AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 304
Noise Exposure Assessment: Sampling Strategy and Data Acquisition - SOLD OUT

intermediate | .67 CM Point/ 4 Contact Hours/ 0.5 CEU/COC Point | Saturday | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 45

Online Community

Exposure Assessment Strategies, Noise

Effective design and management of noise exposure assessment campaigns facilitates appropriate selection of hearing conservation program enrollees and promotes effective application of noise control resources. This PDC will describe statistical and other approaches to data analysis, appropriate sample selection protocols, and data application to promote effective hearing loss prevention

Value Added:
Noise exposure calculation, statistical analysis, and engineering prioritization spreadsheets provided.

Understanding of decibel calculation and basic operation of noise measurement equipment recommended.

Learning Aids:
Participants must bring a laptop.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective development and design of noise-exposure assessment campaigns
  • Perform instrument and sample selection, design, program implementation, and data management
  • Facilitate effective hearing-loss prevention


  • Introduction and overview
  • Technical references
  • Current regulatory issues
  • Need, rationale, and application of data
  • Current state of monitoring
  • Compliance overview
  • Definitions and metrics
  • Sampling strategy
  • The Similar Exposure Group (SEG) statistical applications
  • Organization-based applications
  • Equipment overview and selection
  • Reports and sound mapping

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
  • Practice exercises

Sponsoring Committee:

The following instructors have disclosed significant financial interests or other relationships including grants, research support, employment, consulting, major stockholder, speakers bureau member, etc. with manufacturers/ providers of commercial products and services.

Lee Hager – Employed by 3M, manufacturer of hearing protection and sound measurement equipment.

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download