This training will provide practicing industrial hygienists with a fundamental course in noise and hearing loss prevention. Through didactic sessions and activities in this 8-hour course over two days, the participants will learn about the anatomy and physiology of hearing, noise exposure assessment and control, and audiometric monitoring, and training of employees from faculty with expertise in industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, and audiology. Case studies and examples will be provided to demonstrate best practices and appropriate use of equations used in the CIH exam.

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Workplace Hearing Loss Prevention

August 26, 2020 9am - 11:30am PDT and 12:30pm-3pm PDT and

August 27, 2020 9am - 11:30am PDT and 12:30pm-3pm PDT

This course will be a virtual experience via 2-way video conference. There will be four sessions delivered over two days for a total of 10 contact hours.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the physiology and epidemiology of hearing.

2. Describe the basic physics of sound.

3. Recognize characteristics of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), including interpretation of audiograms.

4. List the components of an effective hearing loss prevention program.

5. Use equipment to measure sound levels, calculate dose, and characterize noise exposure.

6. Recognize, select, and apply appropriate noise equations provided in the CIH exam.

7. Recommend and evaluate noise controls in accordance with the heirarchy.

8. Describe different types of hearing protective devices and their limitations.