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NHCA/CAOHC Webinar: Impulsive Noise: Understanding, Measuring, and Assessing
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

TopicImpulsive Noise: Understanding, Measuring, and Assessing

When: June 17, 2021
2 pm EST 

About the Webinar: Exposures to high-level impulsive noises such as collisions of objects, firearms, or explosions significantly increase the risk for developing noise induced hearing loss. Although Impulse and impact noise are generated through different processes, they are often grouped into impulsive noise. When measuring impulsive noise, sound level meters may not be the best choice due to technological limitations. The selection and use of microphone, preamplifier, and processing systems are critical to capturing high-quality data. In many cases, recordings are more beneficial than capturing a peak level or a single integrated level to understand the exposure and to mitigate the risk. Understanding technological limitations and learning about specific techniques for capturing and measuring impulse noise can result in accurate and repeatable data.

Donald Finan, Ph.D.
DisclosureNo financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Program Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

  • Define impulse and impact noise and differentiate between them.
  • Describe the components of a typical sound level meter in terms of functionality and limitations in relationship to impulse and impact noise.
  • Apply technical specifications necessary for accurate measurement of impulse & impact noise.
1 hour CEU (AAA and ASHA)
Available for home study after the live program but no CEUs offered for home study.

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$38 - CAOHC/NHCA members
$50 - Non-members
$25 - Students



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