2020/2021 NHCA/CAOHC Webinar Series

The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has coordinated with the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) to host a NHCA/CAOHC webinar series for 2020/2021.  The live webinar series for the Fall is now complete but the courses will be made available soon, in the NHCA Learning Management Center, for Homestudy. The series offers high-level webinar content on hot topics, top-notch speakers and CEUs!   

Stay tuned for more webinars to be announced for Q1 and Q2 2021.

See pricing below. If you are a member of CAOHC or NHCA enjoy special member pricing and discounts.

1. Topic A Hybrid Approach to Audiometric Technician Training: A Fusion of Traditional and Virtual Learning

About the Webinar: Alternative delivery models for teaching Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) hearing technician certification courses have become a reality.  To date, only a few Course Directors (CDs) have ventured into this uncharted territory.  This presentation offers a suggested roadmap for developing and delivering virtual courses and reviews the benefits and challenges of a hybrid model, including lessons learned.  While of benefit to anyone considering virtual synchronous learning, the intended audience are current CDs of any experience level and those who may be considering becoming a CD.

When: Available on demand for Homestudy

Presenters: 

Kirsten McCall, AuD (BIO)
Disclosure: No financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Vickie Tuten, AuD (BIO)
Disclosure: No financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Program Level: Introductory

Topics covered:

• Key differences between the traditional face-to-face model and a hybrid virtual and practicum classroom model;

• Platform delivery vehicles used;

• Changes made to training to accommodate the virtual platform;

• Incorporation of recertification students into the virtual training;

• Adaptations made for the practicum portion of the course

• Experiences with this new delivery model, challenges and lessons learned.


Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective #1 
Contrast the key differences between the traditional face-to-face model and a hybrid virtual and practicum classroom model. 

Learning Objective #2 
Discuss the challenges in delivering instruction in a hybrid virtual and practicum classroom delivery model. 

Learning Objective #3 
Identify available resources for both virtual instruction and hands-on practicum.

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2. Topic:  Hearing Health Education through STS (Short Training Segments): Microlearning Theory in Hearing Conservation

About the Webinar: Learners today expect to get information quickly and in a format that is easy to access, easy to understand, available at a time and place of the learner's choice, and relevant to what the learner needs to know at the moment. This presentation will introduce you to microlearning and how to use it to meet learners' needs and expectations while effectively using it for hearing conservation training in the workplace.

When: Available on demand for Homestudy

Presenter: John A. Merkley, AuD (bio)

DisclosureNo financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Program Level: Introductory

Topics covered:

  • What is microlearning or just-in-time training theory
  • How do you effectively apply microlearning in the workplace
  • How can you enhance your current hearing conservation training program with microlearning 

Learning Objectives:

1. List three best practice tips for microlearning
2. Describe microlearning theory.
3. Identify three topics of required hearing conservation training that can be effective microlearning subjects.
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3. Topic:  Audiology, Hearing Loss Prevention and Music: Treatment Considerations

About the Webinar: As musicians are increasingly in search of hearing loss prevention information and strategies, this presentation will provide a brief overview of the recent American Academy of Audiology consensus guidelines on treatment for music-induced hearing disorders.  There will be a focus on earplugs for musicians as well as the safe use of in-ear monitors.

When: Available on demand for Homestudy

Presenter: Michael Santucci, AuD (BIO)

Disclosure:
There are non-financial conflicts of interest.
Financial disclosures: Ownership Interest in Sensaphonics, Inc.

Program Level: Introductory

Topics Covered:

The presentation will briefly compare and contrast traditional onstage monitors with today’s in-ear-monitoring systems.  The role of the audiologist in selecting the most appropriate passive filter for earplugs and selecting the appropriate in-ear monitor earpiece while guiding the musician to safe use will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to:

1) Compare and differentiate on-stage in-ear monitoring from traditional floor monitoring

2) Help musicians select an appropriate in-ear monitoring earpiece

3) Help guide patients to the safe use of the in-ear monitoring  

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Pricing (for EACH webinar):

NHCA Member/CAOHC Member - $38

Non-Members - $50

NHCA/CAOHC Student Member* - $25

*Students must provide the name of your school and upload a photo of your ID to be eligible


 

CEUs (for each of the three webinars offered):