Colorado audiologist cited for leadership in hearing conservation

NEW ORLEANS–The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has presented the Michael Beall Threadgill Award to Laurie Wells, AuD, manager of audiology for Associates in Acoustics, Inc., in Westminster, CO. The award was presented during NHCA’s 2012 conference held two weeks ago in New Orleans. Given annually since 1985, the Threadgill Award recognizes an individual whose…

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Three companies cited for hearing loss prevention efforts

NEW ORLEANS—Three of the nation’s largest companies were honored on February 23 for their exemplary record of providing a hearing-healthy environment for their employees. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the recipients of its 2012 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™ during the annual conference of the National Hearing Conservation…

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Audiologists beware! Boston poses a dire threat to the cause of hearing loss prevention

BOSTON—The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) came up with a perfect match between venue and topic for its 2012 Academy Research Conference. The conference will be held March 28 in Boston, a day before the start of AudiologyNOW 2012. And the subject will be noise-induced hearing loss. Why are Boston and NIHL such a perfect…

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Teenagers’ hearing is threatened by other people’s smoking, say researchers

NEW YORK—Researchers at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine have reported that exposure to tobacco smoke nearly doubles the risk of hearing loss among adolescents. Their findings were published today in the July 2011 issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Anil Lalwani, MD, who led the research study, said that the results…

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