CAOHC/NHCA 2014 Webinar Series:
"Plugging the Holes in Hearing Conservation Programs: Promoting Prevention and Overcoming Obstacles”
Webinar #3: "Audiometric Monitoring: Infection Control and Otoscopy”
Description: Audiometric testing in industrial settings differs from clinical audiology – but should they? This session reviews regulations and suggests best practices about sanitizers to use for various testing locations and gives employers guidance on how to ensure they are receiving appropriate care from service providers. Should audiometric headphones be sanitized between employees? What are common hygiene practices to observe? Should otoscopy be used? If so, what practices are recommended? What are the basics of infection prevention?
Presenter: A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D., FAAA - Oaktree Products, Inc.
A.U. Bankaitis earned her masters degree in audiology from Cleveland State University in 1990 and immediately moved to Cincinnati to pursue her doctorate at the University of Cincinnati while simultaneously completing her CFY at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Her involvement in infection control was somewhat of an accident; she happened to be in the right place at the right time. Within the first year of her doctoral studies, a relationship was established with the Infectious Disease Center at the University of Cincinnati to study the effects of varying degrees of HIV on the auditory system. In the absence of readily accessible information, she educated herself in the area of infection control with specific application to audiology and speech-language pathology and started sharing that knowledge with her colleagues.
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|Webinar:||Member Rate||Non Member Rate||Student Rate||Webinar Recording Only|
|WEBINAR PACKAGE RATE (ALL SIX WEBINARS INCLUDED)*||$250||$400||$200||$200|
|Promoting Prevention and Recognizing Success|
(Thursday, April 17, 2014)
|Assessing Hearing Protector Attenuation on Individual Ears |
(Thursday, May 15, 2014)
|Audiometric Monitoring: Infection Control and Otoscopy |
(Thursday, June 19, 2014)
|A Shot of Prevention: Firearms and Hearing Protection |
(Thursday, July 17, 2014)
|Economics of Hearing Conservation Program and Noise Control |
(Thursday, August 21, 2014)
|Advocating to Reduce the Ill-Effects of Noise Exposure |
(Thursday, September 18, 2014)