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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: Consequences of COVID-19 on The Sound Exposure of Entertainment Industry Professionals

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John Hawks, Gateway Biotechnology
Jianxin Bao, Gateway Biotechnology
Karla Rodriguez, Gateway Biotechnology

The purpose of this study was to capture the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the sound exposure and tinnitus of entertainment industry professionals. A further objective was to gain insight into the incidence rate of other music-induced hearing disorders, use of ear-level devices, and other population specific demographic information. The study was a cross-sectional survey of entertainment industry professionals recruited from contacts of Soundcheck Audiology, Sensaphonics, and Facebook. A random control group of non-professionals was included for comparison. Respondents answered a range of questions regarding changes in sound exposure during COVID-19, as well as the incidence of music-induced hearing disorders. Further, respondents who indicated the presence of tinnitus answered questions related to characteristics, treatments,and changes in tinnitus during the COVID-19 era. Participants responded from 11 countries, approximately 20 job types within the industry, and approximately 25 music genres. Valuable information regarding the use of hearing protection devices and in-ear monitors was gathered but, more importantly, extreme changes in sound exposure due to the global pandemic were documented. The data gathered in this survey suggests that changes in hearing conservation education and care for the music industry are warranted in this era of a “new normal.”

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to:
1) Describe how sound exposure has changed for the music industry in the COVID-19 pandemic.
2) Compare tinnitus questionnaire outcomes between music industry professionals and non-music industry professionals in the current pandemic.
3) Describe incidence rate of music-induced hearing disorders in the professional entertainment industry.


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