2021/2022 NHCA/CAOHC Webinar Series

The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has coordinated with the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) to host a NHCA/CAOHC webinar series for 2021/2022.  The series offers high-level webinar content on hot topics and top-notch speakers!   

See pricing below. If you are a member of CAOHC or NHCA enjoy special member pricing and discounts.

Winter/Spring Webinars:

Topic: Professional Supervisor Panel Discussion

When: January 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm ET 

About the Webinar: The Professional Supervisor is a key, necessary, and often misunderstood member of the hearing conservation team.  This presentation brings experienced Professional Supervisors from across the United States together to discuss the roles, responsibilities, scope of practice, and practice requirements across a variety of hearing conservation programs.  The discussion will include practice as a private professional services provider, on-site In-house provider, remote service provider, and a provider covering hearing conservation programs across a variety of regulatory agencies.  


LTC J. Andrew Merkley, AuD CCC-A CPS/A
Disclosure: John (Andy) Merkley has no relevant financial information to disclose. LTC Merkley discloses his relevant non-financial relationship as a representative of the Military Audiology Association on the CAOHC Council. For teaching CAOHC courses, when representing the Military, LTC Merkley cannot accept an honorarium for his participation as an instructor. When teaching on his own time, he receives an honorarium for his participation as an instructor.

Theresa H. Small, AuD CPS/A
Disclosure: Theresa H. Small, Au.D., CPS/Ahas no relevant financial information to disclose. Dr. Small discloses her relevant non-financial relationship as a representative of AAA on the CAOHC Council. When teaching for CAOHC, she receives an honorarium for her participation as an instructor.

Program Level:

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the difference between the Hearing Conservation Program Manager and the Professional Supervisor.
  • Describe the relationship between the professional supervisor and audiometric technician.
  • Define the responsibilities of the Professional Supervisor with regard to federal, state, local, and company-specific regulations.


1 hour CEU (AAA and ASHA)
No CEUs offered for home study.
NHCA and CAOHC members: $38
Non-members: $50
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Topic: Hearing Protection Devices 101 - Fit Testing 

When: December 9, 2021 at 2:15 pm ET 

About the Webinar: This webinar will introduce the concept of HPD Fit-Testing, its application to current hearing conservation programs, the various commercially available HPD Fit-Test methodologies. Finally, a number of lessons learned regarding HPD fit-testing from the Regional Hearing Conservation Program of Record at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) will be discussed. The intended audience are hearing conservation professionals (e.g., technicians, audiologists, occupational health service providers) who are interested in expanding their field of practice to include HPD fit-testing. 

Stephanie J. Karch, 
Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A 
Disclosure: No financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Program Level: Entry-level 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the differences in HPD fit-test methods. 
  • Identify how a Personal Attenuation Rating can be used to determine an appropriate and adequate HPD for the work environment. 
  • Recognize the different applications for HPD fit-testing in a Hearing Conservation Program. 

No CEUs for live or homestudy

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