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NHCA E-News - March 2024
Good Times in Albuquerque!
The 2024 NHCA conference was a smashing success. Our presenters, sponsors, vendors and attendees all contributed to the atmosphere of learning, networking, camaraderie, and fun. Just a few photos are provided below.
You could be in these photos! Join our unique group of passionate hearing conservationists. We 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, and researchers. Learn more here. Don't miss our next conference – mark your calendars now for February 5-8, 2025 in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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
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 "Age Adjustments in Audiometric Monitoring" by Kristy Deiters (Industrial Hygiene, Current issue), January/February 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

Hyaluronic acid-ibuprofen conjugation: a novel ototherapeutic approach protecting inner ear cells from inflammation-mediated damage. Birru B, Veit JGS, Arrigali EM, Van Tine J, Barrett-Catton E, Tonnerre Z, Diaz P, Serban MA.Front Pharmacol. 2024 Feb 15;15:1355283. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2024.1355283. eCollection 2024.PMID: 38425644 
Measuring earplug noise attenuation: A comparison of laboratory and field methods. Karch SJ, Federman J, Ginsberg JT, Qureshi I.J Occup Environ Hyg. 2024 Jan;21(1):68-76. doi: 10.1080/15459624.2023.2268190. Epub 2023 Nov 21.PMID: 37843505
Damage-evoked signals in cochlear neurons and supporting cells. Wood MB, Nowak N, Fuchs PA.Front Neurol. 2024 Feb 14;15:1361747. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2024.1361747. eCollection 2024.PMID: 38419694
Training to Improve Spatial Hearing and Situation Awareness when Wearing Hearing Protection. Golob EJ, Nelson JT, Walasek JA, Piedra ET, Mock JR, Adams MJK, Esquivel CCR, Spear CSA.Mil Med. 2024 Jan 23;189(1-2):e306-e312. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usad352.PMID: 37715688 
Smartphone-Facilitated In-Situ Hearing Aid Audiometry for Community-Based Hearing Testing. Frisby C, De Sousa KC, Eikelboom RH, Mahomed-Asmail F, Moore DR, de Kock T, Manchaiah V, Swanepoel W.Ear Hear. 2024 Mar 1. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001496. Online ahead of print.PMID: 38424667
Hidden hearing loss: Fifteen years at a glance. Liu J, Stohl J, Overath T.Hear Res. 2024 Mar 1;443:108967. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2024.108967. Epub 2024 Jan 30.PMID: 38335624 

Development and Validation of an Efficient and Safe Loud Music Exposure Paradigm. Iliadou E, Pastiadis K, Dimitriadis D, Plack CJ, Bibas A.J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2024 Feb 12;67(2):668-679. doi: 10.1044/2023_JSLHR-23-00332. Epub 2024 Jan 31.PMID: 38295290
Hearing Loss: Genetic Testing, Current Advances and the Situation in Latin America. De Rosa MA, Bernardi MT, Kleppe S, Walz K.Genes (Basel). 2024 Jan 29;15(2):178. doi: 10.3390/genes15020178.PMID: 38397168 

Listening-Related Fatigue in New and Experienced Adult Cochlear Implant Users. Hornsby BWY, Picou EM, Ricketts TA, Gifford R.Ear Hear. 2024 Feb 21. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001488. Online ahead of print.PMID: 38379155

Sound Postcard

How did humans learn to walk?  New Evolutionary study offers an earful
Scientists have been theorizing for years how humans evolved into bipeds. Traditional research has focused on human limbs, shoulders, pelvis, and spine to explain why we walk on two feet.  However, a new study has an interesting perspective on how ear evolution has contributed to our upright stance.  Read more by clicking on the link below!
How Did Humans Learn to Walk? New Evolutionary Study Offers an Earful (

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