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11/20/2014 » 11/22/2014
ASHA 2014 Convention

2/19/2015 » 2/21/2015
2015 Annual Hearing Conference

2014 Conference Schedule of Events
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

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7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Workshop #1 - "Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics"
FULL Day - (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Noise Measurement
Presenter:Tom Lloyd B.S. - Associates in Acoustics, Inc. | USA

The Audiogram - How to Use It
Presenter:James Jerome, MA, CCC-A - Workplace INTEGRA | USA

Hearing Loss Recordability Issues
Presenter:Cindy Bloyer, M.S., CCC-A - Examinetics, Inc. | USA

Effective Hearing Protection
Presenter:Theresa Schulz, Ph.D. - CCC-A - Honeywell Safety Products | USA

Education & Motivation
Presenter:Laura Kauth, M.A., CCC-A - Audiologist |USA

Hearing Conservation Regulations & HIPAA
Presenter: Mary McDaniel, Au.D., CCC-A - Pacific Hearing Conservation, Inc. | USA

Workshop #2 - "Audio for Audiologists - Making Sense of Sound, Music and Sound Systems or The HearTomorrow AudioLogical Workshop - Audio System Theory for Hearing Professionals"
FULL Day - (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: Benj Kanters, Associate Professor - Columbia College Chicago | USA

Workshop #3A - ""The Ecology of Hearing Loss Prevention: Training Adults About NIHL”"
AM Only - (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: David Welch, Ph.D.
                     Ravi Reddy, Ph.D. Student - University of Auckland | New Zealand

Workshop 3B - "Practical Noise Control"
PM Only - (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: Dennis Driscoll, P.E. - Associates In Acoustics, Inc. | USA

Workshop #4A - "Empowering Your Clients Who Already Have Hearing Loss - Helping Them Make the Most of Their Residual Hearing"
AM Only (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Presenter: Valerie Stafford-Mallis, M.B.A. - Alternative Communication Services | USA

Workshop #4B - "Vendor New Product Workshop"
PM Only - (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenters: TBA

Workshop #5A - "Grab'em by Their Ossicles"
AM Only - (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Presenter: Elliott Berger, M.S. - 3M Personal Safety Division | USA
Laurie Wells, Au.D. - 3M Corporation | USA

Workshop #5B - "Hearing Protector Performance and Fitting for Impulsive Hearing Conservationists"
PM Only - (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: William Murphy, Ph.D. - CDC/NIOSH | USA
Greg Flamme, Ph.D. - Western Michigan University | USA
Donald Finan, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado | USA
James Lankford, Ph.D. - Northern Illinois University | USA
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley | USA
Michael Stewart, Ph.D. - Central Michigan University | USA

Workshop 6A & 6B - "PSP Workshop: PSP Workshop-Ancillary Respirator Fit services/CAOHC CPS/A & Work relatedness/ Forum-Solution Driven!"
AM & PM - (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: Sandra MacLean Uberuaga, MA, CCC-A, F-AAA, CPS/A - Alaska Occupational Audiology & Health Services, Inc. | USA

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

MORNING BREAK

11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (On your own)

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

AFTERNOON BREAK

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings / Networking Time

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Exhibitor's Reception & "Meet the Authors" Poster Sessions


Friday, March 14, 2014

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7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.Exhibits Open

8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks: President & Program Chair

8:10 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: "Hearing Loss Prevention is a Long Duration Mission"
Richard Danielson, Ph.D. - NASA/Johnson Space Center | USA

8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

"Developing Best Practices at an Installation Hearing Program Using a Multi-Disciplinary Approach at a U.S. Army Installation"
Kara Cave, Ph.D. - U.S. Army/Martin Army Community Hospital | USA

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

"To Measure the Impact of Hearing Protectors on the Perception of Speech - The Challenges and a Proposal"
Per Hiselius - 3M | Sweden

9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

"The Interaction of Hearing Loss and Hearing Protection on Speech Recognition"
Christian Giguere - University of Ottawa | Canada

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

"Use of Passive Hearing Protectors and Adaptive Noise Reduction for Field Recording of Otoacoustiuc Emissions in Industrial Noise"
Vincent Nadon - Ecole de technologie superieure | Canada

10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

"Effects of Untrained Earmold Impression on Custom Hearing Protector Device Performance"
Kelly Pack, Au.D. - ENT Associates of Greater Kansas | USA

10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

"Canal Segment Length of Custom Earplugs: Effects on Attenuation (and comfort)"
Jennifer Tufts, Ph.D., CCC-A - University of Connecticut | USA

11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

"Relationship of Insertion Depth to Real-Ear Attenuation for Roll-Down Foam Earplugs"
Elliott Berger, M.S. - 3M Personal Safety Division | USA

11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

"Determining the Effect of Proper Techniques on the Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR) Provided by Earplugs"
Simon Brown, BASc. O.H.S. - City of Calgary, Ryerson University | Canada

11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

NHCA Business Meeting

12:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

HOSTED LUNCH - Pat Feaster, Ph.D.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.POSTER SESSIONS & EXHIBITS

2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

"Measurement of Impulse Peak Insertion Loss with Two Acoustic Test Fixtures from the Institute de Saint Louis"
William Murphy, Ph.D. - CDC/NIOSH | USA

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

"Interlaboratory Comparison of Three Fit-Test Systems with Laboratory Real-Ear Attenuation at Threshold Measurements"
David Byrne, Ph.D. - CDC/NIOSH | USA

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m."Stimulus and Transducer Effects on Pure Tone Threshold Variability"
Gregory Flamme, Ph.D. - Western Michigan University | USA
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m."Comparison of Full Shift Logging Dosimetry Inside and Outside of Hearing Protectors"
Erin Bassney - Clarkson University | USA
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m."TBA"
Christine Petitti - OSHA | USA
3:50 p.m. - 4:10 p.m."Does Hearing Loss Predispose to Occupational Injury Risk?"
Linda Cantley, M.S. - Yale School of Medicine | USA
4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m."A National Research Agenda for the Prevention of Occupational Hearing Loss: Next Steps"
Christa Themann, M.A., CCC-A - NIOSH | USA
4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m."TBA"
Barbara Menard - Johns Manville | USA

4:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

2014 Safe-in-Sound Award
Presenters:
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado / USA

5:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Closing remarks

5:40 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Break / Committee Meetings / Networking Time

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Student Members Only - Meet & Greet!

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Friday Night Event - Valencia Ballroom (Casino Night!)


Saturday, March 15, 2014

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7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast / Round Table Chat Sessions

7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Exhibits Open
BREAKOUTS
BREAKOUT Topic #1 - Military
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

"The Invisible Injury: Implications and Outcomes of Hearing Impairment on the Veteran, the Workplace and the Community"
Damon Schneider, M.B.A., C.R.I.S., C.O.H.C. - The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. | USA

9:20 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. | BREAK
9:25 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

"Field Attenuation Estimation System for Custom-molded Eartips for the Communications Earplug"
William Ahroon, Ph.D. - US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory | USA

9:45 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. | BREAK
9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

"Development and Evaluation of an In-Lab Localization Test for Auditory Fitness-for-Duty"
Martin Robinette, Au.D. - US Army/Virginia Tech University | USA

10:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | BREAK

10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

"Tactical Communications and Protective Systems: What's Really Important? A Selection Criteria Update"
Col. Marjorie Grantham, Ph.D. - U.S. Army | USA

BREAKOUT Topic #2 - Audiology
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

"Hearing Aids in Noisy Workplaces"
Chantal Laroche, Ph.D. - University of Ottawa | Canada

9:20 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. | BREAK
9:25 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

"Teaching Hearing Loss Prevention to Audiology Graduate Students and the Community: The University of Iowa’s Innovative Approach”
Danielle Kelsay, M.A., CCC-A - University of Iowa | USA

9:45 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. | BREAK
9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

"Licensing and Ethical Issues Regarding Telepractice"
Sarah Ervin, Au.D., CCC-A - Workplace Integra | USA

10:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | BREAK

10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

"A Proposed Testing Procedure for the Use of OAEs in Hearing Conservation"
Alison Codling, MPH, RGN, DPS (OHN) - Health & Safety Laboratory | United Kingdom

BREAKOUT Topic #3 - Music & Related Topics
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

"Relationships Between Real-World Usage of Portable Listening Devices and Attitudes Toward Music-Induced Hearing Loss"
Cory Portnuff, Au.D., Ph.D. - University of Colorado Hospital | USA

9:20 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. | BREAK
9:25 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

"Music Exposure and TTS: The Effectiveness of a Break in Reducing TTS"
Hiske Helleman, Au.D., MSc Applied Physics, clinical Physicist - AMC | The Netherlands

9:45 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. | BREAK
9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

"Development of a Questionnaire to Assess Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Hearing Loss Preventions Using the Constructs of the Healh Belief Model"
Serena Dann, Au.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) | USA

10:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | BREAK

10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

"Non-work Causes of Hearing Loss in Noise Exposed Workers"
Vishakha Rawool, Ph.D. - West Virginia University | USA

10:35 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

POSTERS, BREAK, EXHIBITS

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.HOSTED LUNCHEON & AWARDS

1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

TRIBUTE TO DOUG OHLIN
Kara Cave, Ph.D. - U.S. Army/Martin Army Community Hospital | USA

1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

"Gasaway Lecture"
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley | USA

1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m."Non-Lethal Acoustical Weapons: Overview and Auditory/Nonauditory Risks"
Ari Goldberg - Virginia Tech | USA
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

"Early Identification of Subjects of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss"
Robert Bertrand, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C) - Bertrand-Johnson Acoustics, Inc. | China

2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

"Status of the National Standard for Hearing Protectors in China"
Yufei Liu - 3M China Ltd. | China

2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

"Noise Exposures in Three Occupational Exposure Groups in Sweden"
Richard Neitzel, Ph.D. - University of Michigan | USA

3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

BREAK

3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

"Evaluation of Smartphone Sound Measurement Applications"
Chucri (Chuck) Kardous, M.S., P.E. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health | USA

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

"Putting Hearing Conservation Online: Electronic and Web Based Tools for Researchers and Educators"
Megan Gilliver - National Acoustic Laboratories | Australia

4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m."Evaluation of a Computerized Interactive Hearing Loss Prevention Program (HLLPP)"
Serena Dann, Au.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) | USA
4:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Closing Remarks


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