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2015 Annual Hearing Conference

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7/23/2013 - Call for Nominations for NHCA Media Award
Raising Awareness about the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss and its presistent prevalence is an important mission of the National Hearing Conservation Association... (Click here to read more)

7/15/2013 - Dennis Driscoll, P.E., to be Recognized for his Contributions to Noise Control and Hearing Conservation at the AIHA Fall Conference
Dennis will receive the 2013 Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award, an honor bestowed annually by the Academy of Industrial Hygiene (AIH)... (Click here to read more)

2/8/2013 - National Hearing Conservation Association Partners with International Journal of Audiology to Publish Select Conference Presentations
For the third consecutive year, the International Journal of Audiology (IJA) and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) have partnered to publish... (Click here to read more)

12/3/2012 - Elliott Berger to Receive National Hearing Conservation Association's Lifetime Achievement Award
Elliott H. Berger, M.S., Division Scientist for 3M’s Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division, will be presented with the National Hearing Conservation Association Lifetime Achievement Award in St. Petersburg, FL, in February, 2013. (Click here to read more

3/1/2011 - Dr. Peter Rabinowitz of Yale University Presented 2011 "Outstanding Hearing Conservationist" Award by the National Hearing Conservation Association
Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Services at the Yale University Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, has been name the 2011 "Outstanding Hearing Conservationist"... (Click here to read more)

 

3/1/2011 - NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Team Receives 2011 "Media Award" from the National Hearing Conservation Association
The Hearing Loss Prevention Team, a Division of Applied Research and Technology of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has received the 2011 "Media Award"... (Click here to read more)

 

1/25/2011 - The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Responds to OSHA's Withdrawal of Their Proposed Noise Control Interpretation
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposal to revise the interpretation of the noise standard. (Click here to read more)
 

12/17/2010 - The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Defends OSHA's Decision to Change Interpretation of Noise Control Enforcement, Seeks to Address Misperceptions

The National Hearing Conservation Association is reiterating its support for the change in workplace noise control enforcement announced on October 19, 2010 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). (Click here to read more)
(Click here for additional points in support of noise controls)

10/16/2010 - The National Hearing Conservation Association Announces OSHA's Intention to Change Policy on Compliance with Noise Standards, 29 CFR 1910.95.
The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is pleased to announce that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has declared its intention to change its current policy on compliance with the noise standards, 29 CFR 1910.95. (Click here to read more)

Click here to review the FR Notice Noise-Eng Controls, 10/19/2010

Click here to review Trade Release: OSHA Seeks Comments on its Official Interpretation of Workplace Noise Exposure Controls

 

7/6/2010 - The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA Announces a Call for Papers for 36th Annual Conference"

The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) announces a call for papers for presentations and posters for its 36th Annual Conference, to be held February 24-26, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona. The theme of the conference is "The Future of Hearing Conservation: Technology & Innovation." (Click here to read more)

3/5/2010 - The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Receives "Media Award"

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has received the "Media Award" from the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) for its "It’s a Noisy Planet, Protect Their Hearing” campaign and web site. This award recognizes the efforts of writers and/or producers of news features that serve to heighten public awareness of the hazards of noise. (Click here to read more)

 

3/5/2010 - NIOSH Researcher Mark Stephenson Presented "Outstanding Hearing Conservationist" Award

NIOSH researcher Dr. Mark Stephenson has been named "Outstanding Hearing Conservationist" by the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) for his noteworthy contributions to hearing loss prevention research and development of hearing conservation standards and practices. The annual award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions within the field of Hearing Conservation. (Click here to read more)

 

3/25/2010 - University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke Receives "Michael Beall Threadgill" Award

University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke, AuD., has received the "Michael Beall Threadgill" Award from the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA). Established in 1985, the Michael Beall Threadgill Award honors individuals who have made a significant commitment to the growth and continuing excellence of the NHCA. (Click here to read more)

 

1/20/2010 - Dangerous Decibels Presents Educator Training Workshop Following National Hearing Conservation Association Conference
The National Hearing Conservation Association announces that an Educator Training Workshop will be presented by Dangerous Decibels from February 28 to March 1, 2010 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL. (Click here to read more)

1/19/2010 - Hearing Test Results from 2009 Audio Engineers Society Convention
The 127th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention was held in New York, New York from October 9 Conservation Association (NHCA) was able to conduct free hearing testing on 425 convention attendees through a generous $10,000 donation from Shure. (Click here to read more)

 

1/8/2010 - NHCA Announces 2010 Board Election Results
After tabulating the votes from the 2010 Board Election Ballot NHCA has announced the 2010 election results.  Congratulations to the newly elected officers. (Click here to read more)

12/8/2009 - NHCA Recommendations to EPA on NRR Change Intend to Improve Utility of Hearing Protection Devices at Work and at Home
In repsonse to the recent announcement of the impending change to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) for hearing protection devices, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has provided its recommendations to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Based on expert member input and review, NHCA's recommendations are intended to improve the utility of hearing protection devices for occupational hearing conservation programs and for personal use. (Click here to read more)

10/21/2009 - National Hearing Conservation Association Petitions OSHA to Lower Permissible Exposure Limits for Noise
Citing the fact that nearly 22 million American workers are exposed to hazardous noise on a daily basis and that occupational hearing loss continues to plague industry, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has made a request to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for noise exposures. (Click here to read more)

10/20/2009 - The 2010 National Hearing Conservation Association Conference to "Explore the World of Hearing Loss Prevention"
The National Hearing Conservation Association [NHCA] announces that its 35th annual conference will be held February 25-27, 2010 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Titled "Explore the World of Hearing Loss Prevention,” the conference will focus on various topics of local and international concern, including "whole life” hearing loss prevention; chemicals, ototoxicity and otoprotection; and the impending change to the Noise Reduction Rating in the United States. (Click here to read more

7/15/2011 - NHCA Guidelines for Recording Hearing Loss on the OSHA 300 Log
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5/19/2011 - A new National Emphasis Program for the Primary Metals Industries. Noise is mentioned as a physical agent of concern. See page 12 of the document.
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4/18/2011 - National Hearing Conservation Association Advocates Review of OSHA Interpretation of Feasibility of Occupational Noise Controls
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4/18/2011
- National Hearing Conservation Association Advocates Review of OSHA Interpretation of Feasibility of Occupational Noise Controls
In support of its efforts in hearing loss prevention, the National hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) sent a letter to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) advocating the regulatory body to revisit the interpretation adn application of noise controls in industrial workplaces. (Click here to read more)

 


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