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2012 Conference - Schedule of Events
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Schedule of Events

 

Workshop/Panel/Poster Presentation Descriptions - Click here to review

Workshop/Panel/Poster Presenter Biographies & Photos - Click here to review

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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

Registration and Information Desk Open

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

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS

FULL DAY 

Workshop #1

Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics

 

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

 

The Audiogram - How to Use It - click here
Presenter: COL Lynnette Bardolf, Ph.D. - US Army / USA

 

Hearing Loss Recordability Issues - click here
Presenter: Cindy Bloyer, MS, CCC-A - Examinetics, Inc. / USA

 

Effective Hearing Protection - click here
Presenter: Timothy Swisher, M.A., CCC-A - Hearing Safety / USA

 

Education & Motivation - click here
Presenter: Nancy Gallihugh, M.S., CCC-A - Kalamazoo RESA / USA

 

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

FULL DAY

Workshop #2

The HearTomorrow Audio Workshop: Audio Systems Theory for Hearing Professionals - click here

 

Presenter: Benj Kanters, M.M. - Columbia College Chicago / USA

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MORNING WORKSHOPS

AM & PM

Workshop #3

Noise Instrumentation and Measurement - click here

 

Presenter: Lee Hager - 3M / USA

AM ONLY

Workshop #4A

Hearing Protection Device Field Attenuation Estimation Systems- Round Robin Evaluations - click here

 

Presenters:
William Ahroon, Ph.D. - US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory / USA
MAJ Kel Kratzer, Au.D., CCC-A - Womack Army Medical Center / USA
Michelle Kruse - Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital / USA
CPT Angela Fulbright, Au.D., CCC-A - Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center / USA
CPT M. Joel Jennings, MS, CCC-A, F/AAA - William Beaumont Army Medical Center / USA
CPT Kara Cave - B.A., Ph.D., CCC-A, F/AAA - LaPante Health Clinic / USA

AM ONLY

Workshop #5A

PSP Workshop - Mobile Unit Infectious Controls Update Panel of Mobile Testing Service Providers - click here

 

Presenter: A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D., FAAA - Oacktree Products, Inc. / USA

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

MORNING BREAK

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

Lunch (On your own)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

PM ONLY Workshop #4B Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler - Building Alliances To Save Hearing - click here
  Presenter: John Allen, Ph.D. - NASA / USA
PM ONLY Workshop #5B Hearing Protection for Recreational Firearm Shooters - click here
 

Presenters:
Deanna K. Meinke, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado / USA
Michael Stewart, Ph.D. - Central Michigan University / USA
Gregory A. Flamme, Ph.D. - Western Michigan University / USA
CAPT William Murphy, Ph.D. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USPHS / USA
James E. Lankford, Ph.D. - Northern Illinois University / USA
Jacob Sondergaard, M.Sc, B.Eng. - G.R.A.S. Sound & Vibration / USA
Donald S. Finan, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado / USA

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

Friday, February 24, 2012

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

Registration and Information Desk Open

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

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks: President & Program Chair

8:20 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Intervention Effectiveness Research in Hearing Loss Prevention - click here
Presenter: Thais Morata, Ph.D. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USA

8:45 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

How Should Hearing Conservation Program Effectiveness Be Assessed? - click here
Presenter: Peter Rabinowitz, M.D., M.P.H. - Yale University / USA

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Don't Trash Your Hearing - Cultural Issues and Hearing Loss Prevention in Public Sector Solid Waste Service (A Case Study) - click here
Presenter: Connie Muncy, C.I.H., M.S. Mgmt., Montgomery County Environmental Services / USA

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Play It Down - A Community Project by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation in an Effort to Reduce the Rate of Hearing Loss in American Teens - click here
Presenter: Megan Morris - Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation / USA

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:30 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Keynote Lecture: Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Prevention: Engaging Communities and Changing Cultures - click here
Presenter: William Hal Martin, Ph.D. - Oregon Health & Science University / USA

11:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Strategies for Building Hearing Awareness Advocacy Among Music and Sound Professionals - click here
Presenter: Benj Kanters, M..M. - Columbia College Chicago / USA

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NHCA Business Meeting

12:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Hosted Luncheon - click here
Presenter: Coming Soon!

1:10 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Noise Control Issues in the Workplace / Moderator: Alice Suter
Why Engineering Noise Control is Needed - click here / Alice Suter, Ph.D. - Alice Suter & Associates / USA
OSHA's Perspective - click here / David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H. - OSHA / USA
Is Noise Control Feasible for Industry? - click here/ David Sarvadi, J.D., M.S.C. - Keller and Heckman LLC / USA
Where Noise Control is Feasible and How it Works - click here/ Dennis Driscoll, P.E., Brd. Cert., INCE - Associates in Acoustics / USA
The "85/3" Project - click here/ Rick Neitzel, Ph.D., C.I.H. - University of Michigan / USA
Economic Impact of Noise - click here / Ruth Ruttenberg, Ph.D. - Ruth Ruttenberg & Associates / USA

2:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Randomized, Controlled Study of NIHL and Tinnitus Prevention Interventions for Elementary School Students - click here
Presenter: Susan Griest, M.P.H. - Oregon Health & Science University / USA

3:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

BREAK

3:25 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

The Potential of "MP3" Insert Earphones to Cause Hearing Loss - click here
Presenters: John Franks, Ph.D. - LytleSound / USA

3:50 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Risk of NIHL From MP3 Player use: Evaluating Long-Term Dosimetry Measurements - click here
Presenter: Cory D. F. Portnuff, Au.D., Ph.D. - University of Colorado at Boulder / USA

4:15 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Children and Adolescents, Habits, Preferences and Protective Behaviors Regarding Loud Sound Exposures: Inherited Culture? - click here
Presenter: Keila Knobel, Ph.D. - State University of Campinas / Brazil

4:40 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

2012 Safe-in-Sound Award - click here
Presenters: Thais Morata, Ph.D. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USA & Deanna Meinke, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado / USA

5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Break & Posters / Committee Meetings / Networking Time

5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday Night Event - Mardi Gras World

Saturday, February 25, 2012 

7:30 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

8:45 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

What Are They Hearing? Australian Young Adults' Leisure Noise Exposure and Attitudes to Hearing Loss Prevention - click here
Presenter: Megan Gilliver, Ph.D. - National Acoustic Laboratories / Australia

9:10 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.

Reactions to Noise in Day-Care Centers in Sweden - click here
Presenter: Ann-Christin Johnson - Karolinksa Institutet / Sweden

9:25 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Impact of Daily Noise Exposure Monitoring on Individual Noise Exposures - click here
Presenter: Michael McTague, M.P.H. - Yale University / USA

9:50 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Need for Special Support for Workers with Hearing Loss in Noisy Occupations - click here
Presenter: Vishakha Rawool, Ph.D. - West Virginia University / USA

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

BREAK (Exhibit Hall Closes at End of Break)

10:45 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Myths and Misconceptions About Hearing Protection - click here
Presenter: Elliott Berger, M.S., I.N.C.E. Board Certified - 3M / USA

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

Developing an Educational Toolkit for Military Hearing Preservation - click here
Presenter: Lynne Marshall, Ph.D. - Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory / USA

11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Military Hearing Protection-Enhancement Devices: Can the Soldier Detect and Identify the Gunshot and other Threats? - click here
Presenter: John Casali, Ph.D., C.P.E., Grado Chaired Professor - Virginia Tech, Auditory Systems Laboratory / USA

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Hosted Luncheon & Awards

1:15 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Gasaway Lecture - click here
Presenter: Dennis Driscoll, P.E., Brd. Cert., Noise Control Engineer - Associates in Acoustics / USA

 

BREAKOUTS

 

Military / Firearms

HPDs / Fit Testing

2:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

The Influence of Military Service on Auditory Health and the Efficacy of a Hearing Conservation Program - click here
Presenter: Per Muhr, Ph.D. - Karolinska Institute / Sweden

An Acoustical Analysis of the Frequency-Response and Attenuation Patterns of Musician Earplugs - click here
Presenter: Kris Chesky, Ph.D. - University of Northern Texas / USA

2:25 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Evaluation of Different Hearing Protection at Firing Ranges - click here
Presenter: Leif Olsen, M.P.H., C.I.H., C.H.M.M. - Naval Medical Center San Diego / USA

The Occlusion Effect of Earplugs per Insertion-Depth, Earplug Type, and Excitation-Source - click here
Presenter: Kichol Lee - Virginia Tech / USA

2:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Comparison of Impulse Peak Insertion Loss Measurements from Three Acoustic Test Fixtures - click here
Presenter: CAPT William J. Murphy, Ph.D. - National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health / USPHS / USA

We Build Airplanes! What Does Hearing Conservation Have to Do with Me?- click here
Presenter: Raoul Calimlim, C.I.H. - Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation / USA

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

BREAK

3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Use of a Head Simulator to Measure the Hearing Protection Performace of Helmets Developed for High Noise Environments - click here
Presenter: Anthony Dietz, Ph.D. - Creare / USA

Custom Designed and Manufactured Hearing Protection: History, Terminology and Benefits to Corporations and Hearing Conservation Professionals - click here
Presenter: Scott Lake, M.S.E. Purdue University, B.S.M.E., G.M.I. Engineering & Management Institute - Westone Laboratories, Inc. / USA

4:10 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

Weapon Noise Assessment - What Routine Dosimetry Doesn't Tell You - click here
Presenter: Scott McFeeters - Naval Medical Center San Diego / USA

Acoustical and Geometrical Properties of Custom Earplugs Obtained with an Automated Fitting System - click here
Presenter: Jeremie Voix, Associate Professory - Universite de Quebec (ETS) / Canada

4:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Impulse Noise Levels Generated by Starter Pistols - click here
Presenter: Jacob Sondergaard - G.R.A.S. Sound & Vibration / USA

Optimal Hearing Protection with State of the Art Custom HPDs and State of the Art Fit Testing - click here
Presenter: Mihaela Grigorie - Phonak Communications AG / Switzerland

5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks


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Phone: 303-224-9022
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