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2020 NHCA Conference Photos

The 2020 NHCA Conference Photos are now posted on the website and available for members to view. Members, after you login to the website, click on the 'Members' drop-down menu at the top of the home page and then click 'Photo Gallery.' You will be automatically re-directed to the photo gallery page. 

Members can also CLICK HERE to login and view the photos.

 

Ear-Cleaning Poetry Contest

In the last issue of the Spectrum, NHCA announced the Ear-Cleaning Poetry Contest.  You were asked to find or create your favorite poems with an explicit focus on sounds and the soundscape.  The goal is to elevate our hearing awareness and to discover a fabulous sound poem to be read at next year’s conference.  We are still eager to hear from you!

View more information on page 12 of the latest Spectrum, HERE. (NHCA Members Only)

 

The DoD Hearing Center of Excellence Celebrates 10 Years!

The DoD Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) is honoring 10 Years of collaboration! In recognition that hearing is a critical sense for our Service members and Veterans, the DoD established the center in response to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (P.L. 110-417, Sec 721), and HCE was officially stood up in December 2010, when Air Force Col. (ret) Dr. Mark Packer took the helm. The HCE’s mission is to provide support to enhance operational performance, medical readiness, and quality of life through collaborative leadership and advocacy for hearing and balance health.

CLICK HERE to read the
 special 10th anniversary edition of HCE's newsletter that highlights benchmarks they have achieved with their national and international collaborators, along with plans for their future journey. 

 

ASHA Calls on CDC to Recognize the Need for Clear Face Masks

In a letter sent on June 8th to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) urges the agency to emphasize the need for clear face masks and the use of other communication aids to protect people with hearing and other communication disorders.

CLICK HERE to read more!

 

Best Practices Guidelines for Safely Conducting Hearing Testing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NHCA initiated a Task Force for developing guidance to safely conduct hearing testing during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The intent of this document is to provide a “Best Practices” guidance to Hearing Testing Professionals to help minimize their risk of SARS CoV-2 infection through person-to-person spread within occupational health clinics, company in-house testing and mobile test environments. Information within this document is based upon current knowledge, CDC guidance and common sense all of which are subject to change as we learn more about COVID-19.

To view the guidelines, CLICK HERE! (.pdf)

 
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