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NHCA Town Hall Meetings

Posted: October 6, 2021

Don’t miss our next virtual Town Hall, offered at no charge:


2022 Annual Conference Preview and Ignite Session
Hosted by: Valerie Hennessey

November 12, 2021 at noon central


 For more information and to access recordings of previous virtual Town Hall Meetings, click here.


NHCA’s most recent Town Hall: What Do Hearing Conservationists Do? Veteran NHCA members Cindy Bloyer, Amy Blank, John Allen, Alisa Genualdi, Elizabeth Masterson, Colleen Le Prell, and Laura Kauth discussed their path into hearing conservation, and the interesting opportunities, from military service to research to NASA support, that path afforded. Thirty-eight people attended; we hope you appreciated and will pass along the inspiration.


Student Scholarship Applications Due Now

Posted: October 6, 2021

The National Hearing Conservation Association Scholarship Foundation (NHCASF) is pleased to offer Student Research Awards and Student Conference Awards in 2022.  Applications and documents for both awards are due Friday, November 19, 2021. For more information on eligibility and award details, and to apply, click here.


2022 Conference 

Posted: October 6, 2021

Mark your calendars! The NHCA Annual Conference is scheduled for February 10-12, 2022 and will once again be a virtual event. Your NHCA leadership made the difficult decision to “go virtual” due to the uncertain future of the pandemic. To stay tuned for information about this valuable learning opportunity, click here.



In Memory - Tony Miltich

Posted: October 6, 2021

It is with sadness that we note the passing of long-time NHCA member, Dr. Tony Miltich. Tony practiced clinical audiology early in his career before turning to occupational hearing conservation in the mid-1970s. Tony developed a computer-controlled multi-station audiometer for testing hearing and generating reports in an industrial setting. He frequently attended our annual conference and participated in NHCA activities. He will be missed. For more information, click here.


Hearing Research – Current Insights

Posted: October 6, 2021

  • Nearly 700 current service members and recently military-separated veterans completed the LENS-Q measure of lifetime noise exposure, additional questionnaires, and comprehensive audiometric testing.  Researchers concluded that the LENS-Q is a valuable tool for capturing and measuring both military and nonmilitary noise exposures.

Griest-Hines, S. E., Bramhall, N. F., Reavis, K. M., Theodoroff, S. M., & Henry, J. A. (2021). Development and initial validation of the Lifetime Exposure to Noise and Solvents Questionnaire in U.S. Service members and Veterans. American Journal of Audiology. Advance online publication.

  • For the first time, the Department of Defense (DoD) has published a comprehensive comparison of audiometric data collected from military personnel as part of a DoD hearing conservation program to demographic and military-service data obtained from the Noise Outcomes In Service-members Epidemiology (NOISE) Study. Results suggest Marine Corps and Army personnel are at risk for hearing threshold changes and that, among Army personnel, this is most pronounced among those exposed to moderate levels of occupational noise exposure.

Reavis, Kelly M., McMillan, Garnett P., Carlson, Kathleen F., Joseph, Antony R.,  Snowden, Jonathan M., Griest, Susan, Henry, James A. (2021). Occupational Noise Exposure and Longitudinal Hearing Changes in Post-9/11 US Military Personnel During an Initial Period of Military Service, Ear and Hearing: Volume 42 - Issue 5 - p 1163-1172. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001008

  • Engineers at a Navy research and development facility have invented an electronic device called acoustic hailing and disruption (AHAD) that is designed to effectively discourage people from talking. A potential non-lethal weapon (think crowd control) repeats a speaker's own voice back to them, and only them, while they attempt to talk. The main concept is to disorientate a target so much that they will be unable to communicate effectively with others.  Annoying, but effective?

McFadden, C (2021). A New Navy Weapon Actually Stops You From Talking, Interesting, September 2, 2021.

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