The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), Westminster, Colo,  announces a call for papers for presentations and posters at its 35th annual conference scheduled on February 25 to 27, 2010 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

Topics related to NHCA’s mission of prevention of hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society will be considered. Presentations may address basic scientific research, applied research, practical applications of research results, or other findings or concepts which may enhance hearing loss prevention efforts.

NHCA’s conference is scheduled to feature workshops, presentations, panel discussions, and poster presentations on issues relevant to the practice of hearing loss prevention, such as: research on occupational hearing loss; public and personal health issues related to hearing loss; music and noise exposure; hearing loss prevention training and education; health communication strategies; and hearing protection device innovations and measurement.

The conference theme, titled Explore the World of Hearing Loss Prevention, expresses NHCAs intent to enhance professional development and practices by reaching out to the international community to optimize the exchange of experiences and skills and expedite research progress, says the organization.

The conference program is set to include the following speakers: Hugh Davies [School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Canada], Christine Harrison [Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia, Canada] and Jean-luc Doumont [Principiæ’s Training, Consulting and Publishing, Belgium]. Professional awards and the Safe-in-Sound Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention will be presented.

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[Source: NHCA]