On Saturday, October 15, 2022, a team of experts presented on various aspects related to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). University of Minnesota Audiologists Kerry Witherell, AuD, CCC-A and Peggy Nelson, PhD, CCC-A spoke on the dangers of even short duration noise exposure, and the prevention of further hearing loss. Monique Hammond, RPh advised on how to protect your hearing in the workplace. Kristen Swan, MA, LP discussed grieving the loss of hearing, and of additional hearing loss.

Why a conference on Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)? Whether high-volume music, the drone of machinery, or sports stadiums, noise can damage unprotected hearing. Few people notice when their hearing slips away through noise exposure.  Hearing loss is permanent and can affect literally every area of life and relationships. Even if you have a hearing loss, more hearing can be lost when exposed to loud noises, unless protected.

It was a “Hybrid” conference meaning it took place BOTH at the Marriott Minneapolis West Hotel (9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, 55426) AND on ZOOM.

Conference Sponsored By: Hearing Loss Association of America, Twin Cities Chapter (HLAA-TC) in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division, and the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.