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Sound Postcard

Posted February 2, 2022

This month we turn our ear to the (very) distant past. Archeologists have long been fascinated by England’s famous Stonehenge Circle and similar stone structures – how they were built, how they were used, their deeper meaning and significance to ancient societies. Now scientists are analyzing the acoustics of these structures to better understand what early cultures would have experienced. Acoustic engineers at the University of Salford built a complete 1:12 scale model of Stonehenge using computer-aided design techniques and then tested the model in a sound laboratory, similar to modeling tests of concert halls and opera houses. Their studies suggested that four thousand years ago, the strong reverberations of musical instruments such as drums and horns would have been amplified when played in the monument’s inner sanctum, but these sounds would have been less audible to anyone outside the circle. To learn more: Journal of Archaeological Science.


New NHCA/CAOHC Webinar – Professional Supervisor Panel Discussion

Posted: January 12, 2022

NHCA is excited to partner again with CAOHC in 2022 offering high-level webinars on hot topics presented by top-notch speakers; plus added value CEUs! Our latest offering provides an in-depth discussion of the Professional Supervisor as a key 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 and regulatory agencies. NHCA members pay a reduced rate. 

  • When: January 20, 2022 at 2:00-3:00 pm EST
  • Presenters: LTC J. Andrew Merkley, AuD CCC-A CPS/A and Theresa H. Small, AuD CPS/A
  • To register: click here

2022 NHCA Conference – Still time to register!

Posted: January 12, 2022

Don’t miss out on NHCA’s upcoming annual conference: a virtual three-day event packed with educational workshops, presentations, posters, virtual exhibits, and networking sessions - both live and on-demand! Following the conference, recorded educational sessions will be available for a limited time to all conference registrants. With the live and recorded sessions, you will have access to 15-20 CEUs from AAA and ASHA. You receive all of this value for about half the price of “traditional” in-person conference registration. Register by February 4, 2022 to avoid late fees.


AIHA Noise Manual, 6th Ed. – Limited time discount for NHCA

Posted: January 12, 2022

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is pleased to announce publication of its 6th Edition of The Noise Manual. Many NHCA members participated in the project as editors, authors, and reviewers. To show appreciation, AIHA is offering NHCA members (who are not also AIHA members) a limited time discount of 20% off the non-member price for print and/or electronic copies of the book or individual chapters. Take advantage by ordering February 1-28, 2022  at the AIHA bookstore.


NHCA Scholarship Foundation News

Posted: January 12, 2022

SAY IT ISN’T SO!!! Due to restrictive interstate gaming regulations, we regret that we will be unable to offer the 50/50 split or silent auction fundraisers during the upcoming 2022 NHCA virtual conference. We know how much all of you enjoy both activities, so we look forward to continuing these traditions at our next face-to-face conference in 2023.  In the interim, we of course will gladly accept your monetary donations. Simply visit our website and click “Donate Now.” You may also designate the NHCA Scholarship Foundation as your favorite charitable organization on Amazon Smile will donate to the Foundation 0.5% percent of your purchases at no cost to you.

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