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Conference 2010 - Schedule at a Glance
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2010 Conference Program



Thursday, February 25, 2010

*Exhibitor set up will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration and information desk open

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Morning and afternoon workshops

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Select one a.m. and one p.m. workshop from the following list
You must pre-register for each session - available on first-come, first serve basis until full.)

Workshop #1
Full Day
1.

Forensics & expert witnessing-emphasis for the acoustician/audiologist
Coordinator: John Casali, PhD - Virginia Tech and Ergonomics-Acoustics Co.

Workshop #2
Full Day

2.

Hands-on fit-testing
Coordinator: William Murphy - National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

Workshop #3A
A.M. Only
3a.

PSO member session
Coordinator: Richard Stepkin - Enviromed Corporation

Workshop #3B
P.M. Only
3b.

A new approach to teaching physiology and conservation
Coordinator: Benj Kanters - Columbia College Chicago

 Workshop #4A
A.M. Only
4a.

Recreational firearm noise exposure
Coordinator: Greg Flamme, PhD - Western Michigan University

Workshop #4B
P.M. Only 
4b.

Hearing Conservation Amendment panel - Challenges persist
Coordinator: Russ Hannula - Hear/Trak

Workshop #5 (A & B)
A.M. or P.M.
5.

Effective presentations: Structure and delivery
    Jean-Luc Doumont - Principiae

Workshop #6
All Day Seminar
6.

Hearing loss prevention: The basics
Noise Measurement
    Tom Lloyd - Associates in Acoustics, Inc.
The Audiogram - How to Use it
    LTC Lynette Bardolf - US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
Hearing Loss Recordability Issues
    Cindy Bloyer - Examinetics, Inc.
Effective Hearing Protection
    Theresa Schulz - Sperian Hearing Protection
Education and Motivation
    Laura Kauth - Audiology Consultants PC
Hearing Conservation Regulations and HIPPA
    Nancy Gallihugh - Kalamazoo RESA

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Committee meetings and networking time

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Opening Reception/Exhibits Open

 

Friday, February 26, 2010

*Exhibits Open at 8:30 a.m. and will be available until 9:00 p.m.

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7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration and information desk open
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Welcome & opening remarks
8:40 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Current moves in Australia based noise exposure research - Williams
8:55 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Noise-induced hearing loss in Asia - Fuente
9:10 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Prevention of Occupational Hearing Loss in Brazil: State-of-the-Art - Fiorini
9:25 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Research on noise-induced hearing loss in Sweden - Johnson
9:40 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Posters and interactives introduction
9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Break/Posters/Exhibits
10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keynote Lecture: Noise and cardiovascular disease:
Can hearing conservation programs prevent heart attacks too? -
Davies
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NHCA business meeting
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Luncheon: Effective slides: Design, construction and use - Doumont
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

HLP in the Military
 

Music & Hearing Loss

Protection & Communication

Otototoxicity & Otoprotection

1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
Hearing changes among military conscripts in the Swedish Army - Muhr

1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
TTS subsequent to music player use - Le Prell

1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
Influence of headset, hearing sensitivity, flight workload, and communication signal quality on flight performance and communications: An Army Black Hawk helicopter simulator experiment - Casto

1:00 - 1:25 p.m.
Occupational exposure to chemicals and hearing impairment - Johnson & Morata

 

1:20 - 1:40 p.m.
Hearing loss among soldiers exposed to impulses - Ahroon

1:20 - 1:40 p.m.
Portable music players - preferred sound levels and listening habits - Kahari

1:20 - 1:40 p.m.
How well to hearing protectors work? - Hager

1:25 - 1:45 p.m.
The weight of evidence approach in the case of ototoxic chemicals - Leroux

 

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.
Improved hearing protection regulations & the prevention of military NIHL/tinnitus - Mrena

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.
The use of MP3 players as a possible cause of music-induced hearing loss - Dreschler

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.
Comfort and Fit of Hearing Protection Products in the Industrial Environment - Tate

1:45 - 2:10 p.m.
Pharmacologic Otoprotective & rescue agents for noise-induced hearing loss - Campbell

 

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.
The Army hearing program: supporting the soldier from training to combat -
Curry-Mathis & Tuten

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.
Do negative attitudes toward loud music prevent music-induced hearing loss - Widen

2:00 - 2:40 p.m.
Interventions to increase the use of HPDs in construction - Seixas

2:10 - 2:30 p.m.
From bench to bedside and back again: translating otoprotective agents from animal to man - Le Prell

 

2:20 - 2:40 p.m.
Development of a computer-based HLP education program for veterans & military personnel -
Folmer

2:20 - 2:40 p.m.
It takes two: how partnerships help extend the reach of a national NIHL campaign for tweens - Blessing

2:20 - 2:40 p.m.
Influence of hearing aid use in the workplace on noise exposure estimates - Chasin & Fligor

2:30 - 2:40 p.m.
Misadventures of a hair cell - Schulz

         
2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Break/Posters/Exhibits
3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. An overview of the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda with an Emphasis on Hearing Loss and Prevention - Lotz & Hager
3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Life cycle analysis of noise and hearing in Finland - Toppila
3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Introducing NIOSH surveillance program for occupational hearing loss - Tak
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. The threshold for hearing problems: results from NHANES (1999-2004) - Flamme
4:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Hearing loss prevention training, noise measurements and audiological exams change a reality among industrial fisherman in the south of Brazil - Albizu
4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily noise exposure monitoring to reduce risk of occupational hearing loss - Rabinowitz
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2010 Safe-in-Sound Excellence & Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention AwardsTM - Morata & Meinke
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking time and committee meetings
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Event - SeaWorld

 

Saturday, February 27, 2010


*Exhibitor teardown is available from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration and information desk open
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Chat sessions with buffet breakfast
8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Exhibits Open Evaluation of the increased accident risk from workplace noise - Toppila
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Exhibits Open Tools for optimizing the installation of warning sounds in noisy workplaces - LaRoche
9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Exhibits Open Hearing loss in construction industry: comparisons to ISO-1999 predictions - Leensen
9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Exhibits Open Otoacoustic emissions in a hearing conservation program: applicability in longitudinal monitoring and the relation to changes in pure-tone thresholds - Helleman
10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Exhibits Open Break and posters
10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Exhibits Open Classroom noise and acoustics, rekindling the fight for standards - Snyder
11:20 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Exhibits Open Hearing protection labeling: EPA rulemaking and an updated ANSI S12.42 - Berger
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Exhibits Open Exposure of law enforcement officers to gunfire - Kardous
12:05 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Exhibits Open Luncheon and awards
1:45 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Gasaway Lecture: Have Hardhat, Will Travel - Hearing Conservation in the Great White (?) North - Harrison
2:20 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Evaluating the effectiveness of hearing conservation by program components - Heyer
2:45 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Mass transit noise levels in New York City and Rider Characteristics in New York City - Neitzel
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Noise exposure profiles - Williams
3:50 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Noise Exposure of Musicians at the National Ballet Orchestra - Behar
4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. DNA and other layman terms related to audiology - Smith
4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Speech-in-noise screening tests by internet; improving test sensitivity for noise-induced hearing loss - Leensen

4:50 p.m. - Good Bye Closing remarks

 

 

 


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