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Saturday, February 12 • 3:00pm - 8:00pm
*Developing a fast and easy system for hearing- and earplug fit-testing

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Our team is developing a new field attenuation estimation system (FAES) for earplugs through a Small Business Innovation and Research award funded by the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health. This new system will enable hearing conservation programs to easily test both hearing and earplug attenuation for employees who use any brand or style of earplug. The FAES uses automated hearing and fit tests designed to assess multiple workers at once. A novel automated threshold search algorithm increases the speed of the fit test. Like the modified Hughson-Westlake algorithm, this automated test uses dynamic step sizes but incorporates a new method of estimating threshold based on the subject’s responses. By providing an efficient and easy-to-use FAES for hearing conservation programs, this system could have a significant impact on preserving employee hearing. In this presentation, we will describe progress to date in the development and testing of this new FAES.

Speakers
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Odile Clavier, Ph.D.

Dr. Odile Clavier received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Tech and her master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford University in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Since joining Creare, she has been the Principal Investigator for several biomedical applications. She has... Read More →
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David Hinckley, Ph.D.

Forthcoming - this is my fault - I told them that they did not need to submit a bio, just the lead presenter - JBT
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Amelia Servi, Ph.D.

Forthcoming - this is my fault - I told them that they did not need submit a bio, just the lead presenter - JBT
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Jennifer Tufts, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Connecticut
Jennifer Tufts, Ph.D. is a professor of audiology in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Previously, she completed postdoctoral clinical and research training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. She is a past-president... Read More →



Saturday February 12, 2022 3:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Virtual