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2015 NHCA Conference Proceedings
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 2015 Conference Proceedings

Schedule of Events:
Poster PresentationsThursday,
February 19, 2015Friday,
February 20, 201Saturday,
February 21, 201
Sunday, February 22, 2015

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

2015 NHCA Conference Program

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

*IF YOU ATTENDED ANY OF THE ABOVE WORKSHOPS PLEASE CONTACT THE NHCA OFFICE AT 303-224-9022 TO HAVE THE PRESENTATION SLIDES SENT TO YOU*

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.

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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 ProgramWorkshop

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.

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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

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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11:25 am - 11:50 am

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

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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

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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

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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

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3:50 pm - 4:15 pm

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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

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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

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Bourbon

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

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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

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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

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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

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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.

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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.

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Iberville

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

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Bourbon

"Developing Noise Controls to Protect Miner's Hearing"
Presenter:Hugo E. Camargo, PhD / NIOSH

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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

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Toulouse AB

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

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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

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

Bourbon

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

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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

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2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

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

*NO PRESENTATION AVAILABLE

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.

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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

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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

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3:55 pm - 4:20 pm

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

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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
Iberville


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