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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 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
ON DEMAND SESSION: Working with Musicians: From Booth to Fit

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Co-Presenters/Co-Authors:
Frank Wartinger, Earmark Hearing Conservation

Musicians are inherently at risk for Music Induced Hearing Disorders (MIHD). The most effective way to mitigate the impacts of dangerous sound pressure exposure levels and subsequent MIHD is through routine audiologic monitoring, education, and use of appropriate hearing protection. The presenters will offer evidence and best practices on how best to manage musicians and music industry professionals. Audiologic testing, counseling, and recommendations for Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs) and personal monitoring equipment will be discussed. With recommendations from the American Academy of Audiology Clinical Consensus Document, Audiological Services for Musicians and Music Industry Personnel, participants will be provided resources and tools to inform their practice. The presenters will preview the Music Exposure Inventory, a questionnaire designed to assist clinicians in refining treatment and management of musicians and music industry professionals.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to:
1) Participants will be able to identify individuals who are at risk for Music Induce Hearing Disorders.
2) Participants will apply new knowledge of clinical test batteries for Music Induced Hearing Disorders.
3) Participants will implement best practices in verification of hearing protection devices for musicians.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Fitzgerald

Brendan Fitzgerald

University of Rochester Medical Center
Brendan Fitzgerald, AuD, CCC-A, MM, is a Clinical Audiologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY). He completed his Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2020 with an externship at the Cleveland Clinic (2019-20... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm CST
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