Presentation Title
Six Components of a Hearing Conservation Program
About the Presentation

This presentation will discuss each of the 6 components that OSHA regulation 1910.95 requires for a complete hearing conservation program in industry. The six components are:

  1. noise level evaluation;
  2. audiometric testing;
  3. hearing protection;
  4. record keeping;
  5. training;
  6. a written program

We will also discuss clinic hearing testing vs. industry (OSHA) testing. In addition, techniques and options for employee motivation will be offered.   If time allows, we will have a practicum “experiencing” several types of hearing protection.

Helene R. Freed, Ed.M, CAOHC, Public Relations Specialist, Industrial Hearing Testing, Inc.
Presenter Biography

Helene Freed holds a B.A. from Boston University in Speech and Language. She holds a master’s degree (Ed.M.) in Audiology also from Boston University.  She has completed postgraduate studies at half a dozen New England Colleges and Universities.  She began her career as a clinical audiologist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. The Worcester Public School hired Helene in 1972 as the first public school audiologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

She was active in the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and Massachusetts Speech, Language and Hearing Association. She served as the President of the Massachusetts Speech and Language Association when licensure for speech pathologists and audiologists became law in MA.

Helene currently works with Industrial Hearing Testing as the Public Relations Specialist.
She is involved in sales, teaching, and report processing at the company.  She also visits clients to review their hearing conservation programs.

Andi Hengen, B.A., CAOHC, V.P. of Marketing, Industrial Hearing Testing, Inc.  
Presenter Biography

Andi Hengen is the VP of Marketing at Industrial Hearing Testing, Inc. Andi holds a BA from Harvard.  She has been working in the hearing conservation field for over 20 years.