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Elliott Berger to receive National Hearing Conservation Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Elliott H. Berger, M.S., Division Scientist for 3M’s Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division, will be presented with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Lifetime Achievement Award in St. Petersburg, FL, in February, 2013.

This prestigious award represents the highest honor bestowed by the NHCA and is intended to recognize a lifetime of extraordinary accomplishment in the field of hearing loss prevention and in service to NHCA. The NHCA honors Elliott Berger for his significant and lasting contributions to hearing conservation and to NHCA as evidenced by his extensive body of quality work.

For over 35 years, Berger has been a driving force in hearing loss prevention research and training, establishing national and international standards and regulations, and personal hearing protection product development. Through his role at 3M (previously E-A-R and Aearo Technologies), Berger has helped direct the industry’s approach to the prevention of hearing loss due to occupational and environmental noise. Berger is perhaps most widely known as a respected author and editor of hearing-conservation-related books, book chapters, peer-reviewed papers and articles, and through hundreds of national and international presentations.  As chair of the ANSI Working Group on hearing protectors, Berger has labored tirelessly since 1985 to establish relevant standards that support hearing conservation efforts. He is a Past President of NHCA and currently serves as NHCA’s Historian. 

Berger’s acceptance of the Lifetime Achievement Award will take place at an awards luncheon during the NHCA’s 38th Annual Conference to be held February 21-23, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Many of Berger’s colleagues and associates will be on hand to honor and recognize this prestigious achievement.  For more information about the NHCA Conference, The Art of Hearing, go to

About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA's membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, physicians and occupational health nurses, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.

Visit the NHCA online at or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at, on Facebook at , and on LinkedIn at

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