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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: Progress in Preventing Hearing Loss: Healthy People 2020 and Beyond

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Co-Presenters/Co-Authors:
Howard Hoffman, NIDCD

“Healthy People” is the federal public health agenda in the United States. Every ten years, the program establishes measurable objectives across a range of health issues and promotes tools and resources to enable progress toward meeting these goals. In 2010, Healthy People 2020 set eleven hearing-related objectives, including four targeted specifically at reducing noise-induced hearing loss. New cases of occupational noise-induced hearing loss decreased from 2.2 per 10,000 full-time workers per year in 2008 to 1.4 cases per 10,000 workers in 2017, meeting the targeted 10% reduction. The prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss among adults aged 20-69 decreased from 121 per 1000 to 104 per 1000 overall, exceeding the HP2020 target of 109 per 1000; however, certain sub-populations – including males, Hispanics, and those with a high school education or less – still showed a prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss well above the target. Use of hearing protection devices increased among adults but decreased among adolescents. In August 2020, new objectives for Healthy People 2030 were launched, including three targeted at noise-induced hearing loss. Setting and monitoring measurable public health objectives and providing tools and resources to meet these objectives has been a successful approach to improving hearing health.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to:
1) Identify three reasons for monitoring hearing health objectives as per Healthy People 2020.
2) Identify one hearing-related HealthyPeople 2020 objective which successfully met its target
3) Evaluate tracking of disparities in meeting of Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Speakers
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Christa Themann

NIOSH
Christa L. Themann, MA, CCC-A is a research audiologist on the Noise and Bioacoustics team at the CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She manages audiometric testing for several large epidemiologic studies, including the National Health and Nutrition... Read More →


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