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2018 Conference Program


Thursday, February 15, 2018

7:30am - 5:30pm Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 9:45am Morning Workshops
9:45am - 10:15am Morning Break
10:15am -11:30pm Morning Workshops
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - 2:15pm Afternoon Workshops
2:15pm - 2:45pm Afternoon Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Workshops
4:00pm - 5:00pm Committee Meetings and Networking
5:30pm - 8:30pm Exhibitor's Reception
5:30pm - 8:30pm Poster Session
Workshops
Workshop
All Day
Workshop 2
All Day
Workshop3 Workshop 4 Workshop 5
8:30am to 9:45am The Basics Forensics and Expert Witnessing for the Acoustician-Audiologist-M.D.-Engineer
Presenter:
John Casali
Co-Presenters:
Robert A. Dobie, Dennis P. Driscoll, Michael F. Seidemann

The Art of Presentation

Presenter:
Elliott Berger


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Fit Testing

Presenter:
William Murphy
PSP Workshop
Break 9:45am to 10:15am
10:15am - 11:30am The Basics

Forensics
Presenter:
John Casali

 


The Art of Presentation
Presenter:
Elliott Berger

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Fit Testing
Presenter:
William Murphy

PSP Workshop
Break 11:30am to 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:15pm The Basics Forensics
Presenter:
John Casali

Audio for Audiologists
Presenter:
Benji Kanters
CANCELED



Suppressors, Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation
Presenter:
Ryan Scott

Break 2:15pm to 2:45pm
2:45pm - 4:00pm The Basics Forensics
Presenter:
John Casali

Audio for Audiologists
Presenter:
Benji Kanters



Suppressors, Hearing Protection and Hearing Conservation
Presenter:
Ryan Scott

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration Open

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome and opening remarks

8:15am - 8:45am Key Note: The Ear Beyond Hearing: From Digital Earplugs to In-Ear Brain Computer Interfaces
Presenter: Jeremie Voix

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8:45am - 9:05am Knowing Your Noise Can Change Attitudes to Hearing Health and Increase Likelihood of Healthy Hearing Behaviours: Evaluation of a HEARsmart Project
Presenter: Elizabeth Beach

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9:05am - 9:25AM

Hidden Hearing Loss? Effects of Recreational Noise on Evoked Potential Amplitude and Other Auditory Test Metrics
Presenter:Colleen G. Le Prell

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9:25am - 9:45am

Bringing Best Practices in Hearing Conservation to a Wider Audience
Presenter:Ted Madison, Co-Presenter: Laurie Wells

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9:45am - 10:05am

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10:05am - 10:25am

Hearing Conservation Program Costs and Effectiveness
Presenter:Rick Neitzel

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10:25am - 10:45am

Learning to Localize with Advanced Hearing Protectors and TCAPS - Can Equivalent Open Ear Performance ever be Reached and How?
Presenter:Kichol Lee, Co-Presenter: Dr. John Casali

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10:45am - 11:05am

Localization of Reverse Alarms with Passive and Level-Dependent Hearing Protectors
Presenter:Chantal Laroche, Co-Presenters: Christian Giguère, Véronique Vaillancourt, Manuelle Bibeau, Emily Gula, Véronique Carroll, Claudia Marleau, Marie-France Cadieux, Karina Laprise-Girard

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11:05am - 11:25am

Hearing Protector Attenuation and Noise Exposure Among Metal Manufacturing Workers
Presenter: Stephanie K. Sayler

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11:25am - 11:45am

NHCA Business Meeting

11:45am -1:00pm

Luncheon Speaker - Charles Spence
Sound bites & sonic seasoning

1:20pm -2:20pm

The “Make Listening Safe” Campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO): Considerations and Recommendations
Presenters:Rick Neitzel, Deanna Meinke. Facilitator: Colleen G. Le Prell

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2:20pm - 2:40pm

Loudness in the Occluded Ear Canal: Are We Still Missing 6 dB?
Presenter:Fabien Bonnet

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2:40pm- 3:00pm

Ambient Noise in the Sound Booth During Audiometry
Presenter:Gregory Flamme

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3:00pm - 3:30PM

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3:30pm - 3:50pm

Kids Nowadays Hear Better Than We Did
Presenter:Robert A. Dobie, Co-Presenter: Howard J. Hoffman

 

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3:50pm - 4:10pm

Evolution of the FitCheck! Hearing Protection Device (HPD) Field Attenuation Estimation System (FAES)
Presenter: William A. Ahroon

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4:10pm - 4:30pm

Validation of Clinical Techniques for Verification of Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
Presenter: Cory Portnuff

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4:30pm - 5:00pm

Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards
Presenter: Thais Morata, Co-Presenter: Deanna Meinke

 

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5:00pm - 6:15pm

Break/Committee Meetings/Networking Time

5:00pm - 6:15pm

Student and New MemberMeet and Greet

6:15pm -9:30pm

Friday Night Event



Saturday, February 17, 2018

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration Open

7:00am - 7:45am

Exhibits / Poster Session

7:45am -8:45am

Breakfast Round Table

8:45am – 8:55am

Interim Break

 

Breakout 1:
Military/ Firearm

Breakout 2:
Impulse Noise

Breakout 3:
Music

9:00am - 9:20am

Risk Factors Associated with Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss in Current and Recently Separated Service Members Across Military Branches
Presenter:James A. Henry
Co-Presenters:
Susan Griest, Cody Blankenship, Rozela Melgoza

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Laboratory Conditioning of Middle Ear Muscle Contractions
Presenter:
Gregory Flamme

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Musicians with Conventional Noise Notches have Poorer Extended High Frequency Sensitivity
Presenter:Heather Malyuk

Co-Presenter:
Michael Santucci

 

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9:20am - 9:40am

Landing On The Roof - Revisited
Presenter:Kurt Yankaskas

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Generalizability of Clinically-Measured Acoustic Reflexes to Brief Sounds
Presenter:
Kristy K Deiters

 

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OSHA meets NIHL Music Venue Sited as Occupational Hearing Hazard The Challenge of Being a Hearing Conscious Sound Engineer
Presenter:Benji Kanters

 

9:40am - 10:00am

Auditory Hazards of Bullet N-wav Exposure
Presenter:Gregory Flamme

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Estimating personnel noise exposure from impulsive noise when hearing protection devices are worn: IPIL vs. NRSAPresenter:
Hillary Gallagher

 

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An Exploratory Survey of Sound Levels in New York City Restaurants and Bars
Presenter:Greg Farmer

 

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10:00am - 10:30am

BREAK

 

 

Breakout 4:
Prevention and Education

 

10:30am - 10:50am

Noise Control on US Navy Aircraft Carriers - Methodology and Results
Presenter:
Jeffrey M. Komrower

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Continuous Monitoring of Otoacoustic Emissions : A Tool to Prevent Hearing Loss
Presenter:Vincent Nadon

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10:50am - 11:10am

MILSINT: Development of a Military Sound Recognition in Noise
Presenter:Jennifer Tufts

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Visit Whisperwell and Explore the "Song of the Star Bird”
Presenter:Deanna K. Meinke,
Co-Presenters: Matthew P. Ueckermann, Odile H. Clavier,

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11:10am -11: 30am

The Attenuation of Firearm Suppressors as a Function of Angle and Bullet Velocity
Presenter:
William J Murphy

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Jolene’s Musical Instrument Adventure
Presenter:Cameron J Fackler
Co-Presenter: Donald S. Finan

 

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11:30am - 11:50am

Extended High Frequency Pure Tone Audiometric Outcomes in Youth Firearm Users
Presenter:
Shana Laffoon

 

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Efforts in Preventing Non-Work Related Hearing Lloss
Presenter:
Yulia Carroll
Co-Presenters: John Eichwald

 

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11:50am - 1:05pm

Hosted Luncheon and Awards

1:05pm - 2:15pm

Exhibit Hall and Poster

2:15pm - 2:45pm

“Gasaway Lecture”:What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been
Presenter:Michael Santucci

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2:45pm -3:05pm

Numerical Modeling of the Ear Canal: Benefits and Challenges
Presenter:Guilhem Viallet

 

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3:05pm- 3:25pm Experimental Validation of an Impedance Tube Measurement Method for Assessing Earplugs Insertion Loss
Presenter: Kevin Carillo

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3:25pm - 3:50pm

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3:50pm - 4:10pm

The Department of Defense Comprehensive Hearing Health Program: A Pilot Study
Presenter: John A. Merkley, Co_Presenter: Tanisha Hammill

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4:10pm - 4:30pm

Cardiovascular Conditions, Hearing Difficulty, and Occupational Noise Exposure within
U.S. Industries and Occupations

Presenter: Elizabeth A. Masterson

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4:30pm - 4:50pm

What Have We Learned in the 10 Years of the Safe-in-Sound Awards?
Presenter: Thais C. Morata, Co-Presenter: Deanna Meinke

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4:50pm - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

 


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