In The News

COVID-19 

Dear NHCAers and Friends,
 
We hope you are all staying well and weathering the stress of COVID-19.  NHCA wants you to be aware of some of the communications strategies, plans and resources that we have developed to help communicate with you in the coming weeks and months.  Of course, if we can serve you better, please let us know how.
 
Please know also that we continue to monitor the CDC, national organizations, and other hearing health entities for pertinent information to share.

1.    COVID-19 Community Forum

This open forum allows any member of NHCA to post news, ideas, best practices, questions and concerns surrounding COVID-19.  Please feel free to use this at your will.  Log in to the Member Center, then click on Community Forums and then Updates.  There are already some great suggestions here!

2.     Bi-weekly e-News

We will continue to send out non-urgent updates in our bi-weekly e-News.  As a member, you always get this delivered to your email inbox.   We also encourage any ideas for newsletter articles from any of our membership (YOU!). Click here to share news.

3.    NHCA Program Task Force

Dee Hightower, Program Chair, Vishakha Rawool, Director of Education and their team are keeping abreast of developments as they begin planning for the 2021 NHCA Conference.

4.    Resources

Wash your hands, don’t touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands, keep a safe distance from people. Stay healthy and safe. Feel free to contact us any time at [email protected].

 

Sincerely,

Theresa Y Schulz, NHCA President
Kim Gill, NHCA Executive Director

 

2020 Conference Archives Now Available!

The NHCA conference archives include the schedule of sessions/events and the handouts from the speakers for past annual conferences. The 2020 conference archives are currently ONLY available to those who attended the 2020 conference in Destin, FL. After the 2021 conference, the 2020 archives will be available to those who attended the conference as well as all NHCA members, as is the case for the archives of prior years. 

2020 Conference attendees who wish to access these archives, CLICK HERE!

 

Special Issue "The Negative Effects on Health Due to Noise Exposure"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). 

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2020

 

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental noise (sometimes referred to as noise pollution) is defined as unwanted outdoor sound generated by humans. Concern is growing regarding the public health implications of environmental noise (particularly nighttime noise), as there is an expanding body of evidence documenting its adverse effects on cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbance, hearing loss, tinnitus, and annoyance. Children, the chronically ill, and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of noise.

This Special Issue has a focus on the adverse effects of noise on human health, distribution of exposure, exposure–response relationships, prevalence estimates, additional health outcomes, burdens to potentially vulnerable subgroups (e.g., the elderly and lower socioeconomic groups), effects when combined with air pollution and chemical exposure, and the effectiveness of interventions in reducing noise exposure and negative health impacts. Papers addressing issues relevant to the negative health effects of noise exposure are invited, and especially those addressing strategies to protect communities from noise exposure and reducing the noise-related burden of disease.

Marjorie C. McCullagh, PhD
Guest Editor

 

To learn more and view the manuscript submission information, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

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NIOSH and Partners Announce 2020 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), have the honor of announcing the winner of the 2020 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™.

This year’s award for innovation in hearing loss prevention goes to the Multilateral Medical Operations Panel (MMOP) Acoustics Sub-Working Group for the International Space Station (ISS). The award was presented at the Annual National Hearing Conservation (NHCA) Conference on February 21st in Destin, Florida.

To read the full press release, click here!

 
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