A series of free seminars during April in the Southeastern U.S. will help employers to improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss among workers.
The seminars, titled “HearForever™: Best Practices in Hearing Conservation,” will provide practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and the latest research and technologies that can help to enhance employers’ Hearing Conservation Programs – as well as their bottom line, said noted Hearing Conservation expert Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz, Lt. Col. (retired, US Air Force). Dr. Schulz, Hearing Conservation Manager at Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC/Howard Leight®, will present the seminars.
Designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, safety managers, audiologists, and liability and risk management professionals, the seminars will cover:
- Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
- Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
- Impending Changes to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How They Affect Employers
- Selection and Fitting of Hearing Protectors
- Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
- New Hearing Conservation Innovations and Technologies
The seminars will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration and a complimentary breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The seminars are scheduled as follows:
- Monday, April 4 – Savannah, Ga., DoubleTree Hotel Historic Savannah
- Tuesday, April 5 – Macon, Ga., Holiday Inn Macon North
- Wednesday, April 6 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center
- Thursday, April 7 – Memphis, Tenn., Hyatt Place Memphis Germantown
All attendees will receive a free gift bag with training materials, literature and hearing protection samples from Howard Leight and other Honeywell Safety Product groups. VeriPRO® and QuietDose™ demonstrations are available following the seminar.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be available for members of AIHA and ASSE.
Dr. Schulz is a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and also past chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). During her 20+ year career in the United States Air Force, she was twice recognized as USAF Outstanding Audiologist of the Year. Most recently, she served as a senior service fellow at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Hearing Loss Prevention Program. Dr. Schulz holds a Ph.D. in hearing science from Ohio State University.
To register, on the Web visit: http://www.hearforever.org/southeastseminar.
Howard Leight Hearing Conservation seminars have been presented to over 2,500 safety professionals on five continents over the past five years. They’re part of Howard Leight’s industry-leading HearForever initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.
About Howard Leight
Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com.
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