This engaging Q & A discussion looks at recreational firearm use and the risk of hearing loss. Topics covered include who may be at risk for hearing loss from leisure shooting activities, measures of noise from firearms, strategies to reduce risk of hearing loss in shooters, considerations for fitting hearing protection devices, and highlights of key research in this area.
Course created on March 13, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to describe shooting activities and types of firearms that may put people at risk for hearing loss from noise.
- After this course learners will be able to state the range of peak SPL from firearms and list factors that impact that range.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss hearing loss caused by noise from firearms, who is at risk, strategies to reduce risk, and how/which hearing protection devices may effectively be used to reduce risk.
Deanna K. Meinke, PhD
Deanna Meinke is currently a Professor in the Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences program at the University of Northern Colorado where her research is focused on the early detection and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. She has served as past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association and the Colorado Academy of Audiology. Presently, she chairs the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) “Safe-in-Sound Expert Committee” and is a consultant to the World Health Organization “Make Listening Safe” initiative. As Co-Director of the Dangerous Decibels® program her passion for changing knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors related to the prevention of NIHL and tinnitus is highlighted by her international collaborations with colleagues in the delivery of Dangerous Decibels® educator training workshops in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Singapore and New Zealand. www.dangerousdecibels.org
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