How Can Clinical Audiologists Apply Contemporary Hearing Loss Prevention Evidence? (0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)
How Can Clinical Audiologists Apply Contemporary Hearing Loss Prevention Evidence?
Prerecorded presentation available to view on-demand on April 17, 2021
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Presenters: Gregory A. Flamme, PhD; Michael Santucci, AuD; Kristy K. Deiters, AuD
Duration: 1 hour
CEUs: 0.1 AAA/Tier 1
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web Seminar will be able to:
- Recognize the purpose, advantages, and disadvantages of considering age when evaluating audiometric changes in occupational and other clinical audiology practices
- Identify challenges and opportunities in preventing music-induced disorders
- Recognize need, and potential, to extend OSHA’s age adjustment tables beyond age 60 to reflect the current workforce
Description: Clinical audiologists have unique opportunities to prevent nonoccupational and occupational hearing loss. Such advocacy calls for awareness, and application, of new and unique evidence-based advances. This presentation will be structured to review strategies for preventing music-induced hearing disorders, particularly among musicians and music-industry personnel. In addition, researchers will discuss recent trends in hearing sensitivity as a function of age, background on age adjustments that are included in the OSHA noise regulation, and ongoing efforts to update these age adjustment tables.
Gregory A. Flamme PhD
Gregory A. Flamme, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist with Stephenson and Stephenson Research and Consulting (SASRAC). Prior to joining SASRAC, Dr. Flamme held faculty positions at Western Michigan University and The University of Iowa. He completed his Ph.D. in Audiology at The University of Memphis and conducted post-doctoral studies in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The University of Iowa. His research interests include the assessment of hearing status and the identification and mitigation of risk factors for hearing impairment.
No Financial or non-financial disclosures
Kristy K. Deiters, AuD
Kristy Deiters, AuD, is a clinical audiologist and researcher with a clinical doctorate in Audiology from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Economics from Alma College. Her research interests include changes in audiometric configurations over time, reliability of hearing thresholds over time, and most recently, middle ear muscle contractions and age adjustment in hearing conservation programs.
No financial or non-financial disclosures
Michael Santucci AuD
Michael Santucci, AuD, is president of Sensaphonics, Inc., Chicago, IL. , which designs, develops and manufactures hearing wellness products for the music industry. For 35 years he has provided Audiological treatment and customized hearing protection products and strategies to both Chicago area musicians and many of today’s most prolific music performers. Michael is the Chair of the Music Induced Hearing Loss Task Force for the National Hearing Conservation Association, is Chair of the Technical Committee on Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention for the Audio Engineering Society, consults for the Grammy foundation / Musicares, and is a core member of the World Health Organization’s Listen Safe Initiative.
Financial Disclosure: President of Sensaphonics, Inc. which designs and manufactures hearing protection devices for the music industry.
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