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2016 Schedule of Events


Poster Presentations:

"Free earplugs for the general public. Could we be doing more harm than good?"
Presenters: Danielle Kelsay/ Stephanie M. Fleckstien Au.D, CCC-A

"Ears for My Music: Hearing Conservation for School-Aged Musicians"
Presenter: Drew Price/Patricia McCarthy, Ph.D., Benjamin Kanters

"Development and Validation of a Tablet-based Hearing Screening Test: Pilot Study"
Presenters: Alessandra Giannella Samelli

Additional Authors: Seisse Gabriela Gandolfi Sanches; Camila Maia Rabelo; Camila Pires Aquino

"Evidence Based Components of a Hearing Conservation Program for Beginning Band Students"
Presenters: Laurel Donaldson

"Additional Applications of Hearing Protector Fit-Testing Sandblasters at Grande Coulee Dam Washington State"
Presenter: William J. Murphy Ph.D
Additional Authors: Taichi K. Murata, M.P.H.; Christa L. Themann, M.A. CCC-A ; David C. Byrne, Ph.D. CCC-A;.

"Overview of USAARL Efforts to Assist Hearing-Impared Pilots using 3-Dimensional Audio Displays"
Presenter: J. Christopher Brill

"Measurement of Pupil Contractions in Response to Auditory Stimuli"
Presenters: Travis J. Stehouwer / Additional Authors: Flamme, G.A.; Tasko, S.M.Ahroon, W.A.; Deiters, K.K.

"Noise Exposure in Indoor Marching Percussion Ensembles"
Presenters: Lindsey Schueller / Additional Authors: Patricia McCarthy, Ph.D.

"Impulse Peak Insertion Loss for Hearing Protection Devices with an Acoustic Shock Tube"
Presenters: William J. Murphy, Ph.D / Additional Authors: Pamela S. Graydon, Matthew Strobel, Katrina Freeland

"Hearing Protector Comfort and Personal Attenuation Ratings: A Real World Study."
Presenters: Rickie R. Davis

"The USAARL 4thYear Clinical Audiology Extern Program."
Presenters:Stephanie J. Karch, AuD, PhD./ Additional Authors: LTC D. Scott McIlwain, AuD

"Effect of Scoring Descending Presentations on Audiometric Thresholds"
Presenters: Kara D. McGregor / Additional Authors: Gregory A. Flamme,William J. Murphy, Christa L. Themann

"The Signal to Noise Ration in a School From Brazil: Implications and Necessities"
Presenters:Renata Falótico Taborda / Additional Authors:Alessandra Gianella Samelli

"Attitudes About Noise-Induces Hearing Loss and Hearing Protection: Motorcyclists' Perceptions"
Presenters:Dena Fahlquist, B.A./ Additional Authors:Patricia McCarthy, Ph.D.

"Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR) Assessment of Hearing Protectors"
Presenters: Renata Rodrigues Moreira / Additional Authors: Alessandra Gianella Samelli; Clayton Henrique Rocha; Bárbara Gabriela Silva; Tiago Visacre Chammas

"Accuracy and Application of iPhone 6 Sound Level Meter Apps"
Presenters: Sarah K. Grinn / Additional Authors: Kellie D. Brooke; Sarah A. Crosson

"Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emission Findings in Industrial Worker"
Presenters: Kaushlendra Kumar

"Third-Octave Band Insertion Loss of Hearing Protection Devices Using an Acoustic Test Fixture"
Presenters: William A. Ahroon, Ph.D. / Additional Authors: Mr. JR Stefanson Dr. Efrem Reeves

"HPD Well-Fit: Comparison of REAT Results Under Three Circumaural Headphone Types"
Presenters:William J. Murphy BS MS PhD MEng / Additional Authors: Jennifer B. Tufts, Angeli Mohanani, Dara Kelly, Devon Kulinski

"Detection and Recognition of Environmental Sounds as Part of an Auditory Fitness Test Battery"
Presenters: Jackie Di Francesco B.A / Additional Authors:Kelsey Tuthill, Jennifer Tufts

"Effect of Do-It-Yourself Custom Hearing Protection on Real Ear Attenuation at Threshold Compared to Conventional Hearing Protection Devices"
Presenters: Evan Mattice Doctor of Audiology Student

"Auditory Dysfunction Induced by Pesticides in Agricultural Workers from Paranaj, Brazil"
Presenters: DIOLEN CONCEIÇÃO BARROS LOBATO / Additional Authors:Adrian Fuente Adriana Moreira Bender de Lacerda

"Real Time Evaluation of a Speech Enhancement Algorithm for Smart Hearing Protection Application"
Presenters: Narimene Lezzoum PhD candidate

"Prevalence of Hearing Loss within the Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry Sector, 2003-2012"
Elizabeth A. Masterson, PhD, CPH, COHC

"Air Nozzle Noise Reduction Services"

Presenters: Nancy Hall

"A New Instrument to Assess Noise and Solvent Exposures among Service Members and Veterans: The Lifetime Exposure to Noise and Solvents Questionnaire (LENS-Q)"

Presenters: Susan Griest, M.P.H



Thursday, February 18, 2016:

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 11:30 pm

Workshops-Rooms Vary- See listing Below

10:15 am- 11:30 am

Workshops-Rooms Vary- See listing Below

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch (Provided)

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Workshops-Rooms Vary- See listing Below

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

2:45 pm- 4:00 pm

Workshops-Rooms Vary- See listing Below

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Committee Meetings / Networking

4:00 pm- 5:30 pm

Meet & Greet (Students, New Members, First Timers) * By Invitation Only*

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Exhibits Open / Exhibitor's Reception/ Meet Poster Authors


(If you did not register for Thursday workshops, you may choose the morning of.)
*Please Remember to sign in on the sheets provided in each workshop.*

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

Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics
Noise Measurement: James Jerome MA, CCC-A
The Audiogram- How to Use It: Timothy Swisher
Hearing Loss Recordability Issues: Cindy Bloyer
Effective Hearing Protection: Theresa Schulz PhD, CCC-A, FAA, PS-A, CAOHC CD
Education and Motivation: Laura Kauth
Hearing Conservation Regulations, HIPAA, and GINA: Mary McDaniel Au.D. CCC-A, CPS/A

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

Bench to Bedside: Otoprotection and Patient Considerations for Ototoxic and Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Presenter: Kathleen C. M. Campbell, PhD.

Full Day Workshop
8:30 am - 4:00 Pm

Audio for Audiologist Audio System Theory for Hearing Professionals
Presenter: S. Benjamin Kanters

AM Workshop
8:30 am- 11:30 am

Professional Service Provider (PSP) Workshop

Presenter: Cindy Bloyer

AM Workshop
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Piquing Your Interest in Sound Level Measurements
Presenters: Donald Finan

PM Workshop
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Communication Academy: An "Ears-On" Introduction to Electronic Hearing Protection

Presenter: Eric W. Fallon LTC (ret), Au.D., CCC-A

PM Workshop
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus in Children
Presenters: Brian Fligor Sc.D., PASC 


Friday, February 19, 2016:

7:30 am- 5:30 pm

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:00 am- 6:30 pm

Exhibits / Poster Session

7:00 am- 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 10:05 am

AM GENERAL SESSION *See Listing Below*

10:05 am- 10:35 am

Morning Break

11:50 am- 12:20 pm

NHCA Business Meeting

12:20 pm- 1:35 pm

Speaker Luncheon

1:35 pm- 2:05 pm

Exhibits / Poster Session

2:05 pm - 3:20 pm  PM GENERAL SESSION *See Listing Below*

3:20 pm- 3:45 pm

Afternoon Break

5:00 pm- 5:45 pm

2015 Safe-In-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards

5:40 pm- 5:45 pm

Closing Remarks

5:45 pm- 6:30 pm

Committee Meetings / Networking

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Night Event

Morning General Session Agenda

8:00 am - 8:20 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kristy Casto, President
Sarah Mouser, Programs Chair

8:20 am - 8:50 am

Keynote Presentation: "Managing the Consequences of Success"
Presenter:Merlyn Lubiens

8:50 am - 9:15 am

"Progress on the US NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Strategic Plan- 2nd Decade of NORA"
Presenter: William J. Murphy

9:15 am - 9:40 am

"Establishing a Comprehensive Hearing Health Program"
Presenter: LTC John A. Merkley

9:40 am - 10:05 am

"Leisure Noise and Hearing Health: A Survey of the Hearing Health and Noise Exposure of Young Adults"
Presenter: Warwick Williams

10:35 am - 11:00 am

"WHO-ITU Joint stakeholder's and expert consultation on personal audio system safety "

Presenter:Will Hal Martin

11:00 am - 11:25 am

"Challenges in accurate close monitoring of otoacoustic emissions on the work floor for hearing conservation"
Presenters:Vincent Nadon

11:25 am - 11:50 am

"Noise Exposure Study Design Elements in Pharmaceutical Interventions for Hearing Loss Studies: A Systematic Review"
Presenter:Tanisha Hammil

Afternoon General Session Agenda

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

"What Can 35 Years and Over 600,000 Measurements Tell Us About Noise Exposure in the Mining Industry?"
Presenter: Benjamin Roberts

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

"Potential Applications of Sound-Beam Technology to Hearing Conservation"
Presenter:Vishakha Waman Rawool

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

"The New Canadian Standard on Hearing Protectors"
Presenters: Alberto Behar

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm
 Break with Exhibitors

3:45 pm - 4:10 pm

"Double Hearing Protection: 5dB or Not to Be"
Presenter:David C. Byrne

4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

"Going Wireless and Booth-Less for Hearing Testing in Industry"
Presenter: Deanna Meinke

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

"An Ecological Approach to understand and Promote Hearing Protection Behavior in Workplaces"
Presenters: Ravi Reddy

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

"Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards"

5:40 pm - 5:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Saturday, February 20, 2016:

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration and Information Desk Open

7:00 am- 7:45 am

Exhibits / Poster Session

7:45 am- 8:45 am


8:45 am- 8:55 am

Interim Break

8:55 am- 9:20 am


9:20 am- 9:25 am 

Interim Break

9:25 am- 9:50 am


9:50 am- 9:55 am

Interim Break

9:55 am- 10:20 am


10:20 am- 10:25 am

Interim Break

10:25 am- 10:50 am


10:50 am- 11:15 am

Exhibits / Posters

11:15 am- 1:15 pm


1:15 pm- 3:00 pm 

PM General Session *see listing below*

3:00 pm- 3:20 pm

Afternoon Break

4:35 pm- 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks


8:55 am - 9:20 am

"Measuring Gunshots with Commercial Sound Level Meters"
Presenter: Deanna Meinke

"Protecting, Preserving, and Promoting Hearing in Medically-Fragile Pre-Term Neonates During and After Transport to Level lll NICU Facilities"
Presenters:William W. Clark

"The Operational Impacts of Hearing Impairment: The Important Roles that Psychology and Context Play in Determining the Performance of Military Members with Degraded Hearing (Part 1)"
Presenters: Douglas S. Brungart

"Xylene-Induced Hearing Loss: Is There an Audiometric Pattern?"
Presenter: Adrian Fuente

9:25 am - 9:50 am

"Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors and Noise Exposure of Baristas"
Presenter: Alyssa Pursley

"Risk Factors for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus in a Longitudinal Study of Male Twins"
Presenter: Ann-Christin Johnson

"The Operational Impacts of Hearing Impairment: The Important Roles that Psychology and Context Play in Determining the Performance of Military Members with Degraded Hearing (Part 2)"
Presenters: Douglas S. Brungart

"Online Speech-in-Noise Screening Test for Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss"
Presenter: M.  Sheikh Rashid

9:55 am - 10:20 am

"Noise and Hearing Loss in Commercial Fisherman in Brazil"
Presenters: Evelyn Joice Albizu

"Are Acoustic Reflexes Sufficiently Pervasive for Inclusion in Damage-Risk Criteria for Impulsive Noise?"
Presenter: Kristy K. Dieters

"Shoot, Move and Communicate: How the Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) Exercise in Communication and Hearing Operations (ECHO) Training Sessions are Making an Impact"
Presenters: Tanisha L. Hamill Co-Presenter: Eric Fallon

"Validating Musicians' Earplug Verification Techniques"
Presenter: Cory Portnuff & Drew Price

10:25 am - 10:50 am 

"Reflexive and Anticipatory Middle Ear Muscle Contractions for Impulsive Sounds"
Presenter: Gregory A. Flamme

"Auditory Situation Awareness Testing of HPDs and TCAPS: Detection Subtest of DRILCOM Test Battery"
Presenter: Kichol Lee

"OAE's in monitoring NIHL for professional Musicians: A 2-year follow-up study"

Presenter: Hilde Eising

"The Effect of Occluding the Ear on Variations in Voice Level and Fundamental Frequency with Changing Background Noise Level and Talker-to- Listener Distance: A Pilot Study"
Presenters: Rachel Bou Serhal

General Session Agenda

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Gasaway Lecture: "Preventing Hearing Loss: Is There a Better Way? I Mean, C'mon, Really, There Must be a Better Way, Right?"
Presenter: Richard Neitzel

1:45 pm -2:10 pm

"Noise-Induced Cochlear Neuropathy: Regulatory Implications and Research Needs"
Presenter: Robert Dobie

2:10 pm - 2:35 pm 

"Spectral Analysis of Hearing Protector Impulsive Insertion Loss"
Presenter: Cameron J. Fackler 

2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

"Co-Variance of Noise and Silica Exposures Among Stone Processing Workers in Norther Thailand"
Presenter: Stephanie Sayler

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

"Effect of Digital Media Hearing Intervention Program on Hearing Protection Beliefs in Spanish-Speaking Agriculture Workers"
Presenters: Emily Wakefield

3:45 pm - 4:10 pm 

"Training Teenagers to Educate Children About Hearing-Health Benefits Both Groups"
Presenter: David Welch

 4:10 pm - 4:35 pm

"Dangerous Decibels Brasil"
Presenter: Thais C. Morata

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks


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12011 Tejon Street, Suite 700
Westminster, CO 80234
Phone: 303-224-9022
Fax: 303-458-0002