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Conference Proceedings: 2014 Annual Conference - Proceedings

2014 Conference Proceedings

Conference Links:

2014 Spectrum Supplement
2014 Attendee List - Alpha by Company
2014 Attendee List - Alpha by Last Name
2014 Exhibitors/Sponsors & Floor Plan
Certificate of Completion - 2014 Conference (ASHA, AAA, ABIH, BCSP)

 Evaluation Links: (Due by March 21st!)

THURSDAY WORKSHOP - Electronic Evaluation
FRIDAY - Electronic Evaluation
SATURDAY - Electronic Evaluation
POSTER BALLOT - Electronic Evaluation
Printable Evaluations

*Thursday Workshop presentations are only available below if the presenter authorized posting the PDF. If you attended a Thursday Workshop and would like to obtain more information you will need to contact the presenter directly. You can obtain all speaker contact information on the attendee roster links above.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Workshop #1 - "Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics"
FULL Day - (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Noise Measurement
Presenter:Tom Lloyd B.S. - Associates in Acoustics, Inc. | USA

The Audiogram - How to Use It
Presenter:James Jerome, MA, CCC-A - Workplace INTEGRA | USA

Hearing Loss Recordability Issues
Presenter:Cindy Bloyer, M.S., CCC-A - Examinetics, Inc. | USA

Effective Hearing Protection
Presenter:Theresa Schulz, Ph.D. - CCC-A - Honeywell Safety Products | USA

Education & Motivation
Presenter:Laura Kauth, M.A., CCC-A - Audiologist |USA

Hearing Conservation Regulations & HIPAA
Presenter: Mary McDaniel, Au.D., CCC-A - Pacific Hearing Conservation, Inc. | USA

Workshop #2 - "Audio for Audiologists - Making Sense of Sound, Music and Sound Systems or The HearTomorrow AudioLogical Workshop - Audio System Theory for Hearing Professionals"
FULL Day - (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: Benj Kanters, Associate Professor - Columbia College Chicago | USA

Workshop #3A - ""The Ecology of Hearing Loss Prevention: Training Adults About NIHL”"
AM Only - (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: David Welch, Ph.D.
Ravi Reddy, Ph.D. Student - University of Auckland | New Zealand

Workshop 3B - "Practical Noise Control"
PM Only - (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: Dennis Driscoll, P.E. - Associates In Acoustics, Inc. | USA

Workshop #4A - "Empowering Your Clients Who Already Have Hearing Loss - Helping Them Make the Most of Their Residual Hearing"
AM Only (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Presenter: Valerie Stafford-Mallis, M.B.A. - Alternative Communication Services | USA

Workshop #4B - "Vendor New Product Workshop"
PM Only - (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenters: TBA

Workshop #5A - "Grab'em by Their Ossicles"
AM Only - (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Presenter: Elliott Berger, M.S. - 3M Personal Safety Division | USA
Laurie Wells, Au.D. - 3M Corporation | USA

Workshop #5B - "Hearing Protector Performance and Fitting for Impulsive Hearing Conservationists"
PM Only - (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: William Murphy, Ph.D. - CDC/NIOSH | USA
Greg Flamme, Ph.D. - Western Michigan University | USA
Donald Finan, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado | USA
James Lankford, Ph.D. - Northern Illinois University | USA
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley | USA
Michael Stewart, Ph.D. - Central Michigan University | USA

Workshop 6A & 6B - "PSP Workshop: PSP Workshop-Ancillary Respirator Fit services/CAOHC CPS/A & Work relatedness/ Forum-Solution Driven!"
AM & PM - (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Presenter: Sandra MacLean Uberuaga, MA, CCC-A, F-AAA, CPS/A - Alaska Occupational Audiology & Health Services, Inc. | USA

Friday, March 14, 2014

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: "Hearing Loss Prevention is a Long Duration Mission" - CLICK HERE
Richard Danielson, Ph.D. - NASA/Johnson Space Center | USA

"Developing Best Practices at an Installation Hearing Program Using a Multi-Disciplinary Approach at a U.S. Army Installation" - CLICK HERE
Kara Cave, Ph.D. - U.S. Army/Martin Army Community Hospital | USA

"To Measure the Impact of Hearing Protectors on the Perception of Speech - The Challenges and a Proposal" - CLICK HERE
Per Hiselius - 3M | Sweden

"The Interaction of Hearing Loss and Hearing Protection on Speech Recognition" - CLICK HERE
Christian Giguere, Ph.D. - University of Ottawa | Canada

"Use of Passive Hearing Protectors and Adaptive Noise Reduction for Field Recording of Otoacoustiuc Emissions in Industrial Noise" - CLICK HERE
Vincent Nadon - Ecole de technologie superieure | Canada

"Effects of Untrained Earmold Impression on Custom Hearing Protector Device Performance" - CLICK HERE
Kelly Pack, Au.D. - ENT Associates of Greater Kansas | USA

"Canal Segment Length of Custom Earplugs: Effects on Attenuation (and comfort)" - CLICK HERE
Jennifer Tufts, Ph.D., CCC-A - University of Connecticut | USA

"Relationship of Insertion Depth to Real-Ear Attenuation for Roll-Down Foam Earplugs" - CLICK HERE
Elliott Berger, M.S. - 3M Personal Safety Division | USA

NHCA Business Meeting - CLICK HERE

HOSTED LUNCH - Pat Feaster, Ph.D.

"Measurement of Impulse Peak Insertion Loss with Two Acoustic Test Fixtures from the Institute de Saint Louis" - CLICK HERE
William Murphy, Ph.D. - CDC/NIOSH | USA

"Interlaboratory Comparison of Three Fit-Test Systems with Laboratory Real-Ear Attenuation at Threshold Measurements" - CLICK HERE
David Byrne, Ph.D. - CDC/NIOSH | USA

"Stimulus and Transducer Effects on Pure Tone Threshold Variability" - CLICK HERE
Gregory Flamme, Ph.D. - Western Michigan University | USA
"Comparison of Full Shift Logging Dosimetry Inside and Outside of Hearing Protectors" - CLICK HERE
Erin Bassney - Clarkson University | USA
"Emerging Best Practices" - CLICK HERE
Christine Petitti - OSHA | USA
"Does Hearing Loss Predispose to Occupational Injury Risk?" - CLICK HERE
Linda Cantley, M.S. - Yale School of Medicine | USA
"A National Research Agenda for the Prevention of Occupational Hearing Loss: Next Steps" - CLICK HERE
Christa Themann, M.A., CCC-A - NIOSH | USA

2014 Safe-in-Sound Award - CLICK HERE
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado / USA
Nancy Hall - Northrop Grumman - CLICK HERE
Benj Kanters - Hear Tomorrow - CLICK HERE

Saturday, March 15, 2014


"The Invisible Injury: Implications and Outcomes of Hearing Impairment on the Veteran, the Workplace and the Community" - CLICK HERE
Damon Schneider, M.B.A., C.R.I.S., C.O.H.C. - The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. | USA

"Field Attenuation Estimation System for Custom-molded Eartips for the Communications Earplug" - CLICK HERE
William Ahroon, Ph.D. - US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory | USA

"Development and Evaluation of an In-Lab Localization Test for Auditory Fitness-for-Duty" - CLICK HERE
Martin Robinette, Au.D. - US Army/Virginia Tech University | USA

"Tactical Communications and Protective Systems: What's Really Important? A Selection Criteria Update" - CLICK HERE
Col. Marjorie Grantham, Ph.D. - U.S. Army | USA


"Hearing Aids in Noisy Workplaces" - CLICK HERE
Chantal Laroche, Ph.D. - University of Ottawa | Canada

"Teaching Hearing Loss Prevention to Audiology Graduate Students and the Community: The University of Iowa’s Innovative Approach” - CLICK HERE
Danielle Kelsay, M.A., CCC-A - University of Iowa | USA

"Licensing and Ethical Issues Regarding Telepractice" - CLICK HERE
Sarah Ervin, Au.D., CCC-A - Workplace Integra | USA

"A Proposed Testing Procedure for the Use of OAEs in Hearing Conservation" - CLICK HERE
Alison Codling, MPH, RGN, DPS (OHN) - Health & Safety Laboratory | United Kingdom


"Relationships Between Real-World Usage of Portable Listening Devices and Attitudes Toward Music-Induced Hearing Loss" - CLICK HERE
Cory Portnuff, Au.D., Ph.D. - University of Colorado Hospital | USA

"Music Exposure and TTS: The Effectiveness of a Break in Reducing TTS" - CLICK HERE
Hiske Helleman, Au.D., MSc Applied Physics, clinical Physicist - AMC | The Netherlands

"Development of a Questionnaire to Assess Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Hearing Loss Preventions Using the Constructs of the Healh Belief Model" - CLICK HERE
Serena Dann, Au.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) | USA

"Non-work Causes of Hearing Loss in Noise Exposed Workers" - CLICK HERE
Vishakha Rawool, Ph.D. - West Virginia University | USA


Kara Cave, Ph.D. - U.S. Army/Martin Army Community Hospital | USA

"Gasaway Lecture" - CLICK HERE
Deanna Meinke, Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado at Greeley | USA

"Non-Lethal Acoustical Weapons: Overview and Auditory/Nonauditory Risks" - CLICK HERE
Ari Goldberg - Virginia Tech | USA

"Early Identification of Subjects of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss" - CLICK HERE
Robert Bertrand, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C) - Bertrand-Johnson Acoustics, Inc. | China

"Status of the National Standard for Hearing Protectors in China" - CLICK HERE
Yufei Liu - 3M China Ltd. | China

"Noise Exposures in Three Occupational Exposure Groups in Sweden" - CLICK HERE
Richard Neitzel, Ph.D. - University of Michigan | USA

"Evaluation of Smartphone Sound Measurement Applications" - CLICK HERE
Chucri (Chuck) Kardous, M.S., P.E. - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health | USA

"Evaluation of a Computerized Interactive Hearing Loss Prevention Program (HLLPP)" - CLICK HERE
Serena Dann, Au.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) | USA

“Music Exposure Through MP3-Players and the Risk of Music-Induced Hearing Loss Among Adolescents” - CLICK HERE
Marya Adluni-Sheikh Rashid, M.Sc. - Academic Medical Center | The Netherlands

“Ditch the Hearing Hangover", A Hearing Loss Prevention Program for the College Mind Set” - CLICK HERE
Britany Barber, B.A., Au.D. Candidate - University of Iowa | USA

“Towards a “Radio-acoustic virtual Environment” in noisy work environments” - CLICK HERE
Rachel Bou Serhal, M.Sc. - École de technologie supérieure | Canada

“Evaluation of the Association of Low-Level Prenatal Blood Lead Exposure and Auditory Brainstem Response Among Infants” - CLICK HERE
Timothy Dignam, PhD, MPH - CDC | USA

“Noise at the Museum” - CLICK HERE
Presenter: Barb Epstien, MPH, CIH - Epstien Environmental Resources, LLC | USA


“Audiometric Thresholds and Portable Digital Audio Player User Listening Habits” - CLICK HERE
Katya Feder, Ph.D. - Health Canada | Canada

“Factors in the Development of Hearing Protective Devices Using Shape-Memory Polymer Technology” - CLICK HERE
Katharine Fitzharris, Au.D. - The University of Texas at Dallas | USA

“Increased Risk of Ototoxicity In Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis Treated with Aminoglycosides who use Portable Listening Devices” - CLICK HERE
Brian Fligor, Sc.D. - Boston Children's Hospital; Harvard Medical School | USA


“An International Collaboration to Develop a Standardised Method of OAE Use in Health Surveillance: The Story Thus Far” - CLICK HERE
Clare Forshaw, Dip Occ Hygiene, MSc., HSE - Health and Safety Executive | United Kingdom

“Age-related hearing loss in 70- to 75-year old persons with and without earlier occupational noise exposure” - CLICK HERE
Christina Forshell-Hederstierna,  - Karolinska University Hospital | Sweden


“Correlates of psychometric function parameters obtained via the Hughson-Westlake technique” - CLICK HERE
Kyle Geda,  - University of Western Michigan | USA

“Stick it in your ear…and keep it there. Developing a rating scheme for HPD comfort” - CLICK HERE
Pamela Graydon, M.S. - NIOSH | USA

“Noise, Hearing, and Stress in a Small-Scale Gold Mining Community of Northeast Ghana” - CLICK HERE
Allyson Green, M.S. Candidate - University of Michigan Environmental Health Sciences | USA

“Noise Levels in Drinking Establishments: Possible Harmful Effects” - CLICK HERE
David Hirchak, B.S. - Rush University | USA

“Lifelong Occupational Exposures and Hearing Loss among Latino American Elderly” - CLICK HERE
OiSaeng Hong, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN - University of California San Francisco | USA


“Tinnitus and High-frequency Hearing Loss Among Noise-exposed Construction Workers” - CLICK HERE
Yoonmee Joo, ANP, Ph.D. Candidate - University of California San Francisco | USA


“Noise Control in Hydroelectric Power Plants” - CLICK HERE
Jeffrey Komrower, Senior Engineer - Noise Control Engineering, Inc | USA

“Quiet down. The effects of rifle barrel length and suppressors on AR-15 sound level measurements” - CLICK HERE
Colleen Le Prell, Ph.D. - University of Florida | USA

“The Applicability of an Online Speech-in-Noise Test in Occupational Hearing Conservation” - CLICK HERE
Monique Leensen, Ph.D. - Clinical and Experimental Audiology, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam | The Netherlands

“International Space Station Noise Constraints Flight Rule Process” - CLICK HERE
Jose Limardo, MS - NASA - Johnson Space Center | USA


“Trends in Worker Hearing Loss, 1981-2010” - CLICK HERE
Elizabeth Masterson, Ph.D., CPH, COHC - NIOSH | USA

“Assessing the Accuracy of Smartphone Application Hearing Screeners” - CLICK HERE
Lindsay May, Audiology Doctoral Student - University of Florida | USA

“The Effect of Headphone Type on Listener Performance in the Spoken Digits Test” - CLICK HERE
Keng Moua,  - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater | USA


“Estimating Safe Exposure Distances from Noise Exposure Profiles of Small-Caliber Firearms” - CLICK HERE
William Murphy, Ph.D. - CDC/NIOSH | USA


“Communication Headsets and Noise Measurements in the Workplace” - CLICK HERE
Flora Nassrallah, Ph.D. - University of Ottawa | Canada

“Impressionless Custom Earplug Design” - CLICK HERE
James (Jesse) Norris, Ph.D. - Creare | USA

“A Prospective Study on the Prevention of Hearing Loss Through Hearing Conservation Lessons and Parental Awareness: Assessment of Elementary School, Middle School and High School Aged Children” - CLICK HERE
Mellissa Pozios, B.S., Au.D. expected May of 2014 - Wayne State University | USA


“Effectiveness of a Workplace Hearing Loss Prevention Program” - CLICK HERE
Ravi Reddy, Ph.D. Student – University of Auckland | New Zealand

“Dietary Habits and Hearing” - CLICK HERE
Ulf Rosenhall,  - Karolinska University Hospital | Sweden

“A Survey of Individuals Exposed to Wind Turbine Noise” - CLICK HERE
Alyssa Stanard, B.A. - Centeral Michigan University | USA

“Portable Listening Devices and Gender Differences with Usage” - CLICK HERE
Peggy Warner  - University of Florida | USA

“Characterizing median hearing losses for a new U.S. "reference population" in the ISO-1999 revision” - CLICK HERE
Paul Weathersby,  - Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory | USA

“Development of a Hearing Protection Assessment Questionnaire” - CLICK HERE
David Welch, Ph.D.  - University of Auckland | New Zealand

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