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Effective Practices in Hearing Loss Prevention (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

Course Description:
Recorded at AIHce EXP 2021

This session will describe the efforts to identify, evaluate, and communicate effective practices to control noise exposure risks; many of which can be traced back to the leadership of Dr. Derek E. Dunn. The focus of the session will be on hearing loss research conducted at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the areas of: 1) risk identification and characterization, particularly regarding chemical exposures and non-Gaussian noise; 2) implementation and evaluation of effective interventions to prevent the auditory effects of noise; and 3) expansion of science communication efforts to reach the general public.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the classes of chemical ototoxicants that may affect hearing.
  • Evaluate the possible interactions between noise and chemicals.
  • Discuss the rationale and different approaches to expand science communication efforts.

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Dr. Thais Morata, Ph.D.