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

Friday, February 24, 2017

 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

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8:50 am - 9:15 am 

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

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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

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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

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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

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11:00 am - 11:25 am  

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

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11:25 am - 11:50 am

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

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 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

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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

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2:55 pm - 3:20 pm 

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

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 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

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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

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4:40 pm - 5:40 pm 

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

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout #1

Breakout #2

Breakout #3

Breakout #4

HPD Fit Testing

Impulse Noise

Noise measures

Hearing Conservation Intervention

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


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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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 


 

 


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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

 


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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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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

 



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

 

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Air Nozzle Noise Reduction Studys
Presenter: Nancy A. Hall

 



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

 

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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

 

 

 

 




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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

 



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Noise exposures of middle-school basketball officials

Presenter: Bo A. Martinez

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

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1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

GASAWAY LECTURE: Eric Fallon 

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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

 

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2:10 pm – 2:35 pm

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

 

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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

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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

 

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3:45 pm – 4:10 pm

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

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4:10 pm – 4:35 pm

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

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