Sunday, October 6 3:00 pm 5:40 pm
W8: PROTECTING YOUR HEARING AGAINST LOSS: ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONAL HEARING ABILITY IN NOISE
Co-Chairs: Dilys Jones, Sigfrid Soli, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Experts in the field of hearing will discuss the methods in which hearing can be protected from loss, and assess functional hearing ability in noise. The workshop will feature a tutorial on the anatomy of the ear, a discussion of the factors that contribute to hearing loss, and hearing evaluations will be conducted.
Sigfrid Soli will also discuss: audiometric testing; use and interpretation of an audiogram; extended high-frequency testing; and how to protect and conserve one's hearing by using the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA) guidelines, hearing protection devices, in-ear monitors, and safe behavioral practices.