This presentation is part of the special expert seminar series "A Month of Innovative Thinking in Hearing Loss Protection". It will include information about the sound pressure levels of various firearms, examples of noise-damaged inner ears, a demonstration of how high frequency hearing loss affects speech intelligibility, examples of high-risk shooting situations, and a review of several recent studies regarding shooting habits of recreational firearm users. Additionally, various hearing protective devices (HPDs) designed for the shooting sports will be discussed.
- Upon completing this course, learners will be able to list sound pressure levels of various firearms.
- Upon completing this course, learners will be able to explain how quickly firearm noise can damage inner ear structures.
- Upon completing this course, learners will be able to explain the shooting habits of recreational firearm users and the prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus in this population.
- Upon completing this course, learners will be able to consul patients about the hazards of excessive firearm noise and steps that can be taken to prevent noise-induced hearing loss secondary to firearm noise exposure.
|0-5 Minutes||Welcome and Introductions|
|5-10 Minutes||Firearm noise|
|10-15 Minutes||Effect of noise on inner ear structures|
|15-25 Minutes||High frequency hearing and speech intelligibility demonstration of hearing loss simulator (NIOSH)|
|25-30 Minutes||High risk firearm noise exposures|
|30-45 Minutes||Review of research studies|
|45-55 Minutes||Hearing protection|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and Conclusions; Question/Answer|
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