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2012 Conference Proceedings

2012 Spectrum Supplement

Attendee Evaluation

2012 Attendee List - Alpha by Company

Workshop Evaluation Form

2012 Attendee List - Alpha by Last Name Poster Presentation Award Ballot
2012 Sponsors/Exhibitors

Exhibitor Evaluation Form


Certificate of Completion - 2012 Conference (ASHA / AAA/ ABIH / BCSP)

AAOHN CNE - Certificate of Completion 2012

2012 Award Winner - Michael Beall Threadgill Award Winner - Laurie Wells

 


 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

*Thursday Workshop presentations are only available below if the presenter authorized posting the PDF. If you attended a Thursday Workshop and would like to obtain more information you will need to contact the presenter directly. You can obtain all speaker contact information on the attendee roster links above.

Registration and Information Desk Open

Continental Breakfast

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS

Workshop #1

Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop #2

The HearTomorrow Audio Workshop: Audio Systems Theory for Hearing Professionals 

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

MORNING WORKSHOPS

Workshop #3

Noise Instrumentation and Measurement 

Presenter: Lee Hager - 3M / USA

Workshop #4A

Hearing Protection Device Field Attenuation Estimation Systems- Round Robin Evaluations

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

Workshop #5A

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

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

MORNING BREAK

Lunch (On your own)

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

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

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 Soendergaard, M.Sc, B.Eng. - G.R.A.S. Sound & Vibration / USA
Donald S. Finan, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado / USA

AFTERNOON BREAK

Committee Meetings / Networking Time

Exhibitor's Reception


Friday, February 24, 2012

Registration and Information Desk Open

Continental Breakfast

Exhibits Open

Welcome and Opening Remarks: President & Program Chair

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

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

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

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

BREAK

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

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

NHCA Business Meeting - Click here

Hosted Luncheon

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 / Ruth Ruttenberg, Ph.D. - Ruth Ruttenberg & Associates / USA

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

BREAK

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

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

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

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

Break & Posters / Committee Meetings / Networking Time

Friday Night Event - Mardi Gras World


Saturday, February 25, 2012 

Registration and Information Desk Open

Breakfast / Round Table Chat Sessions

Exhibits Open

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

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

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

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

BREAK (Exhibit Hall Closes at End of Break)

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

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

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

Hosted Luncheon & Awards

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

BREAKOUTS

Military / Firearms

HPDs / Fit Testing

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 Presenter: Kris Chesky, Ph.D. - University of Northern Texas / USA

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

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 and for
Presenter: Raoul Calimlim, C.I.H. - Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation / USA

BREAK

Use of a Head Simulator to Measure the Hearing Protection Performace of Helmets Developed for High Noise Environments 
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

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

Impulse Noise Levels Generated by Starter Pistols - click here
Presenter: Jacob Soendergaard - 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

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks


 

Poster Presentations - Coming Soon!

Poster #1 - Click here
"Chicago Healthy Aging Study (CHAS): Evaluation of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Hearing in Older Adults”
Presenter:   Rachael Baiduc, B.S. - Northwestern University | USA
Gayla Poling, Ph.D., CCC-A - Northwestern University | USA
Martha Daviglus, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. - Northwestern University | USA
Sumitrajit Dhar, Ph.D., CCC-A - Northwestern University | USA

Poster #2 - Click here
"Measurements of Bone-Conducted Impulse Noise with a Head Simulator”
Presenter: Odile Clavier, Ph.D. - Creare, Inc. | USA
 CAPT William J. Murphy, Ph.D. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USPHS | USA
 Anthony Dietz, Ph.D. - Creare, Inc. | USA
 LCDR Edward L. Zechmann, M.S. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USPHS | USA

Poster #3
"Hearing Protector Attenuation Testing: Comparision of Methods and Instruments for Measuring Earplug Performance”

Presenter:   Claire Collord, B.S. - University of Cincinnati | USA
Poster #4 
"Standardized REAT Measurements of Children Fit with Slow-Recovery Foam Earplugs”
Presenter:   Jennifer Eggebrecht, B.S. - University of Northern Colorado | USA
Poster #5
"Pop-rock Musicians: Effects of Amplified Music and Assessment of Satisfaction Provided by the Use of Hearing Protectors”
Presenter:   Ana Claudia Fiorini - UNIFESP/PUCSP | Brazil
Cristiane Bolzachini Santoni - UNIFESP/PUCSP | Brazil
Poster #6 - Click here
"Data from a Computer-Based Hearing Loss Prevention Education Program for Veterans and Military Personnel”

Presenter:   Robert Folmer, Ph.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland VA Medical Center | USA
Susan Griest, M.P.H. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland VA Medical Center | USA
Gabrielle Saunders, Ph.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland VA Medical Center | USA
Serena Dann, Au.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland VA Medical Center | USA
Edward Porsov, M.S. - Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University | USA
Marjorie Leek, Ph.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland VA Medical Center | USA
Poster #7
"NIOSH Hearing Protector Device Compendium: What is it? Why use it? How can I my get in it?”
Presenter: Pam Graydon - National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety | USA
Poster #8 
"Pitch Discrimination Task Performance with Musicians Wearing Musicians Earplugs”
Presenter: Ryan Johnson, B.A., Doctor of Audiology Candidate - University of Cincinnati | USA
Poster #9 
"Developing a National Approach to NIHL and Tinnitus Prevention”
Presenter: William Hal Martin, Ph.D. - Oregon Health and Science University | USA
Poster #10 
"Community Based, Multiple NIHL Interventions in American Indian Children”
Presenter: William Hal Martin, Ph.D. - Oregon Health and Science University | USA
William Lambert, Ph.D. - Oregon Health & Science University | USA
Linda Howarth, B.A. - Oregon Health & Science University | USA
Judith Sobel, Ph.D. - Portland State University | USA
Thomas Becker, M.D., Ph.D. - Oregon Health & Science University | USA
Poster #11 
"Calibration Detail for the Impulse Peak Insertion Loss Measurement”
Presenter: CAPT William J. Murphy, Ph.D. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USPHS | USA
Julia Vernon, B.S. - National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health | USA
Poster #12 - Click here
"Use of Custom-Molded Earpieces for DPOAE Measurements”
Presenter: James Norris, Ph.D. - Creare, Inc. | USA
Odile Clavier, Ph.D. - Creare, Inc. | USA
Robert Kline-Schoder, Ph.D. - Creare, Inc. | USA
Jay Buckey, M.D. - Dartmouth Medical School | USA
Poster #13 - Click here
"Effects of Custom Deep-Insert Earplug Design Parameters on Achieved Attentuation”
Presenter: James Norris, Ph.D. - Creare, Inc. | USA
Rob Chambers, M.S. - Creare, Inc. | USA
Nick Kattamis, Ph.D. – Creare, Inc. | USA
Bryn Davis, Ph.D. - Creare, Inc. | USA
Jerry Biezsczad, Ph.D. - Creare, Inc. | USA
Poster #14 
"Skydiving Noise Levels”
Presenter:   Tina Penman, Au.D. - Northeastern University | USA
Michael Epstein, Ph.D. - Northeastern University | USA
Poster #15 - Click here
"Effect of Self-Reported Noise Exposure on Auditory Function in Clinically-Normal Hearing Individuals Between 10 and 65 Years Old”
Presenter: Gayla Poling, Ph.D., CCC-A - Northwestern University | USA
Jonathan Siegel, Ph.D. - Northwestern University | USA
Jungmee Lee, Ph.D. - Northwestern University | USA
Jungwha Lee, Ph.D. - Northwestern University | USA
Sumitrajit Dhar, Ph.D., CCC-A - Northwestern University | USA
Poster #16 
"The Genetic Contribution of Tinnitus in Male Twins”
Presenter: Asa Skjonsberg, Ph.D. - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Satu Turunen-Taheri, M. Sci. - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Renata Bogo, Ph.D. Student - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Kjell Karlsson, M.D. - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Ahemd Farah, M. Sci - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Magnus Svertengren, Professor - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Poster #17 - Click here
"Hearing Impairment Among Pilots in the Swedish National Defence - A Retrospective Study”
Presenter: Eva B. Svensson, Research Engineer - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Ann-Christin Johnson, Associate Professor - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Per Muhr, Ph.D. - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Ulf Rosenhall, Professor - Karolinska Institutet | Sweden
Poster #18 
"Measurements of Earplug Attenuation Under Supra-Aural and Circumaural Headphones”
Presenter: Jennifer Tufts, Ph.D., CCC-A - University of Connecticut | USA
Jillian Palmer, B.S. - University of Connecticut | USA
Poster #19
"Consistency of Attenuation Across Multiple Fittings of Custom and Non-Custom Earplugs”
Presenter: Jennifer Tufts, Ph.D., CCC-A - University of Connecticut | USA
Kelly Jahn - University of Connecticut | USA
Kara Swan, B.S. - University of Connecticut | USA
John Byram, B.S. - University of Connecticut | USA

 


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