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NHCA E-News - June 2024
Save the Date!
The dates for the 2025 NHCA Annual Conference have been set!
Dates: February 6th-8th, 2025
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Keep an eye on the future E-News and NHCA announcements for more details on how to register. We hope everybody is able to attend!
Safe in Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award Deadline Approaching
Nominations for the annual Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards are now being accepted.  The awards are co-sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).
The Safe-in-Sound Award is presented annually to organizations and individuals who demonstrate the benefits of developing or following good hearing loss prevention practices. Applicants are evaluated against key performance indicators in a review process designed to evaluate hearing loss prevention programs in the workplace.
There are two deadlines for nominations. 
  • June 8, 2024: Deadline for nominating another individual, group, or company
  • August 19, 2024: Deadline for self-nominations.
Winners will be invited to receive their award and present their award-winning stories at the annual National Hearing Conservation Association Conference on February 6-8, 2025, in Charleston, SC.

 Information on how to nominate or apply for the award is available using the link below.
Safe-in-Sound Application Process
NHCA's Virtual Town Hall - June 11th

Register today for the live webinar: NHCA Town Hall

Virtual Event - June 11, 2024
1:00pm ET | 12:00 p.m. CT | 11:00 a.m. MT | 10:00 a.m. PT

NHCA will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on June 11. In addition to discussing our upcoming By-Laws vote and other happenings at NHCA, this is your opportunity to directly interface with your NHCA leadership and ask questions, provide feedback, and propose ideas. While we may not be able to accommodate every idea, all ideas will be considered.
Not a member yet? Come and see what NHCA is all about! All are welcome.

Register Now
Latest NHCA "Listen Up" Column in the Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace (IHW) Magazine 
Every two months, NHCA experts contribute a short article to the IHW Magazine. The latest issue included the NHCA article titled "A Good dBA TWA Makes Your Day!" by Marjorie Grantham (Industrial Hygiene, Current issue), May/June issue, page 28). 

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. 
Recent Hearing Research

Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board Audiogram Screening Comparative Analysis. Kilgore KM, Beer EN, Adams JK, Scalo JF, Kilgore AJ, Marinelli JP, Erbele ID, Dowling GA, Esquivel CR, Spear SA.Mil Med. 2024 May 18;189(5-6):e1036-e1044. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usad400.PMID: 37856686
Deterioration of Hearing due to Hearing Aids. Heo Y, Cho YS.Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. 2024 May 7. doi: 10.21053/ceo.2023.00024. Online ahead of print.PMID: 38711305
Impacts of noise-induced hearing loss on sleep, health, and workplace: Multi-group analysis. Jo H, Baek EM.Heliyon. 2024 May 8;10(9):e30861. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e30861. eCollection 2024 May 15.PMID: 38774066
The lived experience of hearing loss - an individualised responsibility.
Pryce H, Smith S, Burns O'Connell G, Hussain S, Straus J, Shaw R.Int J Audiol. 2024 May 20:1-9. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2024.2351037. Online ahead of print.PMID: 38767328
Hearing protection field attenuation estimation systems and associated training for reducing workers' exposure to noise. Morata TC, Gong W, Tikka C, Samelli AG, Verbeek JH.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2024 May 17;5(5):CD015066. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD015066.pub2.PMID: 38757544
The physical and psychological effects of occupational noise among seafarers: a systematic review. Febriyanto K, Rahman FF, Guedes JCC.Int J Environ Health Res. 2024 Jul;34(7):2674-2686. doi: 10.1080/09603123.2023.2266703. Epub 2023 Oct 11.PMID: 37820712

Sound Postcard

The 2024 Cicada Hatch is going to be Loud

The new brood of Cicadas may not be loud enough to cause a temporary threshold shift, but they will be loud enough for you to take notice! Click on the picture to learn more.

Members: Tell Us Your News!
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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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