Honeywell Experts Host Free Hearing Conservation Seminars to Help Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most prevalent occupational injury. But this fall, hearing conservation experts from Honeywell will host a series of free seminars to show how it can also be 100% preventable.
By: Howard Leight by Honeywell Safety Products
 
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Aug. 12, 2013 - PRLog -- Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most prevalent occupational injury. But this fall, hearing conservation experts from Honeywell will host a series of free seminars to show how, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it can also be 100% preventable.
 
            Titled “Howard Leight® HearForever™: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” the half-day, morning seminars will help safety professionals improve their workplace hearing conservation programs with practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and the latest research and technologies. The seminars will be held in Oklahoma and Texas in September (http://www.hearforever.org/OK_TX_2013), and in the Great Lakes region of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan in October (http://www.hearforever.org/GreatLakes_2013).

            The seminars are approved for continuing education credit by the ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene). Topics will include:

•     Basics of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL);

•     Key elements of an effective hearing conservation program;

•     Impending changes to the noise reduction rating (NRR) and how it impacts participants’ hearing conservation programs;

•     Case studies from successful hearing conservation programs;

•     Employee motivation and training techniques and resources;

•     Reducing costs for hearing loss.

The half-day seminars will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

·         Norman, Oklahoma: Sept. 9, Monday

·         Grand Prairie, Texas: Sept. 10, Tuesday

·         Houston: Sept. 11, Wednesday

·         Corpus Christi, Texas: Sept. 12, Thursday

·         Milwaukee: Oct. 14, Monday

·         Merrillville, Indiana: Oct 15, Tuesday

·         Grand Rapids, Michigan: Oct. 16, Wednesday

·         Novi, Michigan: Oct. 17, Thursday

             The sessions will be led by Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz, Lt. Col. USAF (Retired), Hearing Conservation Manager for Honeywell Safety Products, the global provider of Howard Leight® hearing protection solutions and founder of the HearForever™ initiative. 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 more that 20-year career in the United States Air Force, she was twice recognized as USAF Outstanding Audiologist of the Year. 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 the Ohio State University.

             Attendees receive free training materials, literature, and hearing protection samples. They also will participate in hands-on demonstrations of new hearing conservation technologies, including the Howard Leight VeriPRO® fit-testing system for measuring earplug fit, and the Honeywell QUIETPRO® advanced in-ear communication system for high noise environments.

            To register for the “Howard Leight HearForever: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation” seminars, visit the seminar websites — Oklahoma/Texas seminars: http://www.hearforever.org/OK_TX_2013, and Great Lakes region seminars: http://www.hearforever.org/GreatLakes_2013 — or email sales@sperianprotection.

            Howard Leight HearForever™ hearing conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past nine years to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.
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