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Last Day to Book the Conference Hotel at the NHCA Rate

On February 8-10, 2023, come together with colleagues at the Marriott Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM 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!

Conference Hotel: Marriott Albuquerque 
2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Book Online Now via the Hotel Website


Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Marriott Albuquerque reservations at 1-800-228-9290. Please ask for rooms in the National Hearing Conservation room block OR you can reserve your room using the links below. These rates are guaranteed through Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

Due to the demand of the Marriott Albuquerque, they are unable to offer Government Rate Rooms over the dates of the conference. They have provided 3 hotels listed below that may be offering the government rate and are in close proximity to the conference hotel. Please reach out to these hotels first if you need a government rate room.

To Book online with the NHCA Group Rate Click here.

Hotels Nearby:
Homewood Suites
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown
Hyatt Place

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Conference Agenda
The committee has worked hard to put together a schedule packed with variety and studies you will not want to miss. This conference will feature world class workshops and CEU sessions, interactive sponsorship time, and networking with leaders in the field. 

Check out the full 2024 Schedule by clicking the button below!
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Seeking NHCA Director of Communication
We are seeking a Director of Communication (DOC) to finish out the current term, ending in February 2025. This volunteer will be responsible for working with the Spectrum and e-News editors, providing final approval for the newsletters and other communications, and Website content management. The DOC does not do this alone - this is a team effort and mentoring will be provided! If interested, please contact Elizabeth Masterson at [email protected]. 
Seeking NHCA Scholarship Foundation Director
We are looking for a new member of the NHCA Scholarship Foundation (NHCASF). This volunteer will enlist reviewers and review applications for our Conference, Research, and Tuition Awards, and will work with the NHCASF team to raise money for these three awards at each year’s conference. If interested, please contact Marjorie Grantham at [email protected]
CORRECTION: Latest NHCA "Listen Up" Column in the Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace (IHW) Magazine  
Apologies: Regrettably, the wrong article was cited in last month’s e-newsletter. The correct article by Donald Finnan is located on page 22. 
Incidentally, the mistaken article was authored by another NHCA member who will be the next Director of Education. We hope you enjoyed both articles!
Every two months, NHCA experts contribute a short article to the IHW Magazine. The latest issue included the NHCA article titled “Measurement Basics: Don’t Push the Limits” by Donald Finnan. (, November/January issue, page 22).  
Future and past IHW magazine issues can also be viewed at: e-News will alert you the next time one of our NHCA experts contributes an article.  
NHCA Members Making a Difference
Every year the Publication Office at the Acoustical Society of America measures which articles are downloaded the most throughout the year. In the year 2023, the 2nd most downloaded article was submitted by NHCA members. Check it out! Kudos to the contributors!
Seeking Current or Former Workers for Next 'Hearing is Quality of Life' Video
The NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-Sector Council is seeking Current or Former Workers who have hearing loss or tinnitus caused by or contributed to by occupational exposures. The Council is developing videos to motivate workers to protect their hearing. NHCA is exclusively hosting this video series with the first video posted here and the second very near to completion. The third video is in development.
These workers do not need to be NHCA members. You might know someone in your life – a family member or a friend – who has hearing trouble where their job was a contributing factor. Volunteers would have a short meeting to check sound and the background, and a second meeting with a recorded conversation (30-45 minutes), both over Zoom or Teams. No company information or even a full name will be included. Ideally we would like to include workers from across industries, ages, genders, etc., to get the point across that this is an important message for all workers.
If you know someone or have any interest, please contact Elizabeth Masterson at [email protected]. Thank you!
Recent Hearing Research

The sound of safety: exploring the determinants of prevention intention in noisy industrial workplaces. Jo H, Baek EM. BMC Public Health. 2024 Jan 4;24(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-17618-z.PMID: 38178066 
Increased risk of hearing loss associated with macrolide use: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Shim SR, Lee Y, In SM, Lee KI, Kim I, Jeong H, Shin J, Kim JY. Sci Rep. 2024 Jan 2;14(1):183. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-50774-1. PMID: 38167873

Noise annoys-But personal choice can attenuate noise effects on cardiac response reflecting effort. Falk JR, Gollwitzer PM, Oettingen G, Gendolla GHE. Psychophysiology. 2023 Dec 25:e14502. doi: 10.1111/psyp.14502. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38145304
Association between hearing aid use and mortality in adults with hearing loss in the USA: a mortality follow-up study of a cross-sectional cohort. Choi JS, Adams ME, Crimmins EM, Lin FR, Ailshire JA. Lancet Healthy Longev. 2024 Jan;5(1):e66-e75. doi: 10.1016/S2666-7568(23)00232-5. PMID: 38183998
Association between occupational noise and obesity: a retrospective cohort study in China. Li G, Wu W, Zhou L, Chan W, Wang J, Zhu L, Song L, Lin L, Wu B, Xiao J, Lian Y. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2023 Dec 20. doi: 10.1007/s00420-023-02032-0. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38117351
An updated job-exposure matrix for occupational noise: development and validation. Sjöström M, Lewné M, Alderling M, Selander J, Gustavsson P. Ann Work Expo Health. 2023 Dec 9:wxad074. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxad074. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38069686 

Audiological ototoxicity monitoring guidelines: a review of current evidence and appraisal of quality using the AGREE II tool. Lester GM, Wilson WJ, Timmer BHB, Ladwa RM. Int J Audiol. 2023 Dec 7:1-6. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2023.2278018. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38062855 Review.
Evaluation of Lifetime Noise Exposure History Reporting. De Poortere N, Verhulst S, Degeest S, Keshishzadeh S, Dhooge I, Keppler H. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2023 Dec 11;66(12):5129-5151. doi: 10.1044/2023_JSLHR-23-00266. Epub 2023 Nov 21. PMID: 37988687

Sound Postcard – Musical Garbage Trucks

In Taiwan, garbage trucks play music to remind people to take out the trash!

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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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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.

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- Angela Anderson - Editor

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