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2010 Conference Proceedings
35th Annual Hearing Conservation Conference

February 25-27, 2010
Orlando, Florida

 

Friday, February 26, 2010

Opening Remarks (Click here)
Rick Neitzel - NHCA President 

Opening Remarks (Click here)
Thais Morata - Program Task Force Chair

 

Current moves in Australia based noise exposure research (Click here)

Warwick Williams - National Acoustics Laboratories, Australia

 

Noise-induced hearing loss in Asia (Click here)

Adrian Fuente - University of Chile, School of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Chile

 

Prevention of occupational hearing loss in Brazil: state of the art (Click here)

Ana Claudia Fiorini, Pontifica Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Research on noise-induced hearing loss in Sweden (Click here)

Ann-Christin Johnson - Unit of Audiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

 

Keynote Lecture
Noise and cardiovascular disease: Can hearing conservation programs prevent heart attacks too? (
Click here)

Hugh Davies - UBC School of Environmental Health, Canada

 

NHCA business meeting

 

Luncheon: Effective slides: Design, construction and use

Jean-Luc Doumont - Principiae, Belgium

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Concurrent Session - Hearing Loss Prevention in the Military
Hearing changes among military conscripts in the Swedish Army (Click here)

Per Muhr - Karolinska Institute and the Dept of Audiology Karolinksa University Hospital, Sweden

Hearing loss among soldiers exposed to impulses (Click here)

William Ahroon - US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, USA

Improved hearing protection regulations and the prevention of military NIHL/tinnitus (Click here)

Roderik Mrena - University of Helsinki, Finland

The Army hearing program: supporting the soldier from training to combat (Click here)

Jillyen Curry-Mathis Army Hearing Program Manager, USA

Vickie Tuten, Office of Surgeon General, USA

Development of a computer-based HLP education program for veterans and military personnel (Click here)

Robert Folmer - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research Portland VA Medical Center, USA

 

Concurrent Session - Music & Hearing Loss

TTS subsequent to music player use (Click here)
Colleen Le Prell - Dept of Communicative Disorders, University of Florida, USA

Portable music players - preferred sound levels and listening habits (Click here)

Kim Kahari - School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, Sweden

The use of MP3 players as a possible cause of music-induced hearing loss (Click here)

Wouter Dreschler - Clinical and Experimental Audiology, Academic Medical Centre, Netherlands

Do negative attitudes toward loud music prevent music-induced hearing loss (Click here)

Stephen Widen - Institution of Social and Behavioral Studies, Sweden

It takes two: how partnerships help extend the reach of a national NIHL campaign for tweens (Click here)

Patricia Blessing - National Institutes of Health, USA

 

Concurrent Sessions - Protection & Communication

Influence of headset, hearing sensitivity, flight workload, and communication signal quality on flight performance and communications: An Army Black Hawk helicopter simulator experiment
(
Click here)

Kristen Casto - US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, USA

How well do hearing protectors work? (Click here)

Lee Hager - 3M/Aero Technologies, USA

Comfort and fit of hearing protection products in the industrial environment (Click here)

Martha Tate - Kimberly-Clark Corporation, USA

Interventions to increase the use of HPDs in construction (Click here)

Noah Seixas - University of Washington Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, USA

Influence of hearing aid use in the workplace on noise exposure estimates (Click here)

Marshall Chasin - Musician’s Clinic of Canada, Canada

Brian Fligor - Children’s Hospital Boston, USA

 

Concurrent Sessions - Otototoxicity & Otoprotection

Occupational exposure to chemicals and hearing impairment (Click here)

Ann-Christin Johnson - Unit of Audiology, Karolinksa Institute, Sweden

Thais Morata - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA

The weight of evidence approach in the case of ototoxic chemicals (Click here)

Tony Leroux - Ecole d’orthophonie et d’audiologie; Universite de Montreal, Canada

Pharmacologic otoprotective and rescue agents for noise-induced hearing loss (Click here)

Kathleen Campbell - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA

From bench to bedside and back again: translating otoprotective agents from animal to man (Click here)

Colleen Le Prell - Dept of Communicative Disorders, University of Florida, USA

Misadventures of a hair cell

Theresa Schulz - Sperian Hearing Protection, USA

 

Afternoon Sessions

 

An overview of the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda / Emphasis on Hearing Loss and Prevention (Click here)

CAPT W. Gregory Lotz - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA

Lee Hager - 3M/Aero Technologies, USA

 

Life cycle analysis of noise and hearing in Finland (Click here)

Esko Toppila - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland

 

Introducing NIOSH surveillance program for occupational hearing loss (Click here)

SangWoo Tak - NIOSH, DSHEFS, Surveillance Branch, USA

 

The threshold for hearing problems: results from NHANES (1999-2004) (Click here)

Greg Flamme - Western Michigan University, USA

 

Hearing loss prevention training, noise measurements and audiological exams change a reality among industrial fisherman in the south of Brazil (Click here)

Evelyn Albizu - Fundacentro/Ministry of Labor, Brazil

 

Daily noise exposure monitoring to reduce risk of occupational hearing loss

Peter Rabinowitz - Yale University, USA

 

2010 Safe-in-Sound Excellence & Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention AwardsTM

Thais Morata - National Institute for Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, USA (Click here)

Deanna Meinke - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, USA

CAPT Margaret Kitt - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA

Mead C. Killion - Etymotic Research, Inc., USA (Click here)

Charles Shamoon - New York City Dept. of Enrivonmental Protection, USA

Erich Thalheimer - Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), USA (Click here)

Kris Chesky - College of Music, University of North Texas, USA (Click here)

 

 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Evaluation of the increased accident risk from workplace noise (Click here)

Esko Toppila - Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland

 

Tools for optimizing the installation of warning sounds in noisy workplaces (Click here)

Chantal LaRoche - Hearing Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada

 

Hearing loss in construction industry: comparisons to ISO-1999 predictions (Click here / Click here for sound)

Monique Leensen - M.C.J. Leensen, Academic Medical Centre, Netherlands

 

Otoacoustic emissions in a hearing conservation program: applicability in longitudinal monitoring and the relation to changes in pure-tone thresholds (Click here)

Hiske Helleman - Clinical and Experimental Audiology, Academic Medical Centre, Netherlands

 

Classroom noise and acoustics, rekindling the fight for standards (Click here)

Neil Snyder - American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association, USA

 

Hearing protection labeling: EPA rulemaking and an updated ANSI S12.42 (Click here)

Elliott Berger - 3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division, USA

 

Exposure of law enforcement officers to gunfire (Click here)

Chucri (Chuck) Kardous - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA

 

Better Protection from Blasts without Sacrificing Situational Awareness (Click here)

Mead Killion - Etymotic Research, Inc. - USA

 

Gasaway Lecture: Have Hardhat, Will Travel - Hearing Conservation in the Great White (?) North

Christine Harrison - Occupational Audiologist, WorkSafeBC, Canada

 

Evaluating the effectiveness of hearing conservation by program components (Click here)

Nicholas Heyer - Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation, USA

 

Mass transit noise levels and rider characteristics in New York City (Click here)

Rick Neitzel - University of Washington, USA

 

Noise exposure profiles (Click here)

Warwick Williams - National Acoustics Laboratories, Australia

 

Noise exposure of musicians at the National Ballet Orchestra (Click here)

Alberto Behar - University of Toronto, Canada

 

DNA and other layman terms related to audiology (Click here)

Curtis Smith - Professor Emeritus - Auburn University, USA

Judith Blumsack - Auburn University, USA

 

Speech-in-noise screening tests by internet; improving test sensitivity for noise-induced hearing loss (Click here)

Monique Leensen - Clinical and Experimental Audiology, Academic Medical Centre, Netherlands

 

 

Poster Presentations

"Evaluation of feedback noise through fire department 911 dispatcher headsets” (Click here)
Chandran Achutan, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Chucri (Chuck) Kardous – National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, USA 

"Evaluation of Noise Exposure at a Metal Conduit Manufacturer” (Click here)

Scott Brueck – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA

Manuel Rodriguez, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA

 

"Field-deployable auditory assessment system for tracking noise-induced hearing loss” (Click here)

JC Buckey – Dartmouth Medical School, USA

Deanna Meinke – University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, USA

R.J. Kine-Schoder – Creare Inc., USA

O.H. Clavier – Creare Inc., USA

D.L. Alvarenga –Dartmouth Medical School, USA

 

"Occupational noise exposure and work accidents in a Brazilian city” (Click here)

Adriano Dias - Botucatu Medical School, Dept of Public Health, Brazil

 

"Daily noise exposures among college-level musicians” (Click here)

Greg Flamme – Western Michigan University, USA

Edward Roth – School of Music; Western Michigan University, USA

Amanda Nordgren – Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology; Western Michigan University, USA

Kristy Deiters – Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology; Western Michigan University, USA

 

"Hearing thresholds by age, gender, frequency, and ethnicity in non-industrial noise exposed adults” (Click here)

Greg Flamme – Western Michigan University, USA

Kristy Deiters – Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology; Western Michigan University, USA

 

"Evaluating Tinnitus in Industrial Hearing Loss Prevention Programs” (Click here)

Luciara Giacobe Steinmetz – Universidade Tuiuti do Parana, Brazil

Bianca Simone Zeigelboim - Universidade Tuiuti do Parana, Brazil

Jair Marques - Universidade Tuiuti do Parana, Brazil

Thais Morata, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA

Adriana Bender M. Lacerda - Universidade Tuiuti do Parana, Brazil

 

"Hearing Impairment after Prolonged Exposure to Noise.  A Retrospective Study in Pilots” (Click here)

Aram Hellstadius - Karolinska Institutet Section of Audiology, Dept of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Sweden

Ann-Christin Johnson - Unit of Audiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

 

"Spectrotemporal Integration in Normal and Hearing Impaired Listeners” (Click here)

Evelyn Hoglund – Ohio State University, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, USA

Lawrence Feth – Ohio State University, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, USA

 

"¿Oyes y Entiendes?: Communication Strategies Between Occupational Hearing Conservationists and Spanish-Speaking Workers" (Click here)

Emily Wakefield - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, USA

Deanna Meinke - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, USA

Kathryn Bright - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, USA

Mark Guiberson - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, USA

Hortensia Soto-Johnson - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, USA

 

"The effect of recreational noise exposure and hearing loss in youth” (Click here)

Hannah Keppler - Ghent University/ Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences/ ENT Department, Belgium

 

 "Validity of a temporary threshold shift (TTS) detector for use in iPods and other portable audio devices” (Click here)

Chantal LaRoche – Hearing Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada

Chrystal Vegiard – Hearing Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada

Christian Giguere - Hearing Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada

Les Blomberg - Hearing Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada

 

"Speech-in-noise screening tests by internet; improving test sensitivity for noise-induced hearing loss” (Click here)

Monique Leensen – Clinical and Experimental Audiology, Academic Medical Centre, Netherlands

 

"Environmental noise level analysis of call center station” (Click here)

Teresa Momenshohn – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Marielaine Gimenes – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Valerie Moura – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

 

"The use of Personal sound stereo system and the presence of tinnitus” (Click here)

Teresa Momenshohn – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Mariana Nogueria – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Camila Lamas – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Marianne Gutierre Molinaro – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Thaysa Freitas – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Gabriela Bueno – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

 

"Tinnitus and auditory complaint in a population that attends noisy exposure” (Click here)

Teresa Momenshohn – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Larissa Poli Moreira – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Mariana Pelegrini Biserra– Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Andrea Paz – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

Neury Hayashi – Santos – IEAA – Institute of Hearing Studies, Brazil

 

"Auditory sensitivity to individuals with opiate abuse and noise exposure” (Click here)

Vishakha Rawool – Dept. of Speech Pathology & Audiology, West Virginia University, USA

Carrie Dluhy – Virginia Medical Center, USA

 

"Reduced Susceptibility to Noise in Carriers of German Waltzing Guinea Pig” (Click here)

Asa Skjonsberg – Dept of Clinical Sciences, Intervention and Technology, Sweden

 

"Long-term occupational noise and antihypertensive medication: a register-based study” (Click here)

Z.A. Stokholm – Danish Ramazzini Center, Dept of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Sweden

H.A. Kolstad – The Swedish Armed Forces, The Occupational Health Center at the  Garrison of Halmstad, Sweden

K.L. Christensen - Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Sweden

J.P. Bonde - Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Copenhagen University, Bispebjerg Hospital, Sweden

 

"Employee satisfaction with two sound transmission HPDs” (Click here)

Jennifer Tufts – University of Connecticut; Dept of Communication Sciences, USA

 

"Unintentional Traumatic injury and hearing acuity among central Ohio cash grain farmers: A Case-Control Study” (Click here)

Marie Vetter – Chicago Hearing Services, USA

 

 


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