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Welcome to the 2021 NHCA Virtual Conference Schedule, below you will find the schedule listed with 3 types of education sessions, Live Platform, Pre-recorded Platform and E-Poster Sessions. They will all be delivered a little differently so please take a little time to read the descriptions and understand how the conference will be laid out.

  • Live Platforms: NHCA is offering 7 live sessions with interactive Q&A and chat features over the two days of the live conference. If you are not able to watch these sessions live they will be recorded and playback will be available until March 19, 2021
  • ON DEMAND Pre-Recorded Platforms: There will be 28 pre-recorded sessions that will be released on the first day of the conference, these will be available to watch at your leisure and will be available until March 19, 2021. PLEASE NOTE: They are available longer than the 1-5 pm time on the schedule but we are not able to program them in like that!
  • ON DEMAND E-Poster Sessions: There will be 8 E-Poster sessions available to watch, each session is 15 minutes long and worth a quarter of a credit, in order to receive a full hour you will need to watch 4 poster sessions all the way through and complete and evaluation. These will be available as pre-recordings and will be available from the start of the conference until March 19, 2021
This means you have the opportunity for up to 19.0 CE credits at this years conference! (See ASHA AND AAA Brand Blocks below)

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Saturday, February 27 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Poster 3: Hearing Protection Device Evaluated Products List (HPD EPL): Solving the competing issues of hearing protection and situational awareness

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Robert Williams, DoD HCE
Theresa Schulz, DoD HCE
Kathy Gates, zCore Business/DOD Hearing Center of Excellence

Hearing protection devices (HPDs) are often bought and donned without careful attention to how much noise attenuation is needed or appropriate to specific work environments. The objective should be to select an HPD that provides neither too little nor too much protection from noise, and allows the user to hear sounds critical to work performance. This is especially important in military settings, where survival may depend on situation awareness. The Department of Defense has developed a hearing protection evaluated products list (HPD EPL) to address the competing issues of noise, hearing loss prevention, and situational awareness. In this poster, we will discuss an updated decision tree to guide selection of HPDs. The poster will also update information about hearing critical tasks, associated training, and efforts to partner with HPD manufacturers.

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Kari Buchanan

zCore Business/DOD Hearing Ctr of Excellence
Kari Buchanan, M.P.H., M.A. is a retired U.S. Navy Industrial Hygiene Officer providing contract support through zCore Business Solutions to the DoD Hearing Center of Excellence. Ms. Buchanan is currently managing efforts on developing a hearing protective device evaluated products... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm CST