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"Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics" Webinar Registration

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*Each webinar will not exceed 60 minutes which includes 15-20 minutes of Q&A

Thursday, October 6, 2011
8:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. MST / 10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST
WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE!
Noise Measurement
This segment will provide an overview of the measurement and control of noise, including an introduction to that dear friend/archenemy of hearing loss prevention (the decibel), the equipment we use to measure noise (sound level meters, dosimeters, octave band analyzers, oh my!), how we can reduce noise exposures, and how all this relates to protecting people's hearing.
Presenter: Bob Bruce, PE INCE Bd. Cert - Click here to view biography!


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Thursday, November 17, 2011
8:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. MST / 10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST
WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE!
Hearing Loss Recordability Issues
Identification of work-related hearing loss has long been one of the most complicated and controversial areas of government-mandated injury/illness recordkeeping. Effective in 2000, MSHA provided a new definition of "reportable" hearing loss in its revised noise standard, Part 62. OSHA also defined new criteria for recording occupational hearing loss with its recent revision to 29 CFR 1904 (effective in 2003, with a separate Form 300 column in effect January 1, 2004). This workshop presentation will focus on the basic requirements of MSHA and OSHA recordkeeping regulations, as well as implications for professional review of audiograms and determination of work-relatedness. Although compliance with recordkeeping rules is important to the ultimate goal of tracking incidence of work-related hearing loss, emphasis will also be placed on best practices for an effective hearing loss prevention program.
Presenter: Cindy Bloyer, MS, CCC-A, Examinetics, Inc. -
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
8:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. MST / 10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST
WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE!
The Audiogram - How to Use It
The audiometric test is essentially the report card for the hearing loss prevention program. No worker's hearing has ever been preserved or protected because he or she took a hearing test. How we use that hearing test, how we convey the information, how we track the data becomes critical to the program. This session will go beyond just looking for standard threshold shift. It will provide the technician with information about obtaining a valid result, and will offer the professional supervisor insight into follow-up strategies.
Presenter: COL Lynnette Bardolf, Ph.D. - US Army - Click here to view biography!


Thursday, January 12, 2012
8:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. MST / 10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Deadline to register: January 11, 2012 by 3:00 p.m. MST
1 Unit of ASHA Continuing Education Credits Available.
Contact hours have been applied for from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
Effective Hearing Protection
As hearing conservationists we can measure, assess, document, and counsel, but when it comes to effective intervention, an important tool, sometimes our only tool, is a hearing protector. Therefore it behooves us to become knowledgeable about the specification of hearing protection devices and their use in hearing conservation programs. This presentation will focus on hearing protector function, how they are tested and rated (with particular reference to the NRR), the performance gains available from the use of dual hearing protection and hearing protection as a problem solver.
Presenter: Theresa Schulz, Ph.D., CCC-A - Hearing Conservation Manager, Honeywell Safety Products - Click here to view biography!


Thursday, February 9, 2012
8:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. MST / 10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST
Deadline to register: February 8, 2012 by 3:00 p.m. MST

1 Unit of ASHA Continuing Education Credits Available.
Contact hours have been applied for from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

Education and Motivation
While the ideal solution to a noisy environment is to remove the noise, in many situations, it simply isn't possible. When this is the case, it's not enough to rely solely on compliance with regulations to reduce risk. We need to educate employees thoroughly on the benefits of hearing conservation and the crucial steps they should take to safeguard their hearing. Employees must participate actively for hearing conservation to be successful; we need to engage and interest them in their own protection. Effective hearing conservation cannot be achieved without the combined efforts of employers, supervisors, and the employees themselves. By focusing on the reasons behind hearing conservation, and providing some different approaches, we can better reach these individuals to make them a part of the solution to preventable hearing loss.
Presenter: Laurie Wells, Au.D., FAAA, PS/A - Associates in Acoustics, Inc. - Click here to view biography!


Thursday, March 8, 2012
8:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. MST / 10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST
Deadline to register: March 7, 2012 by 3:00 p.m. MST
1 Unit of ASHA Continuing Education Credits Available.
Contact hours have been applied for from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
Hearing Conservation Regulations and HIPAA
This portion of the workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as it relates to the hearing conservation provider, including recordkeeping, maintaining compliance, and available resources. Also discussed will be a summary of Hearing Conservation Regulations including recordability differences between MSHA and OSHA.
Presenter: Nancy Gallihugh, M.S., CCC-A - Kalamazoo RESA - Click here to view biography!


National Hearing Conservation Association
12011 Tejon Street, Suite 700
Westminster, CO 80234
Phone: 303-224-9022
Fax: 303-458-0002
nhcaoffice@hearingconservation.org