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2015 Conference - Schedule
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Schedule of Events:

CLICK HERE for access to a website with essential 2015 Conference information for presenters.

 

Poster Presentations

"Sound-Induced Hearing Loss: Educating Our Local Community"
Presenters: Abbigail Julius, Audiology Graduate Student / University of Iowa
Megan Palmer, Audiology Graduate Student / University of Iowa
Stephanie Mueller, Audiology Graduate Student / University of Iowa

"Hearing difficulty and tinnitus among U.S. workers and non-workers in 2007" 
Presenter: Elizabeth A. Masterson, PhD / NIOSH

"Estimating Effective Noise Dose under Hearing Protection: Temporary Threshold Shift Responses"
Presenters:  Elizabeth McKenna, AuD / US Air Force
Melissa Theis, Aud / US Air Force

"Tablet Audiometry:  accurate enough for clinical use?"
Presenters: Erika Ortiz, Doctor of Audiology Student / University of Florida
Chrisanda Sanchez, Doctor of Audiology Student / University of Florida

"Auditory Risks of Air Rifles?" 
Presenter: James E. Lankford, PhD / Northern Illinois University
Additional Authors: Deanna Meinke, Ph.D, Michael Stewart, Don S. Finan, Steve Tasko, Gregory A. Flamme, William J. Murphy 

"Attenuation Comparison of Headphones"
Presenter: Laura Schmitt, Graduate Student / University of Cincinnati

"Attitudes of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Students Towards Noise in Youth Culture"
Presenters: Lillian Law, AuD / Manhattan Audiology
Adrienne Rubinstein, PhD / Brooklyn College

Dorothy Neave-DiToro, Au.D.
/ Brooklyn College

"Effects of Jet-Fuel and Noise Exposure on Hearing Thresholds in US Air Force Servicemembers"
Presenters: Matthew Williams, AuD / US Air Force
Elizabeth McKenna, AuD / US Air Force
Quintin Hecht, AuD / US Air Force

"Piloting Hearing Protection Fit-Testing Device into Training Paradigm of US Air Force Hearing Conservation Program"
Presenters: Quintin Hecht, AuD / US Air Force
Elizabeth McKenna, AuD / US Air Force

Matthew Williams, AuD / US Air Force

"Field-Testing NIOSH HPD Well-Fit:: Off-Shore Oil Rig Inspectors in Louisiana & Texas"
Presenters: Taichi Murata, BSEE / University of Michigan
Christa L. Themann, MA, CCC-A / NIOSH
William J. Murphy, PhD / NIOSH



 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration and Information Desk Open Astor Foyer
7:30 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast On your own 
8:30 am - 11:30 pm  Morning Workshops See specifics below 
9:45 am - 10:15 am  Morning Break Astor Foyer
11:30 am - 1:00 pm  Lunch On your own 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Workshops See specifics below 
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm  Afternoon Break Astor Foyer
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Committee Meetings and Networking On your own 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Invitation Only Meet and Greet (Students, New Members, First Time Attendees) Bourbon House
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Exhibitor's Reception  Astor Ballroom
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Poster Session
 Workshops
Full Day Workshop
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics
Noise Measurement:
James Jerome, MA / Workplace Integra
The Audiogram- How to Use It:
Lynnette Bardolf, PhD / US Army
Hearing Loss Recordability Issues: 
Theresa Small, AuD, CPS/A
Effective Hearing Protection:
Timothy Swisher, MA / Hearing Safety
Education and Motivation:
Catherine Conely, AuD, CCC-A / Aurora Health Care
Hearing Conservation Regulations, HIPAA, and GINA: Laurie Wells, AuD / 3M Company

 St. Charles B

AM and PM Repeat Workshop
8:30 am - 11:30 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Professional Service Provider Workshop: Service Delivery and Practical Solutions Forum
Presenters: Sandra MacLean-Uberuaga, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA, CPS/A - Alaska Occupational Audiology & Health Services, Inc.
Carolyn Tolley, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA, CPS/A- Alaska Occupational Audiology & Health Services, Inc.

 St. Charles A
Full Day Workshop
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Vendor New Product Workshop  Toulouse AB
Full Day Workshop
8:30 am - 4:00 pm  

CAOHC, Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program Workshop
CLICK HERE to register, additional fee applies.

 Bienville
Full Day Workshop
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction: Tinnitus, Mindfulness Reviewed
Presenter: Jennifer J. Gans, PsyD / MBTSR Inc.

 Bourbon
AM Workshop
8:30 am - 11:30 am 

Unraveling the Mystery of Cell Death From Hazardous Noise
Presenters: Eric Bielefeld, PhD / The Ohio State University
Deanna Meinke, PhD / University of Northern Colorado

 Iberville
PM Workshop
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  

Assessing Hearing Protector Attenuation on Individual Ears
Presenters: William J. Murphy, PhD / NIOSH
Christa L. Themann, MA / NIOSH
David C. Byrne, PhD / NIOSH 

 Iberville

Friday, February 20, 2015

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Breakfast  On your own
7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration and Information Desk Open Astor Foyer
8:00 am - 12:20 pm Morning General Session Grand Ballroom A/B/C
See specifics below
10:00 am - 12:10 pm  Exhibits Open Astor Ballroom
10:05 am - 10:35 am  Poster Session
10:05 am - 10:35 am  Morning Break Astor Ballroom
12:20 pm - 1:35 pm  Speaker Luncheon Grand Ballroom D
1:35 pm - 7:00 pm  Exhibits Open Astor Ballroom
2:00 pm - 5:45 pm Afternoon General Session Grand Ballroom A/B/C
See specifics below 
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm  Afternoon Break Astor Ballroom
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm  Committee Meetings and Networking On your own 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Student Only Meet and Greet Lobby Bar
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  Friday Night Event, CLICK HERE for more details   Meet in St. Charles A/B
 Morning General Session Agenda
8:00 am - 8:20 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kristy Casto, President 
James Jerome, Program Chair 

8:20 am - 8:50 am 

Keynote Presentation: "Stories and characters and events from a peripatetic journey through 75 years of hearing conservation, and the role of NHCA"
Presenter: Elliott H. Berger, MS / 3M Company

8:50 am - 9:15 am 

"Is This STS Work Related? ISO 1999 Prediction as an Adjunct to Clinical Judgement"
Presenter: Dr. Robert Dobie, MD / University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 

9:15 am - 9:40 am  

"North America's First Standard for the Management of Hearing Loss Prevention Program Management: It's Genesis, Development, and Current Status"
Presenter: Jeffrey M. Goldberg / Custom Protect Ear, Inc., Canada 

9:40 am - 10:05 am 

"Sustained Benefit of Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) in Adults with Chronic Tinnitus"
Presenter: Jennifer J. Gans, PsyD / MBTSR Inc.

10:35 am - 11:00 am 

"Can You Hear Me Now? A First Year Seminar Offered at the University of Iowa"
Presenters: Stephanie M. Fleckenstein, AuD / University of Iowa
Danielle M.R. Kelsay, MA / University of Iowa

11:00 am - 11:25 am  

"Comprehensive Hearing Health Program (CHHP): Educate, Protect, and Monitor"
Presenters: Kathy E. Gates, AuD / DoD Hearing Center of Excellence
Gayla Poling, PhD / DoD Hearing Center of Excelence

11:25 am - 11:50 am

"Audiometric Asymmetries With Some Musicians"
Presenter: Marshall Chasin, AuD / Musicians' Clinics of Canada

 Afternoon General Session Agenda
2:05 pm - 2:30 pm 

"Future Trends in Objective Evaluation of Speech Recognition Ability"
Presenter: Vishakha W. Rawool, PhD / University of West Virginia

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm 

"Online Speech-in-Noise Screening Test for the Detection of Noise-induced Hearing Loss: A Validation Study"
Presenter: Marya Sheikh Rashid, MSc / Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm 

"Modeling Speech Production in Noise to Code the Vocal Effort for Use with Communication Headsets"
Presenters: Rachel Bou Serhal, MSc / University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Jeremie Voix, PhD / University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada

3:50 pm - 4:15 pm 

"Broadband Reverse Alarms: Are They Safe?"
Presenter: Chantal Laroche, PhD / University of Ottawa, Canada

4:15 pm - 4:40 pm 

"Fluctuating Prevalence Values of Hearing Impairment in 18-Year Old Swedish Men During Four Decades"
Presenter: Ulf Rosenhall, MD, PhD / Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Additional Authors: Per Muhr and Ann-Christin Johnson

4:40 pm - 5:40 pm 

"2015 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards"
Presenters: Thais C. Morata, PhD / NIOSH
Deanna Meinke, PhD / University of Northern Colorado 

5:40 pm - 5:45 pm  Closing Remarks




Saturday, February 21, 2015

7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration and Information Desk Open Astor Foyer
7:45 am - 8:45 am  Breakfast Round Table Chats Grand Ballroom D
8:45 am - 9:00 am  Student Mentoring Round Tables Grand Ballroom D
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Exhibits Open Astor Ballroom 
9:10 pm - 11:05 am  Breakouts See specifics below
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Awards Luncheon Grand Ballroom D
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  General Session See specifics below
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm  Afternoon Break Astor Foyer
 Breakouts

9:10 am - 9:35 pm

"Preformance and Comfort of Custom Hearing Protection Devices from Earmold Impressions and Direct Optical Digital Ear Scans"
Presenter: Brian J. Fligor, ScD / Lantos Technologies, Inc.

 Toulouse AB

"Evaluation of the Benson Medical Instruments Audiometer as Hearing Protection Device Field Attenuation Estimation System"
Presenters: William A. Ahroon, PhD / US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
JR Stefanson, BS / DoD Hearing Center of Excellence

 Iberville

"Effect of Sound Suppressors on Dangerous Sound Levels Produced by Weapon Discharges"
Presenters: Edward Lobarinas, PhD / University of Florida
Colleen Le Prell, PhD / University of Florida

 Bourbon

"Why Targeted Acoustical Controls Should Be Considered"
Presenter: Doug Bixel, President / Forrest Sound Products LLC 

 Bienville
9:40 am - 10:05 am

"Investigation of Hearing Protector Attenuation-Frequency Function of Sound Detection and Speech Recognition in Noise"
Presenter: Christian Giguere, PhD / University of Ottawa
Additional Author: Elliott H. Berger

 Toulouse AB

"Assessing Attitudes Towards Use of Hearing Protection Devices and Effects of an Intervention Based on Results of Fit Testing"
Presenter: Pegeen Smith, MS / 3M Company

 Iberville

"Comparison of Impulse Peak Insertion Loss Measured with Gunshot and Shock Tube Noise Sources"
Presenters: William J. Murphy, PhD / NIOSH
Elliott H. Berger, MS / 3M Company

 Bourbon

"Innovative Approaches in Noise Control - Servo Drives and Programmable Logic Controls for Motivating and Operating Machinery"
Presenter: Dennis Driscoll, PE / Associates in Acoustics, Inc.

 Bienville
10:10 am - 10:35 am 

"Wind Noise Effects on Audiotory Situation Awareness Attained with Sound Transmission HPDs and TCAPS"
Presenters: Kichol Lee / Virginia Tech
John G. Casali, PhD / Virginia Tech

 Toulouse AB

"Hearing Protector Performance in the Workplace"
Presenter: Deanna K. Meinke, Phd / University of Northern Colorado
Additional Authors: Mark R. Stephenson, Ph.D. and Peter Shaw, Ph.D. 

 Iberville

"Firearm Impulse Noise: Technical Challenges and Novel Metrics"
Presenters: Colleen Le Prell, PhD / University of Florida
Edward Lobarinas, PhD / University of Florida

 Bourbon
"Developing Noise Controls to Protect Miner's Hearing"
Presenter: Hugo E. Camargo, PhD / NIOSH
 Bienville
10:40 am - 11:05 am  

"Effectiveness of an Intervention to Promote Hearing Protector Use Among Farmers"
Presenter: Marjorie McCullagh, PhD / University of MIchigan

 Toulouse AB

"Attenuation Measurements of Open versus Closed Jaw Impressions in Custom Hearing Protector Devices"
Presenter: Alyssa Lerner / University of Northern Colorado

 Iberville

"Effects of Firearm Suppressors on Auditory Risk"
Presenter: Michael Stewart, PhD / Central Michigan University
Additional Authors: Gregory A. Flamme, William J. Murphy, Deanna K. Meinke, Donald S. Finan, Steve Tasko, James E. Lankford, and Thomas R. Wanless

 Bourbon

"Noise Control in Hydroelectric Powerplants"
Presenters: Jeffrey M. Komrower, BSME, MSOE / Noise Control Engineering LLC
Theresa Gallagher

 Bienville
General Session Agenda
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Gasaway Lecture: "How Would It Look If We Saw It?"
Presenter: Greg Flamme, Associate Professor / Western Michigan University

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

"Noise-induced Hearng Loss in Commercial Fishermen in Brazil"
Presenter: Evelyn Joice Albizu, PhD / FUNDACENTRO/Ministry of Labor  and Employment of Brazil
Additional Authors: Claudia Giglio de Oliveira Gonsalves, Adriana Bender Moreira de Lacerda, Jair Mendes Marques, Hugo Carvalho, and Leonardo Devito Costa

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm 

"Occupational Noise Exposure in Carnival Ride Operators at an Independent State Fair"
Presenters: Hilary Kramer, AuD Canada / Gallaudet University
Deanna Meinke, PhD / University of Northern Colorado

Additional Author: Kristin C. Roush, Ph.D.

2:50 pm - 3:15 pm 

"Noise Exposure and Hearing in Pilots in the Swedish Air Force"
Presenter: Per Muhr, PhD / Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Additional Author: Ulf Rosenhall

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm  "Recorded Sounds Repository: A New Tool for Researchers"
Presenters: Matt Ueckermann, PhD / Creare
Odile Clavier, PhD / Creare
Tanisha Hammill / DoD Hearing Center of Excellence
3:55 pm - 4:20 pm 

"What's Happening at CAOHC"
Presenter: Donald Bruce Kirchner, MD, MPH / Procter and Gamble

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ANSI Meeting
Bourbon
CAOHC Course Directors Workshop
CLICK HERE to register, an additional fee applies.
Iberville



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