Join us for our eighth annual Noise-Induced Hearing Loss webinar series, organized by guest editor Brian Fligor, ScD, PASC and presented by leading experts. This modular series explores the latest research in noise-induced hearing loss and its considerations for audiology clinical practice. The courses take an indepth look at NIHL and its prevention and treatment when working with musicians and other audio professionals.
Course created on July 27, 2015
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to address prevention and treatment needs that are acceptable to patients with strong musical or technical skills.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to explain how to choose amplification and better adjust compression, gain, and EQ for music industry professionals with hearing loss.
- After this course learners will be able to describe features for impression taking, selecting the appropriate amount of earplug attenuation and fitting to maximize success when fitting custom high-fidelity musician's earplugs.
|0-60 Minutes||Turning a Nightmare into a Dream: Taking Care of Musicians and Engineers|
|60-120 Minutes||Talented Listeners: Amplification in a Counter Culture|
|120-180 Minutes||The Role of Active and Passive Hearing Protection in Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians|
Brian Fligor, ScD
Brian Fligor, Sc.D., PASC, is Chief Audiology Officer at Lantos Technologies, Wakefield, MA, and president of Boston Audiology Consultants, Inc., and the Musicians’ Hearing Program, a private practice geared toward diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in musicians. Prior to joining Lantos, Dr. Fligor was Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in audiology with a specialty in pediatric audiology. Dr. Fligor is adjunct faculty at Northeastern University and Salus University, a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, and founder and past-chair of the Music-Induced Hearing Disorders Taskforce for the National Hearing Conservation Association. Dr. Fligor’s publications on hearing loss risk from music received considerable popular media attention, including being spoofed on the David Letterman Show in 2005. His publications on ototoxicity were incorporated into the JCIH Position Statement (2007) and helped shape a new unified international chemotherapy ototoxicity grading scale. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Sc.D. in Audiology from Boston University.
Heather Malyuk, AuD
Doctor Heather Malyuk is an audiologist and musician originally from northeast Ohio. Heather holds a degree in Music History & Literature from The University of Akron and received her clinical doctorate in audiology from Kent State University. She currently directs the musicians’ clinic at Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation in Chicago, specializing in hearing protection and in-ear monitors for a diverse clientele of musicians, from well-known touring artists to local bands. In addition to her full-time career in audiology, Heather is an internationally acclaimed fiddler and guitarist, having toured, taught and performed extensively with a focus on old time Appalachian music. She has recorded many albums and was recently recognized for her performance on an Emmy Award-winning documentary. Heather feels blessed to be able to combine her passions for music, science and health every day as an audiologist.
Patty Tillman Johnson, AuD
Patricia Johnson is the Director of Audiology at Etymotic Research, where for the past 19 years she has served as a technical resource, managed development of audiology products, and provided product education and support for audiologists and Etymotic customers world-wide. She received her M.A. degree in Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1987 and her Au.D. degree in Audiology from Salus University in 2008.
Heather Malyuk: Financial: Heather Malyuk received an honorarium for presenting this course. She directs the musicians’ clinic at Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation in Chicago, specializing in hearing protection and in-ear monitors Non-financial: Heather Malyuk has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Patricia Tillman Johnson: Financial: Patricia Tillman Johnson is the Director of Audiology at Etymotic Research, manufacturer of ER-20® and ER-20®xs earplugs, ER-9, ER-15, and ER-25 Musicians Earplug filters and MusicPRO® Electronic earplugs. She received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Patricia Tillman Johnson has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Content Disclosure: Part of this learning event focuses on the following Etymotic Research products and will not include information on other products or services: ER-20® and ER-20®xs High-fidelity earplugs, ER-9, ER-15, and ER-25 Musicians Earplug and MusicPRO® Electronic earplugs.
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International Hearing Society
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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
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