The popular free sessions from Howard Leight are set for Houston, Baton Rouge, and Mobile next month.

Hearing Conservation Seminars Coming to Gulf Coast

All aspects of a hearing protection program will be covered, including the new EPA ratings for protectors.

Howard Leight will conduct a series of free "What You Need to Hear: Best Practices in Hearing Conservation" seminars Oct. 21-23 in three Gulf Coast cities. The seminars will be presented by Theresa Schulz, Ph.D., an audiologist and hearing conservation manager for Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. The seminars combine audio and visual demonstrations, and they are open to hearing conservation program managers, safety managers, industrial hygienists, and professionals in related areas.

The series has been presented in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. This Gulf Coast schedule is Oct. 21, Houston (JW Marriott Houston); Oct 22, Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge Marriott); and Oct. 23, Mobile (Marriott Mobile).

The seminar lasts three hours. It includes the basics of hearing conservation; effects of noise-induced hearing loss; OSHA regulations; implementing an effective hearing conservation program; tips on selecting and fitting hearing protectors; field verification of hearing protectors; new EPA ratings for hearing protectors; and training and motivating workers to wear them. A registration form is available at http://www.howardleight.com/bestpractices/educate?locale=us.

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