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NHCA E-News - February 2024
NHCA Spring IGNITE! Session
Virtual Event - Tuesday, April 30, 2024
1:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. CT | 11:00 a.m. MT | 10:00 a.m. PT
It’s time to join the NHCA annual Ignite session, a fast-paced virtual event with special highlights from our NHCA Annual Sponsors!
Please join us to hear exciting updates about new products and services being offered by our NHCA Sponsors. NHCA sponsors are leaders in the industry, and you are given this opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and what’s new within their company!
Register Here
2023-2024 Annual Report - Now Available!
The 2023-2024 NHCA Annual Report is now available!  This report aims to provide you with a comprehensive view of the outcomes achieved for NHCA through the collaborative efforts of your volunteer leaders and the dedicated Civica staff. We remain steadfast in our commitment to realizing our vision: To prevent hearing loss and other auditory disorders due to noise and secondary environmental factors in all sectors of society.
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ISO Standards Systematic Review Opportunities
There are several ASA/ANSI (Acoustical Society of America/ American National Standards Institute) ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standards currently open for Systematic Review.  Current NHCA members are invited to provide reviews.  See the list of standards and the due dates in the table attached to this post. ASA will provide a copy of the standard and a review form only if you intend to provide a recommendation.
Click to follow link to the table of Standard Review Opportunities
Also open for vote is the US Position on the final draft of ISO/FDIS 9612 (Ed 3) - ISO/TC 43/SC 1/1312, Acoustics — Determination of occupational noise exposure — Methodology. Please contact Laurie Wells at [email protected]) if you are willing to review any of these standards and she will request a copy from ASA and forward it to you.
Seeking NHCA Scholarship Foundation Member
We are looking for a new member of the NHCA Scholarship Foundation. This volunteer will enlist reviewers and review applications for our Conference, Research, and Tuition Awards, and will work with the NSHCASF team to raise money for these three awards at each year’s conference.  If interested, please contact Marjorie Grantham at [email protected].
Recent Hearing Research

The Associations Between Workplace Noise, Ototoxic Chemicals, and Tinnitus. Lewkowski K, Heyworth JS, Williams W, Goulios H, McCausland K, Gray C, Fritschi L.Ear Hear. 2023 Nov-Dec 01;44(6):1507-1513. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001392. Epub 2023 Jun 22.PMID: 37344936
The effects of occupational noise on sleep: A systematic review. Yazdanirad S, Khoshakhlagh AH, Al Sulaie S, Drake CL, Wickwire EM.Sleep Med Rev. 2023 Dec;72:101846. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2023.101846. Epub 2023 Sep 1.PMID: 37683554 
Reinvigorating engineered noise controls: a systems approach. Slagley J, Dudarewicz A, Pawlaczyk-Łuszczyńska M, Slagley F.Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2023 Nov 27;36(5):672-684. doi: 10.13075/ijomeh.1896.02043. Epub 2023 Sep 27.PMID: 37767777 
Acute Hearing Deficits associated with Weapons Exposure in Section 734 Blast Overpressure Study (BOS). Kulinski D, Carr W, Garfield BA, Salib J, Dirks C, Sheffield B, Brungart DS.Mil Med. 2023 Nov 8;188(Suppl 6):666-673. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usad299. PMID: 37948283

Targeted therapeutic hypothermia protects against noise induced hearing loss. Rincon Sabatino S, Rivero A, Sangaletti R, Dietrich WD, Hoffer ME, King CS, Rajguru SM. Front Neurosci. 2024 Jan 16;17:1296458. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1296458. eCollection 2023. PMID: 38292902
Genetic architecture distinguishes tinnitus from hearing loss. Clifford RE, Maihofer AX, Chatzinakos C, Coleman JRI, Daskalakis NP, Gasperi M, Hogan K, Mikita EA, Stein MB, Tcheandjieu C, Telese F, Zuo Y, Ryan AF, Nievergelt CM. Nat Commun. 2024 Jan 19;15(1):614. doi: 10.1038/s41467-024-44842-x. PMID: 38242899

The clinical use of personal hearing amplifiers in facilitating accessible patient-provider communication: A scoping review. Koerber RM, Kokorelias KM, Sinha SK. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Feb 1. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18784. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38299694 

Sound Postcard

Love or hate alligators- they have some amazing abilities!  Including hearing underwater, according to new research.

Interested in learning more?  Click the picture (or use this link) to read the full article.

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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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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Learn more about NHCA’s sponsors by accessing profiles, videos, and other helpful links here.

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.

If you are not a member, click here and join today!
- Angela Anderson - Editor

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