived Schedule and Handouts 

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

7:30am - 5:30pm Registration and Information Desk Open    
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast    
8:30am - 9:45am Morning Workshops    
9:45am - 10:15am Morning Break    
10:15am-11:30pm Morning Workshops    
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)    
1:00pm - 2:15pm Afternoon Workshops    
2:15pm - 2:45pm Afternoon Break    
2:45pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Workshops    
4:00pm - 5:00pm Committee Meetings and Networking    
5:30pm - 8:30pm Exhibitor's Reception    
5:30pm - 8:30pm Poster Session    
All Day
Workshop 2
All Day
Workshop3 Workshop 4 Workshop 5
8:30am - 9:45am The Basics Forensics and Expert Witnessing for the Acoustician-Audiologist-M.D.-Engineer
John Casali
Robert A. Dobie, Dennis P. Driscoll, Michael F. Seidemann
The Art of Presentation
Elliott Berger

Fit Testing
William Murphy
PSP Workshop
Break 9:45am to 10:15am
10:15am - 11:30am The Basics


John Casali

The Art of Presentation

Elliott Berger

Fit Testing
William Murphy

PSP Workshop
Break 11:30am to 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:15pm The Basics Forensics
John Casali
Audio for Audiologists
Benji Kanters

Suppressors, Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation
Ryan Scott
Break 2:15pm to 2:45pm
2:45pm - 4:00pm The Basics Forensics
John Casali
Audio for Audiologists
Benji Kanters
  Suppressors, Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation
Ryan Scott


Friday, February 16, 2018

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration Open

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast



8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome and opening remarks

8:15am - 8:45am Key Note: The Ear Beyond Hearing: From Digital Earplugs to In-Ear Brain Computer Interfaces
Presenter: Jeremie Voix
8:45am - 9:05am Knowing Your Noise Can Change Attitudes to Hearing Health and Increase Likelihood of Healthy Hearing Behaviours: Evaluation of a HEARsmart Project
Presenter: Elizabeth Beach

9:05am - 9:25AM

Hidden Hearing Loss? Effects of Recreational Noise on Evoked Potential Amplitude and Other Auditory Test Metrics
Presenter: Colleen G. Le Prell

9:25am - 9:45am

Bringing Best Practices in Hearing Conservation to a Wider Audience
Presenter: Ted Madison, Co-Presenter: Laurie Wells

9:45am - 10:05am


10:05am - 10:25am

Hearing Conservation Program Costs and Effectiveness
Presenter: Rick Neitzel

10:25am - 10:45am

Learning to Localize with Advanced Hearing Protectors and TCAPS - Can Equivalent Open Ear Performance ever be Reached and How?
Presenter: Kichol Lee, Co-Presenter: Dr. John Casali

10:45am - 11:05am

Localization of Reverse Alarms with Passive and Level-Dependent Hearing Protectors
Presenter: Chantal Laroche, Co-Presenters: Christian Giguère, Véronique Vaillancourt, Manuelle Bibeau, Emily Gula, Véronique Carroll, Claudia Marleau, Marie-France Cadieux, Karina Laprise-Girard

11:05am - 11:25am

Hearing Protector Attenuation and Noise Exposure Among Metal Manufacturing Workers
Presenter: Stephanie K. Sayler

11:25am - 11:45am

NHCA Business Meeting

11:45am - 1:00pm

Luncheon Speaker - Charles Spence
Sound bites & sonic seasoning

1:20pm - 2:20pm

The “Make Listening Safe” Campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO): Considerations and Recommendations
Presenters: Rick Neitzel, Deanna Meinke. Facilitator: Colleen G. Le Prell

2:20pm - 2:40pm

Loudness in the Occluded Ear Canal: Are We Still Missing 6 dB?
Presenter: Fabien Bonnet

2:40pm - 3:00pm

Ambient Noise in the Sound Booth During Audiometry
Gregory Flamme 

3:00pm - 3:30PM


3:30pm - 3:50pm

Kids Nowadays Hear Better Than We Did
Presenter: Robert A. Dobie, Co-Presenter: Howard J. Hoffman

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Evolution of the FitCheck! Hearing Protection Device (HPD) Field Attenuation Estimation System (FAES)
Presenter: William A. Ahroon

4:10pm - 4:30pm

Validation of Clinical Techniques for Verification of Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
Presenter: Cory Portnuff

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards
Presenter: Thais Morata, Co-Presenter: Deanna Meinke

5:00pm - 6:15pm

Break/Committee Meetings/Networking Time

5:00pm - 6:15pm

Student and New MemberMeet and Greet

6:15pm - 9:30pm

Friday Night Event

Saturday, February 17, 2018

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration Open

7:00am - 7:45am

Exhibits / Poster Session

7:45am -

Breakfast Round Table

8:45am - 8:55am

Interim Break


Breakout 1:
Military/ Firearm

Breakout 2:
Impulse Noise

Breakout 3:

9:00am - 9:20am

Risk Factors Associated with Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss in Current and Recently Separated Service Members Across Military Branches
Presenter: James A. Henry
Co-Presenters: Susan Griest, Cody Blankenship, Rozela Melgoza

Laboratory Conditioning of Middle Ear Muscle Contractions
Presenter: Gregory Flamme

Musicians with Conventional Noise Notches have Poorer Extended High Frequency Sensitivity
Presenter: Heather Malyuk
Co-Presenter: Michael Santucci

9:20am - 9:40am

Landing On The Roof - Revisited
Presenter: Kurt Yankaskas

Generalizability of Clinically-Measured Acoustic Reflexes to Brief Sounds
Kristy K Deiters

OSHA meets NIHL Music Venue Sited as Occupational Hearing Hazard The Challenge of Being a Hearing Conscious Sound Engineer
Presenter: Benji Kanters

9:40am - 10:00am

Auditory Hazards of Bullet N-wav Exposure
Presenter: Gregory Flamme

Estimating personnel noise exposure from impulsive noise when hearing protection devices are worn: IPIL vs. NRSA
Presenter: Hillary Gallagher

An Exploratory Survey of Sound Levels in New York City Restaurants and Bars
Presenter: Greg Farmer

10:00am- 10:30am




Breakout 4:
Prevention and Education



Noise Control on US Navy Aircraft Carriers - Methodology and Results
Presenter: Jeffrey M. Komrower

Continuous Monitoring of Otoacoustic Emissions : A Tool to Prevent Hearing Loss
Presenter: Vincent Nadon



MILSINT: Development of a Military Sound Recognition in Noise
Presenter: Jennifer Tufts

Visit Whisperwell and Explore the "Song of the Star Bird”
Presenter: Deanna K. Meinke
Co-Presenters: Matthew P. Ueckermann, Odile H. Clavier



The Attenuation of Firearm Suppressors as a Function of Angle and Bullet Velocity
Presenter: William J Murphy

Jolene’s Musical Instrument Adventure
Presenter: Cameron J Fackler
Co-Presenter: Donald S. Finan


11:30am- 11:50am

Extended High Frequency Pure Tone Audiometric Outcomes in Youth Firearm Users
Presenter: Shana Laffoon

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Efforts in Preventing Non-Work Related Hearing Lloss
Yulia Carroll
Co-Presenters: John Eichwald


11:50am- 1:05pm

Hosted Luncheon and Awards

1:05pm - 2:15pm

Exhibit Hall and Poster

2:15pm - 2:45pm

“Gasaway Lecture”:What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been
Presenter: Michael Santucci


Numerical Modeling of the Ear Canal: Benefits and Challenges
Presenter: Guilhem Viallet

3:05pm- 3:25pm Experimental Validation of an Impedance Tube Measurement Method for Assessing Earplugs Insertion Loss
Presenter: Kevin Carillo

3:25pm - 3:50pm


3:50pm - 4:10pm

The Department of Defense Comprehensive Hearing Health Program: A Pilot Study
Presenter: John A. Merkley, Co_Presenter: Tanisha Hammill

4:10pm - 4:30pm

Cardiovascular Conditions, Hearing Difficulty, and Occupational Noise Exposure within
U.S. Industries and Occupations

Presenter: Elizabeth A. Masterson

4:30pm - 4:50pm

What Have We Learned in the 10 Years of the Safe-in-Sound Awards?
Presenter: Thais C. Morata, Co-Presenter: Deanna Meinke

4:50pm - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks