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Deadline for earlybird registrations savings for NHCA 2015 convention is Dec. 19

2015 NHCA conference registration is open, and registering by Friday, Dec. 19 will yield significant savings.


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Collecting data on worker hearing loss: Epidemiology in action

Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States. Among older adults, it is third after high blood pressure and arthritis. Nearly 1 in 4 cases of hearing loss among workers is caused by exposures on the job.


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Honeywell Safety Products announces free upgrade for VeriPRO earplug fit-testing technology

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced a free software upgrade for its VeriPRO® earplug fit-testing system. Based on user experience with thousands of earplug fit-tests, the upgrade to VeriPRO 3.0 offers users a more efficient, versatile, and user-friendly experience.


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Some Boston Marathon explosion victims suffer “hidden” ear trauma

Two homemade pressure-cooker bombs exploded within seconds of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three people and seriously injuring hundreds. Some who escaped physical harm realized days or weeks later they were suffering from hearing problems, according to the Washington Post.


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Palm-size noise detectors proposed to measure NYC hustle and bustle

A New York City Council bill would require the Big Apple’s Department of Environmental Protection to install palm-size detectors to collect dataon noise pollutionin city neighborhoods, according to WCBS Radio.


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The baby boomer workforce confronts age-related hearing loss

Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors, including exposure to high noise levels and aging. Conductive losses are losses where sound isn't carried from the outside environment; it is not conducted inward, perhaps due to earwax or fluid behind the ear, a hole in the eardrum, or otosclerosis where the bones don't vibrate.


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Hearing loss victims often wait seven years before seeking treatment

On average, a person experiencing difficulty hearing waits seven years before doing anything about it, according to studies. An ear that hasn’t been stimulated due to untreated hearing loss can actually lose some of its ability to understand speech, according to health experts.


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School tests fail to catch teen hearing loss

Teenagers are routinely given hearing tests at school, but those tests aren’t very good at identifying high-frequency hearing loss, which comes from headphones and loud noises, according to a report from Penn State University.


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Be aware of three uncommon causes of hearing loss

Here are three uncommon causes of hearing loss, according to hearmichigan.com: Low-frequency sounds: Things you can't hear can still do damage. A new study from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany revealed that listening to 90 seconds of low-frequency sounds can change the way your inner ear works for minutes after the noise ceases.


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Jerome to serve as NHCA president-elect

The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has appointed James Jerome to serve as president-elect, due to the recent appointment of Kristy Casto as NHCA president. The change was effective Oct. 31.


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