Resource Guide for Hearing Conservation/Occupational Audiologists
Hearing Conservation Regulations
ASHA Practice Policy Documents for Hearing Conservation/Occupational Audiologists
All of the
ASHA Practice Policy documents are available to the public and professionals. ASHA's new
Practice Portal offers one-stop access to resources to guide evidence-based decision-making.
Focused Topics in Audiology - Locate detailed information about coding and reimbursement, hearing detection and conservation, hearing loss and related disorders, multicultural topics, practice management, rehabilitation, and technology.
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Coding and Reimbursement Resources
Selected ASHA Journal Articles
Outcomes Analysis for Hearing Conservation Programs. Helfer, T.M., Shields, A.R., & Gates, K.E. (2000). American Journal of Audiology, 9, 75–83.
The Effectiveness of an Educational Hearing Conservation Program for Elementary School Children. Chermak, G.D., & Peters-McCarthy, E. (1991). Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 22, 308–312.
The Effectiveness of an Interactive Hearing Conservation Program for Elementary School Children. Chermak, G.D., Curtis, L., & Seikel, J.A. (1996). Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 27, 29–39.
A Study of Noise Exposure and Hearing Sensitivity in a High School Woodworking Class. Lankford, J.E., & West, D.M. (1993). Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 24, 167–173.
Hearing Conservation Training of Industrial Technology Teachers. Plakke, B.L. (1991). Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 22, 134–138.
Hearing Conservation in Secondary Industrial Arts Classes: A Challenge for School Audiologists. Plakke, B.L. (1985). Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 16, 75–79.
Hearing Conservation in Hunter Education Programs, Woodford, C.M., & Lass, N.J. (1994). American Journal of Audiology, 3(2) , 8–10.
Patient/Employee Education Materials
Patient/employee education newsletters and other consumer information brochures and informational leaflets are a valuable resource for hearing conservation/occupational audiologists. Below are links to some selected products. To find additional materials, visit the
ASHA online store or contact ASHA Product Sales at 888-498-6699.
For sale items:
Other printable patient/employee materials:
Additional patient information on hearing, hearing loss, and hearing aids can be found at
ASHA's Hearing & Balance webpages.
Continuing Education Opportunities
ASHA Professional Development offers its programs for
ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) to help you document your CE participation. These CEUs are recognized by regulatory agencies, employers, and your colleagues as a symbol of your commitment to continued professional development and lifelong learning, as well as a verification of successful completion of a course offered by an ASHA CE provider. ASHA Professional Development course offerings have many choices that may be of interest to hearing conservation/occupational audiologists.
Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) (6, 7, 8, and 9) focus on audiology issues. SIGs offer continuing education opportunities at no additional cost for affiliates (members in the SIGs).
Below is information about SIGs that may be of interest to hearing conservation/occupational audiologists:
Selected ASHA Products
For complete information and selection of ASHA products, go to the
ASHA Online Store or contact ASHA Product Sales at 888-498-6699.
Professional and Consumer Organizations
Connect to related
professional and consumer organizations.