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Atlanta, Georgia. The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) recently announced 1999-2000 Executive Council election results.

Incoming President is Lee Hager, James, Anderson & Associates, Lansing, MI; President-elect, Myrna Stephens, Audiology Consultants, Inc., Davenport, IA; Vice-president, Mark Stephenson, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH; Secretary, Laurie Kastner-Wells, Associates in Acoustics, Evergreen, CO; Treasurer, Ted Madison, 3M, St. Paul, MN; and Past-president, Merlyn Lubiens, Center for Hearing Health, Pleasanton, CA. NHCA also elected James Lankford, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL as Member Delegate; Brian Myers, Aearo, Indianapolis, IN as Commercial Member Delegate; and George Cook, US Healthworks, Greensboro, NC as Professional Service Organization Delegate. They join Doug Ohlin, US Army CHPPM, Member Delegate and newly appointed Associate Member Delegate, Richard Kowalski, Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems, Saginaw, MI.

NHCA is also pleased to annouce the recipients of presentation awards from their recent conference in Atlanta. Dennis Driscoll of Associates in Acoustics was awarded the Outstanding Lecture Award for his presentation entitled 'Noise Control Survey Procedures.'

Nancy Nadler of the League for the Hard of Hearing in New York and William Clark of the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, MO shared the Outstanding Poster Award for the poster presentation entitled 'From the Lab to the Living Room: Are Noisy Toys Hazardous to Hearing?'

NHCA also recognized leaders in their field by granting the Outstanding Hearing Conservationist award to Daniel Johnson of Bruel, Bertrand and Johnson in Provo, UT; and the Michael Beall Threadgill Award for Outstanding Service to NHCA to Barbara R.B. Garrett of St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA.

The mission of the NHCA is 'to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society.'

National Hearing Conservation Assn.
9101 E. Kenyon Ave., Ste. 3000
Denver, CO 80237
303-770-1812 fax

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