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NHCA 2018 Schedule of Events:
Caribe Royale/February 15-17, 2018!
*Subject to change

Poster Presentations for 2018

Presentation Title

A follow-up study of the effect to use an antioxidant (NAC) after acoustic accidents, applied by the Swedish Armed Forces
Presenter: Ulf Rosenhall, Co-Presenter: Per Muhr

Accuracy of NIOSH SLM and Sound Level Analyzer Lite Sound Level Meter Apps for iPhone
Presenter: Kaitlin Palmer, Co-Presenters: Tess Zaccardi,, Sarah K. Grinn, Colleen G. Le Prell

Advancements on an active hearing protection device for musicians
Presenter: Antoine Bernier

Assessing auditory localization with hearing protection: A screening measure.
Presenter: Angelique Scharine, Co-Presenter: Morgan C. Domanico

Attenuation Using High Fidelity Hearing Protection Devices
Presenter: Tess Alexandra Zaccardi, Co-Presenters: Kaitlin Palmer, Sarah K. Grinn

Audiometric Notches and Hearing Loss in Adolescents: Analyses of NHANES 2007-2010
Presenter: Yulia Carroll, Co-Presenter: Franco Scinicariello

Bus noise and annoyance: what drivers and collectors think about.
Presenter: Teresa Maria Momensohn-Santos

Concomitant head/neck muscle activity and middle ear muscle contractions
Presenter: Stephen M. Tasko

Dangerous Decibels Programme Implementation in Brazil
Presenter: Adriana Bender Moreira de Lacerda, Co-Presenter: Lys Maria Allenstein Gondim

Education in Hearing health at vocational school
Presenter: Carla Souto Bahillo-Neves

Effect of Helmet Visor Length on Hockey Officials Exposure to Whistle Noise
Presenter: Karin L. Adams

Evaluation of Noise Exposures and Hearing Loss at a Hammer Forge Company
Presenter: William J. Murphy, Co-Presenter: Scott E. Brueck

Following the Tech Tide
Presenter: Kan Sun

Hawkeyes Wear Their HawkEars- A Healthy Hearing Initiative at The University of Iowa
Presenter: Kevin Kock, Co-Presenter: Stephanie M Fleckenstein

Hearing Hazards at Church: Trials & Tribulations of Awareness & Hearing Loss Prevention
Presenter: Jan Allison Moore

Hearing health education programs for rural youth: Lessons learned from recent studies
Presenter: Khalid M. Khan, Co-Presenter: Marjorie McCullagh

Hearing impairment and audiometric configurations as predictive factors of presbyacusis decline
Presenter: Christina Hederstierna, Co-Presenters: Ulf Rosenhall, Esma Idrizbegovic

In-ear and On-body Measurements of Impulse Noise Exposure
Presenter: William J. Murphy

Influence of environmental noise in reading
Presenter: Teresa Maria Momensohn-Santos

Integrating Audiological Assessment in Farm & Tractor Safety Training
Presenter: Jan Allison Moore

Middle ear muscle activity associated with mastication
Presenter: Madeline V. Smith, Co-Presenter: Stephen M. Tasko

Music induced hearing loss in band students and directors: a review of the literature
Presenter: Hannah Speaks, Co-Presenter: Sherilyn Adler

Noise-Dose Variability Demonstrated with Inside-Ear Probe Microphone Measurements
Presenter: Sarah K. Grinn, Co-Presenter: Katie Palmer, Tess Zaccardi

OHC Training using alternative instruction methods
Presenter: John A. Merkley, Co-Presenter: Kim J. Stanton

Output levels of volume-limiting earphones
Presenter: Caleb Kronen, Co-Presenter: Cory Portnuff

Perception, attitude, and knowledge of hearing health among two groups of young farm workers from rural Indiana
Presenter: Sylvanna Lauren Bielko, Co-PresenterL Khalid M. Khan

Plugs in the Clubs: An independent audit of San Francisco's Earplug Ordinance
Presenter: Elon Ullman

Tactical Communication and Protective Systems - Saving Hearing and Enhancing Mission Success
Presenter: John A. Merkley

The Effects of Hunting on the Canine Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response
Presenter: Kori Zedaker

The Subjective Wearer Comfort and Sound Attenuation Performance: a Comparison between Custom-moulded Earplugs Made by Manual and 3D-printing Processing
Presenter: Cheng-Yu Ho

Time to Change Direction: Advocate for a Total Worker Hearing Health Program versus the Status Quo.
Presenter: Kathy E. Gates, Co-Presenter Vickie L. Tuten

Usability Study of the War fighter
Presenter: Kelly Watts

Use of Hearing Protection among Noise-Exposed Populations in the US: What Can National Surveys Tell Us?
Presenter: Christa L. Themann

Using Smart Devices to Measure Intermittent Noise in the Workplace
Presenter: Ben Roberts


Thursday, February 15, 2017

7:30am - 5:30pm    Registration and Information Desk Open  
7:30am - 8:30am  Breakfast  
8:30am - 9:45am  Morning Workshops    
9:45am - 10:15am  Morning Break  
10:15am -11:30pm  Morning Workshops  
11:30am - 1:00pm  Lunch (on your own)    
1:00pm - 2:15pm Afternoon Workshops    
2:15pm - 2:45pm  Afternoon Break  
2:45pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Workshops    
4:00pm - 5:00pm  Committee Meetings and Networking  
5:30pm - 8:30pm  Exhibitor's Reception   
5:30pm - 8:30pm  Poster Session
 
 Workshops
   The Basics Workshop 
All Day
Workshop 2
All Day
Workshop3  Workshop 4 Workshop 5
8:30am to 9:45am  Basic Forensics and Expert Witnessing for the Acoustician-Audiologist-M.D.-Engineer
Presenter:
John Casali
Co-Presenters:
Robert A. Dobie, Dennis P. Driscoll, Michael F. Seidemann

The Art of Presentation

Presenter:
Elliott Berger


 
Fit Testing

 Presenter:
William Murphy


PSP Workshop
 Break 9:45am to 10:15am  
10:15am - 11:30am  Basic Forensics
Presenter:
John Casali
The Art of Presentation
Presenter:
Elliott Berger

Fit Testing  Presenter:
William Murphy


PSP Workshop
  Break 11:30am to 1:00pm  
 1:00pm - 2:15pm  Basic Forensics
Presenter:
John Casali

Audio for audiologists
 
Presenter:
Benji Kanters


Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Hearing Loss Prevention

Presenter:
Thais Morata


Suppressors, Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation
Presenter:
Ryan Scott

 
 Break 2:15pm to 2:45pm  
 2:45pm - 4:00pm  Basic Forensics
Presenter:
John Casali

Audio for audiologists
 
Presenter:
Benji Kanters

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Hearing Loss Prevention
Presenter:
Thais Morata


Suppressors, Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation
Presenter:
Ryan Scott

 

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration Open

7:00am - 8:00pm

Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome and opening remarks

8:15am - 8: 45AM

Key Note: The ear beyond hearing: from digital earplugs to in-ear brain computer interfaces
Presenter: Jeremie Voix

8:45am - 9:05am

Knowing your noise can change attitudes to hearing health and increase likelihood of healthy hearing behaviours: Evaluation of a HEARsmart project
Presenter: Elizabeth Beach

9:05am - 9:25AM

Hidden Hearing Loss? Effects of recreational noise on evoked potential amplitude and other auditory test metrics 
Presenter: Colleen Le Prell

9:25am - 9:45am

Bringing Best Practices in Hearing Conservation to a Wider Audience
Presenter: Ted Madison, Co-presenter: Laurie Wells

9:45am - 10:05am

BREAK

10:05am - 10:25am

Hearing conservation program costs and effectiveness
Presenter: Rick Neitzel

10:25am - 10:45am

Learning to Localize with Advanced Hearing Protectors and TCAPS - Can Equivalent Open Ear Performance ever be Reached and How?
Presenter: Kichol Lee, Co-Presenter: Dr. John Casali

10:45am - 11:05am

Localization of reverse alarms with passive and level-dependent hearing protectors
Presenter: Chantal Laroche, Co-Presenters: Christian Giguère, Véronique Vaillancourt, Manuelle Bibeau, Emily Gula, Véronique Carroll, Claudia Marleau, Marie-France Cadieux, Karina Laprise-Girard

11:05am - 11:25am

Hearing protector attenuation and noise exposure among metal manufacturing workers
Presenter: Stephanie K. Sayler

11:25am - 11:45am

NHCA Business Meeting

11:45am -1:00pm

Luncheon Speaker - Charles Spence 
Sound bites & sonic seasoning

1:20pm -2:20pm

Panel Discussion

2:20pm - 2:40pm

Loudness in the occluded ear canal: are we still missing 6 dB?
Presenter: Fabien Bonnet

2:40pm- 3:00pm

Ambient Noise in the sound booth during audiometry
Presenter: Gregory Flamme

3:00pm - 3:30PM

BREAK

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Kids nowadays hear better than we did
Presenter: Robert A. Dobie, Co-Presenter: Howard J. Hoffman

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Evolution of the FitCheck! Hearing Protection Device (HPD) Field Attenuation Estimation System (FAES)
Presenter: William A. Ahroon

4:10pm - 4:30pm

Validation of Clinical Techniques for Verification of Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
Presenter: Cory Portnuff

4:30pm -4:50pm

Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards
Presenter: Thais Morata, Co-Presenter: Deanna Meinke

4:50pm - 6:15pm

Break/Committee Meetings/Networking Time

5:00pm - 6:15pm

Student Only Meet and Greet

6:15pm -9:30pm

Friday Night Event



Saturday, February 17, 2018

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration Open

7:00am - 7:45am

Exhibits / Poster Session

7:45am -8:45am

Breakfast Round Table

8:45am – 8:55am

Interim Break

Breakout 1:
Military/ Firearm

Breakout 2:
Impulse Noise

Breakout 3:
Music

9:00am - 9:20am

Risk Factors Associated with Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss in Current and Recently Separated Service Members Across Military Branches
Presenter: James A. Henry
Co-Presenters:
Susan Griest, Cody Blankenship, Rozela Melgoza

Laboratory Conditioning of Middle Ear Muscle Contractions
Presenter:

Gregory Flamme

Musicians with conventional noise notches have poorer extended high frequency sensitivity
Presenter:
Heather Malyuk

Co-Presenter:
Michael Santucci

9:20am - 9:40am

Landing On The Roof - Revisited
Presenter: Kurt Yankaskas

Generalizability of clinically-measured acoustic reflexes to brief sounds
Presenter:
Kristy K Deiters

OSHA meets NIHL Music Venue Sited as Occupational Hearing Hazard The Challenge of Being a Hearing Conscious Sound Engineer
Presenter: Benji Kanters

9:40am - 10:00am

Auditory hazards of bullet N-wav exposure
Presenter: Gregory Flamme

Estimating personnel noise exposure from impulsive noise when hearing protection devices are worn: IPIL vs. NRSA Presenter:
Hillary Gallagher

An Exploratory Survey of Sound Levels in New York City Restaurants and Bars Presenter: Greg Farmer

10:00am - 10:30am

BREAK

Breakout 4:
Prevention and Education

10:30am - 10:50am

Noise Control on US Navy Aircraft Carriers - Methodology and Results
Presenter:
Jeffery M. Kromwer

Continuous monitoring of otoacoustic emissions : a tool to prevent hearing loss
Presenter: Vincent Nadon

10:50am - 11:10am

MILSINT: Development of a military sound recognition in noise
Presenter: Jennifer Tufts

Visit Whisperwell and explore the "Song of the Star Bird”
Presenter: Deanna K. Meinke,
Co-Presenters: Matthew P. Ueckermann, Odile H. Clavier,

11:10am -11: 30am

The attenuation of firearm suppressors as a function of angle and bullet velocity
Presenter:
William J Murphy

Jolene’s Musical Instrument Adventure
Presenter:
Cameron J Fackler
Co-Presenter: Donald S. Finan

11:30am - 11:50am

Extended high frequency pure tone audiometric outcomes in youth firearm users
Presenter:
Shana Laffoon

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention efforts in preventing non-work related hearing loss
Presenter:
Yulia Carroll
Co-Presenters: John Eichwald

11:50am - 1:05pm

Hosted Luncheon and Awards

1:05pm - 2:15pm

Exhibit Hall and Poster

2:15pm - 2:45pm

“Gaseway Lecture”: Micheal Santucci

2:45pm -3:05pm

Numerical modeling of the ear canal: benefits and challenges
Presenter:
Guilhem Viallet

3:05pm- 3:25pm

Experimental validation of an impedance tube measurement method for assessing earplugs insertion loss
Presenter: Kevin Carillo

3:25pm - 3:50pm

BREAK

3:50pm - 4:10pm

The Department of Defense Comprehensive Hearing Health Program: A Pilot Study
Presenter: John A. Merkley, Co-Presenter: Tanisha Hammill

4:10pm - 4:30pm

Cardiovascular Conditions, Hearing Difficulty, and Occupational Noise Exposure within U.S. Industries and Occupations
Presenter: Elizabeth A. Masterson

4:30pm - 4:50pm

What have we learned in the 10 years of the Safe-in-Sound awards?
Presenter: Thais C. Morata, Co-Presenter: Deanna Meinke

4:50pm - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

 



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