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2006 Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Children's Conference Proceedings
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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Children at Work & Play
October 19-20, 2006
Embassy Suites Hotel Cincinnati - Rivercenter
Covington, KY

Click here to view the Spectrum Conference Supplement

Click here to view the Peer Reviewed Publications

Funding for this conference was provided by:
NIOSH 1 R13 OH008567-01
National Hearing Conservation Association
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
and the Marion Downs Hearing Center

Children's Conference Lay Papers - Click here

Conference Proceedings:

The Essential Auditory Experience
Elliott Berger, M.S., INCE Board Certified

Cellular Studies of Critical Periods of Inner Ear and Central Auditory System Vulnerability
Edwin W. Rubel, Ph.D.

Is External Noise a Risk to Hearing Development in the Fetus?
Floyd Thurston, M.D.

Noise Exposure Among Children and Young Adults:  What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Find Out?
Rick Neitzel, M.S., CIH and Deanna Meinke, Ph.D.

Investigation of Toy Noise Exposure in Children
Samuel Bittel, B.S., B.A.; Brett Kemker, Ph.D. and Barry A. Freeman, Ph.D.

Noise Exposure Assessment of Three Adolescents Living on Farms in Northwest Ohio
Sheryl A.  Milz, Ph.D., CIH; John R. Wilkins, III, BCE, Dr. PH; Melissa K. Witherspoon and April L. Ames, MSOH

Can Hearing Aid Amplification Chronically Affect Hearing Thresholds in Severely Hearing Impaired Children?
Kimberley Davenport, M.S., CCC-A and Peter Steyger, Ph.D.

Noise Exposure to Young Ears: When Things go from Bad to Worse
Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D.

Output Levels of Portable Digital Music Players
Cory D.F. Portnuff, B.S. and Brian J. Fligor, Sc.D., CCC-A 

Does Earphone Type Affect Risk for Recreational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
Brian J. Fligor, Sc.D., CCC-A and Terri Ives, Sc.D.

MTV Awareness Survey and Media
Roland Eavey, M.D. 

Persuading Adolescents to Protect Their Hearing: What can we Learn from Hearing Communication Research?
Judith Sobel, Ph.D., Mary Meikle, Ph.D., Gloria Reich and William Hal Martin, Ph.D.

Noise and Music, a Matter of Risk Perception?
Stephen E. Widen, Ph.D., Soly Erlandsson, Ph.D.

Attitudes to Noise and Risk Behavior in Children and Young Adults
Soly Erlandsson, Ph.D., Alice Holmes, Ph.D., Stephen E. Widen, Ph.D. and Margareth Bohlin, M.Sc.

Dangerous Decibels®:  Partnerships for NIHL Prevention in Children
William Hal Martin, Ph.D., Susan E. Griest, M.P.H., Judith Sobel, Ph.D.,Linda Howarth and Baker Y-B Shi, M.D., Ph.D. 

Children and Hearing Protection: What is Available and is it Used?
Elliott Berger, M.S., INCE Board Certified

Hearing Protection Considerations for Children & Adolescents
Ted Madison, M.S., CCC-A 

Working Youth, Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss
Lee Hager

Historical Trends in Hearing of Young People
William Clark, Ph.D. and Carl Bohl, Sc.D.

Declining Trends in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in Children Based on U.S. Health Examination Survey
Howard J. Hoffman, Chia-Wen Ko, Ph.D., Christa L. Themann, M.A., CCC-A and John R. Franks, Ph.D.

Hearing Health Research in a Public Setting
William Hal Martin, Ph.D., Baker Y-B Shi, M.D., Ph.D. and Susan E. Griest, M.P.H.

Comparison of Audiometric Screening Criteria for Early Identification of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Adolescents
Deanna K. Meinke, Ph.D. and Noel Dice, Au.D.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Legal Implications for Schools
Cheryl DeConde Johnson, Ed.D.

Are we Doing Enough to Prevent Noise/Music Induced Hearing Loss in Children in New Zealand?
Sargunam Sivaraj, Ph.D. Candidate and Aneeta Samuel                                                        

Hearing Impairment Among Adolescents
Mario R. Serra, Ph.D. and Ester C. Biassoni, Ph.D.

Hearing Conservation in College Music Programs
Kris Chesky, Ph.D.

Sound Sense: Save Your Hearing for the Music!
Gael Hannan and Heather Ferguson

Hearing Conservation Program in Schools: A Collaborative Approach - CANCELLED
Lidia Lee, Ph.D., CCC-A

Effectiveness of School Based Hearing Loss Prevention Programs in a Rural Area
Greg Flamme, Ph.D. an Shelby Myers-Verhage

NIDCD’s Public Education Efforts to Prevent NIHL in Children
Patricia Blessing

Program Evaluation: Results for Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Prevention Interventions
Susan E. Griest, M.P.H., William Hal Martin, Ph.D., Judy Sobel, Ph.D. and Linda Howarth

Using the Media as an Education Tool
Mona Thomas, M.S.W., Joseph Cerquone, CAE, Pamela Mason, M.Ed., CCC-A and Brenda Lonsbury-Martin, Ph.D.

Effectiveness of Web-Based Edu-tainment for Hearing Loss Prevention in Children
William Hal Martin, Ph.D., Susan E. Griest, M.P.H., Casey Spain and Linda Howarth

Resources to Facilitate Classroom Instruction of Hearing Loss Prevention
Robert Folmer, Ph.D., Susan E. Griest, M.P.H. and William Hal Martin, Ph.D.


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