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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: Hearing protection device perform requirements – in Europe

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Hearing protection devices have become a crucial part of occupational noise management and hearing conservation programs. Different test methods and product requirement have been developed and standardized to be able to provide information about the product performance to the user or the decision maker. This information is the basis for correct selection of products in various situations. However, the methods for product testing as well as the requirements on products varies between different parts of the world. Recently the eight parts of the product requirement standard EN352 as well as the two test parts of the method standard EN13819 have been revised in Europe. In addition, two new parts of EN352 and on new part of EN13819 have been developed. This presentation will give an overview of the structure of hearing protection related standards in Europe, as well as review the recent changes to these standards. Similarities and differences compare to American ANSI standards will also be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to:
1) Recognize the structure of Hearing Protection Device standards in Europe.
2) Identify the most relevant Hearing Protection Devices standards in Europe.
3) Explain the main difference between HPD requirements in Europe and the USA.

Speakers
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Magnus Johansson

3M Personal Safety Division
Magnus Johansson works for 3M Personal Safety Division as manager for acoustics development of hearing protection and communication solutions. He holds a MSc in applied physics and electrical engineering and a PhD in technical audiology from Linköping university in Sweden. After... Read More →


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