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Sound Postcard 

Posted: October 6, 2021

None of us expected COVID-19 to linger so long and affect so many people in so many ways. To hear how the pandemic has impacted world soundscapes in unexpected ways (quieter oceans, birds singing louder), check out the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology’s Library of COVID-19 Soundscape Resources, click here



Annual Conference Goes Virtual

Posted September 9, 2021

It is true….the NHCA Annual Conference scheduled for February 10-12, 2022 will now be a virtual conference rather than the in-person gathering originally scheduled in Albuquerque, NM. Your NHCA leadership made the difficult decision to “go virtual” due to the uncertain future of the pandemic. However, this is advantageous for those who wanted to respond to the NHCA “Call for Papers” but were unable to present in person in Albuquerque. 

For this reason, NHCA has extended the deadline for abstract submissions to September 15, 2021.  ALL additional PROSPECTIVE PRESENTERS are strongly encouraged to notify the NHCA office now of your intent to submit your abstract on/before September 15th. To learn more and to apply, click here.


NHCA Town Hall Meetings

Posted September 9, 2021

  • What do Hearing Conservationists do?  In just 60 minutes . . . at no cost. . . a select panel of experienced National Hearing Conservation Association members will be participating in an onscreen Town Hall to answer one of our most asked questions: So, what is it that hearing conservation specialists actually do?!?” Hosted by: Laura Kauth on September 24, 2021 at noon central.
  • Conference Preview and Ignite Session. No cost. Hosted by: Valerie Hennessey on November 12, 2021 at noon central.
  • What is the future of PSPs in NHCA? Hosted by: David Nelson (date/time to be determined).

 For more information about previous virtual Town Hall Meetings, click here.


News from Your NHCA Executive Council (EC)

Posted September 9, 2021

Periodically, your EC will now be sharing updates through E-News. We hope you enjoy.

  • NHCA has established a Young Professionals Council. The Council's mission is to work to promote the engagement of current early career members, to increase the number of student members, and to support the transition of student members to early career NHCA members.
  • In support of the strategic goal to establish financial resilience, NHCA has also formed a financial advisory task force and they held their first meeting. 

Student Scholarships Available for 2022

Posted September 9, 2021

The National Hearing Conservation Association Scholarship Foundation (NHCASF) is pleased to announce the availability of Student Research Awards and Student Conference Awards for 2022. Applications and letters of recommendations are due by Friday, October 15, 2021. For more information on eligibility and award details, and to apply, click here.

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