Search ASHA Publications About Hearing Conservation and Environmental Audiology
The ASHA online journals, Access Audiology, and The ASHA Leader are excellent sources of materials to supplement your curriculum.
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Selected issues from Access Audiology relevant to Hearing Conservation & Environmental Audiology:
The ASHA Leader
Selected Online Leader articles about Hearing Conservation & Environmental Audiology:
New Tests Developed for Hearing Protectors
The Acoustical Society of America has published a new standard that specifies laboratory-based procedures for hearing protection devices.
Primary Prevention Pays Off: Detecting Small Hearing Threshold Shifts That Signal Hearing Loss
Small steps have the potential for long-term impact on preventing noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace.
Advances in Otoprotective Drugs
Research is underway to develop otoprotective drugs that may one day prevent or protect hearing from noise exposure.
Noise as a Public Health Problem: International Congress Focuses on New Research
The International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise reviewed new research on the negative effects of noise on health.
Otoacoustic Emissions: Reducing and Preventing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Otoacoustic emissions may strengthen a hearing conservation program by allowing audiologists to catch hearing loss before it becomes clinically significant, or even prevent hearing loss from occurring.
Blast-Related Ear Injury in Current U.S. Military Operations
Hazardous noise exposure is the greatest that it has been in the U.S. military in over 35 years.
Hospital Noise Stresses Patients and Staff
Research shows excessive hospital noise stresses workers, raises the risk of errors, and can interfere with healing and recovery.
A Magic Pill? Compound Could Mediate Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
A hearing pill to prevent noise-induced hearing loss could be on the horizon, based on the results from a Navy study.
A Little Occupational Audiology for the Clinical Audiologist
Clinical audiologists are often confronted with industrial employee referrals. Learn about the needs of industry and the regulatory requirements.
Otoprotective Agents Sought for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Although no drugs are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent or treat noise-induced hearing loss, several hold promise.
Cultural Competence in Audiology
Our success as clinicians depends on our ability to ensure that cultural differences do not bias our test results.