Course Overview: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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This mixed-media online course offers a comprehensive overview of occupationally-related NIHL.  The unit combines short videos with interactive content, and will take approximately 1.5-1.75 hours to complete. The content is based on public health scenarios and clinical cases, with additional optional resources included to aid in your practice.

Accredited continuing education for physicians, nurses, other healthcare and public health professionals will be available upon course completion.

On-demand online module available NOW through 9/30/21

Featured instructors

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June Spector, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and Medicine
University of Washington

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Mary M. McDaniel, Au.D., MS, CEO & Founder
Pacific Hearing Conservation, Inc.
Seattle, WA

Course Flyer is available here.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of the NIHL course are for learners to be able to:

  • Describe the irreversible pathophysiological change associated with noise-induced hearing loss.
  • Describe the difference in causation between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Describe the notable difference between an audiogram showing noise-induced hearing loss and one showing age-related hearing loss.
  • List three examples of controls to mitigate workplace noise that correspond to levels of the industrial hygiene “Hierarchy of Controls”.
  • Describe the importance of interprofessional collaboration in preventing and treating occupational noise induced hearing loss.

Continuing Education/Certificate of Completion

When you have completed the course, you will have two options for completing your continuing education:

  1. Print a certificate of completion from the UW DEOHS Continuing Education program, 0.2 CEUs
  2. Link to the Centers for Disease Control Continuing Education website where you can log on or create an account to obtain accredited continuing education for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare or public health professionals. See more information at the bottom of this page.

Registration

The Noise-Induced Hearing Loss online unit is available on-demand now through September 30, 2021.

  1. Create an account on our site or login to your existing account and select the green registration button at the top to register.
  2. Complete your registration for this free course.
    NOTE: In order to confirm your registration, continue through all of the registration pages, including the payment screen. The course is free to take, but the payment page must be completed in order to finish your registration and gain access to the course.
  3. Once your registration is processed, you will be emailed a web link and instructions to participate in the course--this course access email may take up to 3 business days. 

To return to the ODOC landing page: click here.


 

Continuing Education Information

CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Sciences, University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU's for this program.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, our content experts and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Dr. Mary M. McDaniel, Au.D., and she wishes to disclose that she is the Founder and CEO of Pacific Hearing Conservation, Inc. The planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Sciences, University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.