Westminster, Colo. ― July 6, 2010 ― The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) announces a call for papers for presentations and posters for its 36th Annual Conference, to be held February 24-26, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona. The theme of the conference is “The Future of Hearing Conservation: Technology & Innovation.”
Paper submission topics should reflect NHCA’s mission of “prevention of hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society.” Presentations may address basic scientific research, applied research, practical applications of research results, or other findings or concepts which may enhance hearing loss prevention efforts.
Submissions are being solicited for Platform (Panel) Presentations and Poster Presentations. All proposals must be submitted electronically – either online or by e-mail.
• Platform (Panel) Presentations proposals are due July 31, 2010. To submit, visit: http://ht.ly/21J5N
• Poster Presentations proposals are due September 1, 2010. To submit, visit: http://ht.ly/21J5N
NHCA’s conference features three days of engaging workshops, presentations, panel discussions and poster presentations on current issues relevant to the practice of hearing loss prevention. Key topics include the latest research on:
• Occupational hearing loss
• Music-induced hearing loss
• Hearing loss after impulse noise
• Novel strategies for measuring noise risk and pre-clinical effects of noise on hearing
• Hearing protection device innovations
• Public and personal health issues related to hearing loss
• Hearing loss prevention training and education
• Health communication strategies
Over 300 professionals attend the NHCA annual conference for professional development and networking opportunities.
About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)
The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA provides networking, resources and professional development opportunities to improve skills, practices and services for over 600 members. NHCA’s membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, medical professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.
For more information about the National Hearing Conservation Association, visit the NHCA online at http://www.hearingconservation.org or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nhcaorg, on Facebook at http://bit.ly/vLRg5, and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/3X2DfT.
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