Thursday, October 6, 2011
Presenter: Bob Bruce, PE INCE Bd. Cert
Biography: Bob Bruce specializes in the solution of acoustical problems. He has investigated occupational noise exposures, hearing loss, structural fatigue, community annoyance, and vibration problems. Bob has solved noise problems in the following industries: aerospace, automobile, chemical, cogeneration, food, gas compression, lumber, metals, oil, plastics, power, rubber, and textile. Bob has analyzed noise problems from aircraft, airports, missiles, highways, rapid transit systems, railroads, racecars, and hovercraft. He has designed acoustical treatments for concert halls, churches, hospitals, office buildings, recreational centers, shopping malls, and university buildings. For more than 30 years and on thousands of projects, Bob has shared with his clients and colleagues his knowledge of acoustical measurements, noise control, vibration, and building acoustics. He has written chapters on measurements and control techniques for sound and vibration in 11 books and has published over 40 technical papers related to building acoustics, environmental noise, and industrial noise and vibration.
The Audiogram - How to Use It
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Presenter: COL Lynnette Bardolf, Ph.D. - US Army
Biography: Lynnette Bardolf earned her B.S. in Communication Disorders and her M.S. in Audiology from Florida State University (FSU) in 1989 and 1990, respectively. She received a commission as an Army Officer in the Army’s Medical Service Corps in 1989, and has served as a military clinical audiologist and hearing conservationist for the past 20 years. Lynnette has had many opportunities including a military mission to Nairobi, Kenya, in Jan. 1999, to provide audiology services to victims of the Aug. 1998 Embassy bombings; as well as the opportunity to pursue her Ph.D. in Audiology at the University of Florida, where she graduated in Aug. 2006. Currently, Lynnette is assigned to the Lyster Army Health Clinic at Ft. Rucker, Alabama as Chief of Specialty Services, along with serving as a clinical and research audiologist. She is also the current Director of Membership for NHCA.
Hearing Loss Recordability Issues
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Presenter: Cindy Bloyer, MS, CCC-A, Examinetics, Inc.
Biography: An audiologist since 1980, Cindy has worked solely in the area of hearing conservation since 1991. She heads the Audiology department of Examinetics where she and her staff work with over 5000 facilities nationwide ensuring regulatory compliance and program excellence. A member of NHCA since 1991, a CAOHC CD since 1992 and a certified member of ASHA since 1981, Cindy holds an MS in Audiology from the UW-Stevens Point.
Effective Hearing Protection
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Presenter: Theresa Schulz, Ph.D., CCC-A - Hearing Conservation Manager, Honeywell Safety Products
Biography: Theresa Schulz received her B.S. (1981) and M.A. (1983) degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. (1994) from Ohio State University. She was recognized as the US Air Force Outstanding Audiologist of the Year in 1989 and 1998, and received the Elizabeth Guild Award for Contributions to Military Hearing Conservation in 1996. She was nominated by the Air Force for the 2003 National Public Service Award and received the military’s Outstanding Volunteer Medal in 2004 and NHCA’s Michael Beall Threadgill award in 2009 for her extensive work to prevent noise-induced hearing loss both in the military and in the public sector. Theresa is a die-hard NHCAer having served the association in many roles, she is currently President of the NHCA Foundation. Dr. Schulz provides consultation in hearing loss prevention issues and hearing conservation programs and is a frequently requested, enthusiastic speaker on hearing conservation.
Education and Motivation
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Presenter: Laurie Wells, Au.D., FAAA, PS/A - Associates In Acoustics, Inc.
Biography: Laurie Wells is the manager of audiology for Associates in Acoustics, Inc. and consults nationwide on hearing loss prevention efforts. Her forte is teaching and she has been presenting on hearing conservation topics to employees, employers, and fellow professional for over a dozen years. Laurie teaches hearing loss prevention seminars and offers certification courses for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) in the U.S. and internationally. She served on the board of NHCA as secretary, program chair, and president as well as being active on several task forces. She currently represents the American Academy of Audiology on the CAOHC council.
Hearing Conservation Regulations and HIPAA
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Presenter: Nancy Gallihugh, M.S., CCC-A - Kalamazoo RESA
Biography: Nancy Gallihugh received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and her Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University. As a member of the staff of Constance Brown Hearing Centers for thirteen years, she supervised the industrial audiology program, provided clinical audiology services, and managed the educational audiology program. She currently administers educational audiology services to hearing impaired students through Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency.