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The Nomenclature of Hearing Conservation (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 01/29/2014

Duration: 1 hour

Presenter: Tom Hutchison, MA, MHA

CEUs: .1 CEUs

Who Should Attend:  Individuals interested in understanding the regulations, structure, and terms associated with Occupational Hearing Conservation programs.

Instructional Level: Introductory/Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes: 
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. Identify the distinction between a Hearing Conservation Professional Supervisor and a Hearing Conservation Program Manager;
2. Identify major elements of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program;
3. Explain the rational for noise measurement in assigning exposure criteria to a population;
4. List at least two HC program evaluation methods.

Hearing conservation program (HCP) management assigns specific responsibilities through both Federal and State regulatory mandates.  Audiology, as a profession, is specifically identified as a key participant in these health and safety laws and standards.   An audiologist involved in any of the multiple program elements that make up an effective program, must understand their responsibilities, as well as limitations. An effective team member must be familiar with the technical language and aspects of the other members of the HC team as well.

This eAudiology Web seminar will:
• Distinguish between the roles of Hearing Conservation Program Manager (HCPM) versus Hearing Conservation Professional Supervisor
• Identify the structure of a full HCP team
• Outline and introduce the common terminology of six major elements of an effective HCP
• introduce common approaches to HC program evaluation

Recorded January 29, 2014

Tom Hutchison, MA, MHA received his degree in Audiology from Kent State University and his degree in Health Care Administration from the University of New Hampshire.  He recently retired from his position as the Hearing Conservation Program Manager for the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Navy Bureau of Medicine and continues to serve as a council member on the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).  He is currently involved in editing the next edition of the CAOHC Hearing Conservation Manual. 


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