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September 15, 2022


UKHCA Conference: Listen Up


The UK Hearing Conservation Association is proud to introduce its first Conference, Listen Up, November 2, 2022, in Manchester, England. Listen Up will focus on opportunities for prevention of noise-induced harm and prevention of sound-induced harm, looking beyond the workplace.

There is a special 20% discount on in-person attendance at Listen Up Conference (valid from 5 - 18 September)

  • Members Price: £65 now £52
  • Non-Members Price: £105 now £84

The Programme: At Listen Up you will have access to a wide variety of hearing and noise control expertise in one place. You can benefit from the unique opportunity to hear all of the latest information, advice, and strategies. Explore the innovative services and solutions our exhibitors provide to help with your hearing conservation programme and protect your workforce. Together we can make a real difference and end the escalating, worldwide epidemic of noise-induced hearing loss.

Who should attend?

  • Health & safety professionals
  • Occupational hygienists
  • Occupational health professionals
  • Acoustics consultants
  • Academics
  • Wellbeing professionals

Current exhibitors include:

  • Amplivox Ltd
  • CluisTrom Ltd
  • Casella
  • Minuendo
  • eargym
  • Shawcity Limited
  • RVT Group (Main Sponsor)
  • Saint-Gobain Ecophon
  • Cirrus Research plc
  • Honeywell Safety Products UK Ltd
  • Eave (Main Sponsor)

Full details: https://fitwise.eventsair.com/ukhca2022

Seeking Spectrum Associate Editor

We are increasing the amount of technical content in our Spectrum newsletter to benefit our NHCA member readers. We are seeking an Associate Editor to work with our Chief Editor, Marjorie Grantham, to produce our high-quality,  quarterly newsletter. This includes three general issues and one conference supplement each year. If you are organized, detail-oriented, and love working with a fantastic group of people, please contact Marjorie at [email protected] or Elizabeth Masterson at [email protected]. This is a great opportunity for professional development and to contribute to the field of hearing conservation.

Find Your Quiet Place (FYQP) Challenge

NHCA is excited to partner again with SoundPrint, a hearing health app, to promote hearing health awareness. During the month of October, 30+ prominent hearing health organizations will participate in the 2022 FYQP Challenge to collect sound level data using the SoundPrint App. The goal is to measure and submit as many sound levels as possible from local venues (e.g., restaurants, parks, shops, offices, theaters, cafes). Prizes will be awarded to the most dedicated participants. The sound measurements will facilitate advocacy for safe noise levels and help communities find quieter places.

Visit the FYQP webpage to download the app, register for the Challenge, get the details on prizes and more.

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 "Effective Hearing Loss Prevention Programs must Consider both Occupational and Non-occupational Noise" by Richard Neitzel (https://industrialhygienepub.com/digital-edition/, September/October issue, page 42). You may access future and past IHW magazine issues here. We will alert you the next time one of our NHCA experts contributes an article. 

Recent Hearing Research

  • Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Using Investigational Medicines for the Inner Ear: Previous Trial Outcomes Should Inform Future Trial Design LePrell, C.G. (2022). Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, 36(17), 03 June 2022. https://tinyurl.com/2syayap3
  • Risk-taking Propensity as a Risk Factor for Noise-induced Hearing Loss in the General Population. Snapp, H.A., Coto, J., Schaefer Solle, N, Khan, U., Millet, B. & Rajguru, S.M. (2022). International Journal of Audiology, 01 September 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2022.2114023
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Treatment: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ahmed, M. M., Allard, R.J., Esquivel, C.R., (2022). Military Medicine, 187(5-6), May/June 2022. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usaa579
  • Noise Mapping, Prevalence and Risk Factors of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss among Workers at Muscat International Airport. AL-Harthy, N.A., Abugad, H., Zabeeri, N., Alghamdi, A.A., Al Yousif, G.F., Darwish, M.A. (2022). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19(13)06, 29 June 2022. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137952
  • Digital Approaches to Automated and Machine Learning Assessments of Hearing: Scoping Review. Wasmann J., Pragt L., Eikelboom R., Swanepoel, D.W. (2022). J Med Internet Res 2022;24(2): e32581, February 2022. https://www.jmir.org/2022/2/e32581

Sound Postcard

The Cyborg Artist Who Hears Color


To learn more:

Neil Harbisson: I listen to color


'I hear colour' says colour blind artist with antenna attached to his skull


Extra Minutes | How Lorde sees sound as colour


What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia - Richard E. Cytowic


We Need Your Action Shots and Abstract Photography

We are in the process of improving the NHCA website. Our NHCA members perform important activities in the prevention of hearing loss. These include research, industrial hygiene, patient education, monitoring audiometry, and more… We are seeking photos of our members in action. We are also seeking hearing-related abstract/artistic photos. Your contributions will help highlight the critical work of our members and our most important resource - YOU. Please submit your images to Don Finan at [email protected]. If your photo is chosen, we'll send a release form for your signature so we can “legally” use it. Only a select number of images may be used over time, and photos may be cropped. Thank you!

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We are a group of passionate hearing conservationists willing to share their expertise in the quest for the prevention of hearing loss.  Professionally we are hearing conservationists, audiologists, physicians, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, engineers, scientists, occupational health nurses, educators, equipment manufacturers, attorneys, and others, working in private, public, educational, and military sectors.  
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