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2011 Conference Proceedings 

2011 Spectrum Supplement

Attendee Evaluation / Survey Monkey, Electronic
Deadline to submit Friday, March 18th

2011 Attendee List - Alpha by Company

Workshop Evaluation Form

2011 Attendee List - Alpha by Last Name Poster Presentation Award Ballot
2011 Sponsors/Exhibitors

Exhibitor Evaluation Form

Certificate of Completion - 2011 Conference (ASHA / AAA/ ABIH / BCSP)

2011 Award Winner - Outstanding Hearing Conservationist


Friday, February 25, 2011

Welcome & Introduction
Colleen Le Prell & Susan Griest

OSHA Introduction
Alice Suter, Ph.D., Alice Suter and Associates / USA

OSHA Update on Occupational Noise - Click here
Nancy Hauter, Occupational Safety and Health Administration / USA

Thirty Years of the OSHA Hearing Conservation Amendment: An Industry Perspective - Click here 
Christine Dixon-Ernst, M.S., Hyg, C.I.H., M.A., CCC-A, Alcoa / USA

30-Year Anniversary of OSHA's Hearing Conservation Amendment - Click here
Timothy Rink, Ph.D., CEO - HTI, Inc. / USA

Application of Engineering Controls to Reduce Industrial Employee Noise Exposures - Click here
Robert Anderson, Anderson Consulting Associates / USA

The OSHA HCA: A Labor Perspective - Click here
Scott Schneider, Director of Occupational Safety and Health / USA

Keynote Lecture: "Hearing Problems: A Global Problem: How Do we Reduce It?" - Click here
Adrian Davis, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust / United Kingdom

How Can We Improve Exposure Estimates for Workers with Highly Variable Noise Levels? - Click here
Richard Neitzel, Ph.D., C.I.H., University of Washington / USA

NHCA Business Meeting

Luncheon Speaker: "Hearing Provides a Sense of Place" - Click here
Barry Blesser, Blesser Associates / USA




Typical Daily Noise Exposures by Gender, Age, and Occupation - Click here
Kristy Deiters, Au.D. Candidate

The Use of Test-Test Variability to Assess the Quality of Hearing Conservation Programs: Revisiting Draft ANSI Standard - Click here
Peter Rabinowitz, M.D., M.P.H.
Christine Dixon-Ernst, M.S., CCC-A

Daily Exposure Monitoring of Noise to Prevent Occupational Hearing Loss - Click here
Michael McTague, M.P.H.
Deron Galusha, M.S.
Peter Rabinowitz, M.D., M.P.H.

Kaitlin Wenzel

Habits, Preferences and Protective Behaviors Regarding Loud Sound - Click here
Keila Knobel, Ph.D.
Marla Cecilla Marcondes Pinheiro

Lessons Learned at DOD Indoor Firing Ranges - Click here
Charles Jokel

In-Ear Dosimetry: Observations from Initial Field Study - Click here
Trym Holter, Ph.D.
Georg Esa Ottesen, Ph.D.
Viggo Henriksen, M.Sc.
Olav Kvaloy, M.Sc.
Asle Melvaer, M.Sc.
Odd Kr. O. Petterson, Ph.D.

Jarle Svean, Ph.D.

Classroom Noise: National Effects - Click here
Peggy Nelson, Ph.D., CCC-A

Impulse Noise Levels Generated by a .22 Caliber Starter Pistol - Click here
Jacob Sondergaard, M.Sc., BEng
Donald Finan, Ph.D.
Gregory Flamme, Ph.D.
Amir Khan, M.S.
James Lankford, Ph.D.
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D.
William Murphy, Ph.D.
Michael Stewart, Ph.D.

Wind Turbine Noise: What Noise? - Click here
Alberto Behar, P.Eng., C.I.H.
Willy Wong, Professor

Earthquakes and Hearing Loss: A Possible Unique and Unconventional Idea of Educating Others on Hearing Loss and Hearing Loss Prevention - Click here
LTC(P) Lynnette Bardolf, Ph.D.

Xylene-Induced Hearing Loss: Should Xylene-Exposed Workers be Included in Hearing Conservation Programs? - Click here
Adrian Fuente

Establishing Valid Sound Pressure Level Measurements in Orchestra Musicians - Click here
June Hart Romeo, Ph.D., NP-C
Peter Landgren, B.Mus.
D. Martin Raymond, RN, Ph.D.

Type 2 Diabetes and Hearing Loss in Older Mexican Americans - Click here
Elizabeth Anne Thomas, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, COHN-S, CNL

The Boiling Frog Syndrome!...Why Workplace Noise Still Occurs - Click here
Adeline Ong, Ph.D.
Cassandra Govan, Ph.D.
Perri Timmins, Ph.D.

Personal Attenuation Ratings for Fit-Testing: Estimation & Application - Click here
William Murphy, Ph.D.

Barriers to the Implementation of Engineered Noise Controls in the Food and Beverage Industry - Click here
Hugh Davies, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of British Columbia / Canada

One Company's Game Plan for Eliminating the Need for Hearing Conservation - Click here
Dennis Driscoll, P.E., Brd. Cert. Noise Control Engineer, Associates in Acoustics, Inc. / USA

Developing and Implementing a Corporate Buy-Quiet Strategy - Click here
Beth Cooper, PE, INCE.Bd.Cert., Fellow INCE/USA , NASA Glenn Research Center / USA

2011 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards
Introduction - Click here

Excellence Award - Shaw Industries Group, Inc. - Click here

Innovation Award - CPT Leanne Cleveland and the Fort Carson Army Hearing Program - Click here

Thais Morata, Ph.D., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USA
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado / USA


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Introduction - Click here
Colleen Le Prell, Ph.D., University of Florida / USA

Otoacoustic Emissions As A Test of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss - Click here
Brenda Lonsbury-Martin, Ph.D., Loma Linda University Medical Center / USA

DPOAE Level/Phase Mapping: Technical Achievements and Challenges - Click here
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado / USA

OAEs and Noise Exposure: Promising Directions - Click here
Sumitrajit Dhar, Ph.D., Northwestern University / USA

Novel Multivariate DPOAE Metrics that Identify Changes in Hearing - Click here
Dawn Konrad-Martin, Ph.D., CCC-A, Natl Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research Portland VA Med. Center / USA
Marilyn Dille, Ph.D., CCC-A, Natl Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research Portland VA Med. Center / USA
Garnett McMillan, Ph.D., Natl Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research Portland VA Med. Center / USA
Kelly Reavis, M.P.H., CCC-A, University of California, Irvine Department of Otolaryngology / USA
Stephen Fausti, Ph.D., Natl Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research Portland VA Med. Center / USA

The Taming of the OAE: Taking OAEs from Laboratories to Hearing Conservation Programs - Click here
Lynne Marshall, Ph.D., Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory / USA

Gasaway Lecture: "From Here to There to Hear" - Click here
Laurie Wells, Au.D., FAAA, Associates in Acoustics, Inc. / USA

Epidemiology of Age-Related Hearing Loss: Recent Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey - Click here
Robert Dobie, University of Texas Health Science Center / USA

Military Hearing Protection-Enhancement Devices: Protective, but Can the Soldier Locate the Shooter? - Click here
John Casali, Ph.D., CPE, CIE, Virginia Tech / USA
John Keady, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., Innovation R&D Labs LLC / USA
Mead Killion, Ph.D., Sc.D. (hon), Etymotic Research, Inc. / USA

Measurement of Impulse Peak Insertion Loss for Five Hearing Protectors - Click here
William Murphy, Ph.D., CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / USA
Donald Finan, University of Northern Colorado / USA
Greg Flamme, Ph.D., Western Michigan University / USA
James Lankford, Northern Illinois University / USA
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado / USA
Jacob Sondergaard, M.Sc., BEng., G.R.A.S. Sound and Vibration / USA
Michael Stewart, Ph.D., Central Michigan University / USA

Earmuffs and Headphone Comfort - Click here
Samir NY Gerges, Ph.D., President ICA, Federal University of Santa Catarina / Brazil

Practical Considerations for Implementing a Hearing Protection Fit Testing Program - Click here
Carl Johnson, Pace Analytical Services / USA

Temporary Threshold Shifts and Otoacoustic Emission Amplitude Reductions Subsequent to Music Player Use by Young Adults - Click here
Colleen Le Prell, Ph.D., University of Florida / USA
Patrick Antonelli, M.D., University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology / USA
Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine / USA
Shawna Dell, Au.D., University of Florida / USA
Glenn Green, M.D., University of Michigan / USA
Ken Guire, M.A., University of Michigan / USA
James Hall III, Ph.D., University of Florida / USA
Brittany Hensley, Au.D., University of Florida / USA
Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D., Harard Medical School Massachusetts Eys and Ear Infirmary / USA
Josef Miller, Ph.D., University of Michigan / USA

Listening to Music on the Job: Assessing Worker's Use of Personal Listening Devices - Click here
Cory D.F. Portnuff, Au.D., University of Colorado at Boulder / USA
Brian Fligor, Sc.D., Children's Hospital Boston and Harard Medical School / USA

Noise Exposure Estimates in Urban MP3 Player Uses - Click here
Brian Fligor, Sc.D., Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School / USA


Poster Presentations

A Performance Comparison of Three Generations of the Combat Arms Earplug
Mary Binseel, U.S. Army Research Laboratory / USA

The Prevalence of Noise-Induced Threshold Shift in Elementary and Junior High Schools of Taiwan
Hsiao-Chuan Chen, National Kaohsiung Normal University / Taiwan
Tzong-Shiann Lee, Ph.D., National Kaohsiung Normal University / Taiwan
Ming-Yang Lee, Ph.D., National Kaohsiung Normal University / Taiwan
Ting-Fang Hseich, National Kaohsiung Normal University / Taiwan
Ya-Ting Huang, National Kaohsiung Normal University / Taiwan
Sin-Heui Wang, National Kaohsiung Normal University / Taiwan

Development of the Hearing Conservation Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors (KAB) Questionnaire
Serena Dann, Au.D., National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research / USA
Gabrielle Saunders, Ph.D., National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research / USA
Susan Griest, M.P.H.,  National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research / USA
Gino Galvez, M.S., National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research / USA
Jeffrey Shannon, Au.D., Hudson Valley Audiology Center / USA

From Old to New: Application of Novel Dosimeter in Noise Surveys
Shawa Dell, Au.D., University of Florida / USA 

An Updated Compendium and Selection Tool for Hearing Protection Devices
Pamela Graydon, NIOSH / USA 

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture: Creating Partnerships to Promote Prevention
Pamela Graydon, NIOSH / USA

Vibrotactile Device for Noise Exposure Reduction
Glenn Green, M.D., Assoc. Prof. Otolaryngology, University of Michigan / USA
Brittany Mash, University of Toledo / USA 

Occupational Noise Exposure in the Tree Service Industry
Thea LaBere, University of Northern Colorado / USA 
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado / USA

Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among Factory Workers and Relationship to Perceived Hearing
Marjorie McCullagh, Ph.D., RN, University of Michigan / USA
Madeleine Kerr, Ph.D., RN, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing / USA 

Smart Dosimetric Hearing Protection Device
Kuba Mazur, B.Sc.EE., M.Sc.A Student, Universite de Quebec (ETS) / Canada
Jeremie Voix, P.Eng., Ph.D., Universite de Quebec (ETS) / Canada

The Effect of a Hearing Conservation Program on Attitudes of Drum Corps Percussionists
Sara Neumann, B.S., Ilinois State University / USA
Joseph Smaldino, Ph.D., Illinois State University / USA 

Unilateral Threshold Shift and Asymmetric HPD Attenuation
Vishakha Rawool, West Virginia University / USA
Joanie Davis, Au.D., Gardner Audiology / USA

Early Indices of Auditory Pathology in Young Adults with Type-1 Diabetes
Christopher Spankovich, Au.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Florida / USA
Linda Hood, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University / USA
Glenis Long, Ph.D., The City University of New York / USA
Carrick Talmadge, Ph.D., University of Mississippi / USA

Firearm Noise in a Hunting Blind
Michael Stewart, Ph.D. - Central Michigan University / USA
Gregory A. Flamme, Ph.D. Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology Western Michigan University / USA
Deanna K Meinke, Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado / USA
James E. Lankford, Ph.D. Northern Illinois University / USA
Jacob Sondergaard, MSc, BEng Field Application Engineer G.R.A.S. Sound & Vibration / USA
Donald S. Finan, Ph.D. Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences / USA
William J. Murphy, Ph.D. CDC/NIOSH  / USA
Mark E. Lehman Ph.D. Central Michigan University / USA



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