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Sound Postcard

For your audio interlude of the day,  click here to enjoy the soothing sounds of a dawn soundscape in Rocky Mountain National Park. To read more about the National Park Service and the work of their Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division, check out “Sound Profiles” in our most recent issue of Spectrum.

Photo credit: Rocky Mountain National Park,


Virginia Issues Mandatory COVID-19 Safety Rule 

Virginia’s State OSHA Program is the first state-administered program to issue a mandatory COVID-19 safety rule for general workplaces. This emergency temporary standard, 16VAC25-220, became effective July 27, 2020. Guidance from federal OSHA may be accessed via the COVID-19 topic page.


Infamous 'Windsor Hum' Finally Dies Down After Company Idles Zug Island Plant

Now there is one less mystery hum to deal with. Some of you may be familiar with the Taos Hum (as in New Mexico) and the Windsor Hum (as in Windsor Ontario). They have been the subjects of speculation and research as have other mystery noises around the world. Well, at least one of these mysteries is no longer a problem. The source of the Windsor hum was definitively identified as a steel plant after its operations were idled and the hum disappeared. 

CLICK HERE to learn more. 


NHCA's Latest Spectrum Issue

The Latest Issue of Spectrum Magazine Is Now Available! 

Content includes:

  • Annual Conference Update
  • Presidential pEARspective by Theresa Schulz
  • NHCA is Zooming into 2020 and Beyond
  • Member Spotlight: Douglas Callen
  • Potential Applications of Extended-Wear Hearing Aids
  • Plus: NHCASF Challenges, Student Spotlight, Sound Profiles, & More!

Members: Click here to login and view the latest Spectrum!

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