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February 2023
It’s not too late – Register now for next week’s conference! On February 9-11, 2023, come together with colleagues at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, to engage with and learn from fellow industry professionals, visit with the organizations who support the association, learn about new products and services, AND get your CEUs!
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First 'Hearing is Quality of Life' Video Available
Hearing is a critical, often under-valued part of quality of life. Hearing hazards such as noise exposure can lead to hearing problems including hearing loss and tinnitus. The NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-Sector Council produced the first in a series of videos featuring conversations with noise-exposed workers who have experienced hearing loss and/or tinnitus. These videos are being hosted by NHCA here. These are short motivational videos intended for a lay worker audience to increase awareness and protective behavior. Stay tuned - more videos are on the way!
Please Donate to the NHCA Scholarship Foundation
Our organization is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. By contributing, you'll help ensure that our work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program. All donors will be recognized in the conference supplement of the Spectrum. Please give as generously as you can here.
Call for Presentations & Sponsors/Exhibitors!

Don't miss your chance to speak or market at the Inuagural International Hearing Protector Fit-Testing Symposium!

Abstract Submission Period:
September 22, 2022 - February 22, 2023
The goal of this Symposium is to advance hearing protector fit testing through education, research, implementation, and policy.

Objectives include:
• Increase knowledge regarding the evidence-based use of hearing protector fit-testing
• Identify supports and barriers to fit-testing implementation in occupational settings and develop solutions for overcoming barriers
• Advance hearing protector fit-testing as the rule in hearing loss prevention programs
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Recent Hearing Research


Effectiveness of Kurtosis-Adjusted Cumulative Noise Exposure in Assessing Occupational Hearing Loss Associated with Complex Noise. Xin, J. et. al. Ear and Earing. 2023 January. DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001327 

The effects of hearing protection devices on spatial awareness in complex listening environments. Snapp HA, Millet B, Schaefer-Solle N, Rajguru SM, Ausili SA. PLoS One. 2023 Jan 12;18(1): e0280240. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280240.
Patient-Reported Functional Impairment Due to Hearing Loss and Tinnitus After Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy. Sanchez VA, Shuey MM, Dinh PC Jr, Monahan PO, Fosså SD, Sesso HD, Dolan ME, Einhorn LH, Vaughn DJ, Martin NE, Feldman DR, Kroenke K, Fung C, Frisina RD, Travis LB. J Clin Oncol. 2023 Jan 10: JCO2201456. doi: 10.1200/JCO.22.01456. Online ahead of print.
Awareness, Use, and Opinions of Individual Fit Testing of Hearing Protection Devices Among Practicing Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association Health Care Providers. Rasmussen S, Odenigbo C, Wang L, Wolfe A, Rosenman K. J Occup Environ Med. 2023 Jan 1;65(1):48-52. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002672. Epub 2022 Aug 16.
Relationship between occupational noise exposure and hypertension: Cross-sectional evidence from real-world. Zhang L, Chen S, Chen Z, Yin W, Fu W, He F, Pan Z, Yi G, Tan X. Front Public Health. 2022 Dec 12;10: 1037246. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.1037246.
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Members: Tell Us Your News!
Speaking, publishing, researching, performing, hearing? NHCA would love to hear about exciting changes and achievements in your professional and personal endeavors.
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Our Vision: To prevent hearing loss and other auditory disorders due to noise and secondary environmental factors in all sectors of society.

Our Mission: NHCA provides leadership, expertise, and education on hearing loss prevention strategies and services to the broader professional community and empowers and supports members through networking and advocacy.


Who is NHCA?

We are a group of passionate hearing conservationists willing to share their expertise to prevent hearing loss. NHCA members include occupational and clinical audiologists, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, acoustical engineers and technicians, physicians, occupational health and safety professionals, military personnel, university professors, students, researchers and others with an interest in hearing conservation. 

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- Marjorie Grantham - Editor

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]