UKHCA hosts annual conference: ‘Listen Up’


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Health and Safety Practitioner

SHP hears from the UK Hearing Conservation Association (UKHCA) as they deliver their first conference; Listen Up which will be held on November 3, 2022 in Manchester. Listen Up aims to focus on opportunities to prevent NOISE-induced harm and prevent SOUND-induced harm; look beyond the workplace.

At Listen Up, you’ll have access to a wide variety of hearing and noise control expertise all in one place. A unique opportunity to have access to the latest information, advice and strategies. Learn about the innovative services and solutions our exhibitors can offer to help you protect the workforce. Together, we can make a real difference and end the growing global epidemic of noise-induced hearing loss.

The complete program

  • NHCA: Gayla L. Poling, Ph.D.
  • A Controller view: Chris Steel, Senior Specialist Inspector (Noise and Vibration), Health and Safety Manager
  • What happens when we don’t protect people: Kevin Bampton, CEO, BOHS
  • Room design and acoustics for health, well-being and inclusiveness: A discussion between: Andrea Harman, Concept Developer, Saint-Gobain Ecophon & Dr Vanessa Champion, Director, Journal of Biophilic Design
  • Emerging science on the harmful effects of noise on hearing health: Chris Plack, Ellis Llwyd Jones Professor of Audiology, University of Manchester
  • Has noise risk reduction failed: Workshop: Peter Wilson, Technical Director, Industrial Noise and Vibration, David Greenberg (EAVE) and Rob Shepheard (Consulting Audiologist)
  • The Psychology of Success in Hearing Conservation: Dr Samuel Couth, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  • “Send three & four pence we’ll dance”: Protection against noise and hearing in a military environment: Neal Hill, One plus One Consulting Ltd
  • Exposure to sound outside of work – how to protect hearing for life: Dr Ian Wiggins, Principal Investigator, University of Nottingham
  • The human response to sound in the environment: Lisa R Lavia, Noise Reduction Society
  • New tools, measures and awareness to increase the effectiveness of hearing loss prevention initiatives: Thais C. Morata, Ph.D., Senior Research Audiologist, Director, Safe-in-Sound Award, Senior Research Audiologist, Director, Safe-in-Sound Award

Who will benefit from participating in Listen Up?

  • Employers, especially from high-risk noise industries, for example construction, defence, utilities, manufacturing, oil and gas or music and entertainment
  • Anyone actively involved in hearing conservation such as; health and safety professionals, occupational hygienists, occupational nurses and doctors, audiologists, scientists, engineers and acousticians
  • Insurers and litigation experts
  • Educators

What are you going to learn?

  • At Listen Up, you’ll have access to a wide variety of hearing and noise control expertise all in one place.
  • The unique opportunity to benefit from the latest information, advice and strategies
  • Learn about the innovative services and solutions our exhibitors can offer to help you protect the workforce
  • Together, we can make a real difference and end the growing global epidemic of noise-induced hearing loss.

Registration:

It is advisable to book in advance as delegate fees will increase closer to the conference!

  • Member: £65
  • Non-member: £105
  • Catch-up TV option: £25

The catch-up TV option will be available from Friday 18 November 2022 for three months, login credentials will be sent the week before. The member and non-member rate also includes access to the catch-up post-TV event.

Opportunities available to sponsor/exhibit:

We would like to engage with innovators, leaders and motivators in hearing conservation to help us provide conference attendees with solutions and drivers of change. If you think you would like to help us bring these solutions to the attention of those who need help with hearing conservation issues, please contact us and see how we can showcase your interventions.

If you are a nonprofit or charity that shares our passion for protecting hearing health, please contact us to discuss ways we can work together.

please contact [email protected] or call 01506 292039

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