Departments: HJ Report
Salus Completes First CI Certificate Program
Salus University Osborne College of Audiology graduated its inaugural class from its Advanced Studies in Cochlear Implants certificate program. The graduates of the 40-week online program are working professionals and include a member of the American Academy of Audiology, a former member of the Audiology Foundation of America, and an Salus clinical educator: Maria Ioannou, AuD; Zorina Mikhelson, AuD; Vineeta Ojha; Cari Olsen, AuD; Ishita Raheja; Eileen Rall, AuD; and Christine Ulinski, AuD.
NIOSH and NHCA Present Safe-in-Sound Awards
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health partnered with the National Hearing Conservation Association to announce the recipients of the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention awards at the 37th Annual Hearing Conservation Conference in February.
The awards honor companies that attempt to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace. Among the recipients were Colgate-Palmolive; a 3M plant in Hutchinson, MN; and Bechtel National's Waste Treatment & Immobilization Plant Project in Richland, WA.
Listen Up, America!
The Audiology Awareness Campaign's fifth annual “Listen Up America” national hearing screening week provided opportunities to raise awareness about hearing loss and prevention May 14-18. Audiologists around the United States offered free hearing screenings and in return received camera-ready materials to promote their offices locally.
Hear Better Centers Expanding
Hear Better Centers, a conglomeration of hearing healthcare practices, now has 18 locations in the Eastern United States after recently acquiring several audiology and hearing aid practices. The goal of the group is to attain practices and provide support for its daily operations. Visit http://www.hearbettercenters.net/ for more information.