SAC Webinar: Recreational Noise Exposure and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Brian J. Fligor, PhD, PASC
November 18 2020
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Registration deadline is November 18, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

November 18, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates



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Intended audience: Audiologists

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adults (18-64), Seniors (65+)

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)



High level sound damages hearing due to both the sound level and the time of sound exposure. This combination of level, measured over time, is the “sound dose” (also known as “noise dose”). This presentation will focus on how to measure (or at least estimate) the sound dose from recreational sound exposures and apply such measures to intervention recommendations. These intervention recommendations include fitting with custom devices (earplugs, custom headphones) and verifying the performance of these devices.


Learning objectives:

  1. Explain the relative risk for noise-induced hearing loss from a variety of recreational activities
  2. Recommend strategies to lessen risk for noise-induced hearing loss, including prescriptively recommending level of attenuation of musicians earplugs
  3. Follow a clinical protocol to verify and validate hearing loss prevention efforts


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).


Presenter Biography

Brian J. Fligor, PhD, PASC

Brian Fligor is a board-certified paediatric audiologist and president of Tobias & Battite Hearing Wellness (Boston, MA). He is Chief Audiology Office at Lantos Technologies (Wilmington, MA) and chair of the World Health Organization Make Listening Safe taskforce for developing safety standards for manufacturers of headphones. 


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