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Sounds For Jimmy

Posted: November 12, 2019

Recently Radiolab, media dedicated to making science accessible to broad audiences, received a heartbreaking letter from a listener whose 3 year old son, Jimmy, is slowly losing his hearing. His question to Radiolab: "If you had a limited time left with hearing, what would you want to make sure you heard? What should be on the mixtape?" 

In response, Radiolab would like to make a “mixtape” for Jimmy and they want your help. What sounds should Jimmy experience?

Click here for the full letter and information on how you can submit your ideas.

 

 

 

Registration is open for the 2020 NHCA Annual Conference!
February 20 - 22, 2020

 

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Meet 2020's Friday Keynote Speaker: 

Hearing, Aging, and Public Health – From Epidemiology to Public Policy
Presented By: Jennifer Deal, PhD

SESSION DESCRIPTION:
Medicine and public health have evolved through three eras over the past century. Beginning in the first half of the 20th century, infectious diseases were controlled for the first time in human history through vaccinations, antibiotics, and other strategies. Subsequently, throughout the 20th century, chronic diseases of middle and later life (e.g., cardiovascular disease, cancers) became the leading causes of mortality but have also increasingly been better controlled. These successes of public health have led to a rapidly increasing population of older adults living longer than ever before. In this third era of public health and medicine, we are now confronting the challenges of aging and how to best optimize the health and functioning of a growing population of older adults. In this era, hearing and our ability to engage effectively with the environment around us are critically important but not yet priorities in the spheres of public health and public policy.

I will discuss research over the past several years that has demonstrated the broad implications of hearing loss for the health and functioning of older adults, particularly with respect to cognitive functioning, brain aging, and dementia. I will then discuss how this epidemiologic research has directly informed and led to current national initiatives in the United States focused on hearing loss and public health. These initiatives include the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) randomized controlled trial and recent passage of the bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act in 2017. This federal law overturns over 40 years of regulatory precedent around hearing aids in the U.S. in order to directly improve the accessibility and affordability of hearing care for older adults.”

 

 

 
 

NHCASF Golf Tournament at the 44th NHCA Annual Conference

Join us for a fun day of golf, with fellow NHCA-ers, at beautiful Baytowne Links Golf Course on Florida’s Emerald Coast, extending from the beach to the bay. Your participation supports the National Hearing Conservation Association Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships for students pursuing a degree in a field related to hearing conservation. It doesn’t matter what level of golfer you are. Come out and have fun swinging and socializing! Golf is limited to 16 players on a first-come, first-served basis so register today to save your spot!

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
            10:00 am Eastern Time

Cost: $35 per player
*Limited to 16 players*

Where: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
             Baytowne Links Golf Course
             9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W.
             Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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Sponsor or Exhibit at the Nation's Leading Hearing Conservation Conference

Register to showcase your company's latest products and/or services as a sponsor or exhibitor at NHCA's 44th Annual Conference in Destin, Florida -  February 20 - 22, 2020. Visit our conference website to learn more! 

 Click here to view the 2020 prospectus with complete information including sponsor/exhibitor benefits.
 

Click Here to Reserve Your Sponsor/Exhibitor Spot Today!
 

Student Member Dues Increase to $25 to Support Increased Engagement and New Programs

Posted: November 12, 2019

After much consideration, including the involvement and recommendations of student membership and student board representatives, the NHCA Executive Council voted to implement $25 annual dues for 2020 student renewals and new memberships.There were many factors taken into account when making this decision, including our ability to provide excellent service and value to the more than 300 current student members. This past year we launched a new website for improved access to industry and association information for all members, including students. It’s now much easier to navigate to access member-only information such as conference presentation archives, online forums to ask questions and share ideas, and educational resources on hearing loss prevention. Student members also have a unique educational opportunity to attend the NHCA 2020 Annual Conference, February 20-22 in Destin, Florida (at 30% to 75% registration discounts) to meet practitioners, hear innovative ideas and listen to practical experience, all to promote the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. Student scholarships are available to members to cover conference costs as well as to assist with special projects, theses or dissertations relating to hearing loss prevention/hearing conservation. We will soon be launching a learning management system that will provide for increased opportunities for online learning and continuing education credits. Stay tuned! We invite students to renew, join, engage and take advantage of the many benefits offered through NHCA.

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Questions? Please contact us at [email protected] or call 303-224-9022.

 
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