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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month but noise doesn’t just only affect hearing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sponsoring a webinar on the non-auditory health effects of noise pollution on May 17.  The Quiet Coalition’s Rick Neitzel PhD is the speaker. Here is the CDC announcement:

On behalf of Dr. Robin Ikeda, Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Non-communicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health we invite our hearing and health leaders to a special webinar presentation:

“Chronic Health Effects and Injury Associated with Environmental Noise Pollution”

Thursday, May 17, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Participation is limited!
Register HERE

hosted by:
Office of Science of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Featured Presenter:
Richard Neitzel, PhD, MS, CIH, FAIHA
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Global Public Health
Associate Chair, Environmental Health Sciences
Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Risk Science Center
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Synopsis: Excessive noise exposures represent an important but often under recognized cause of disease and disability in the United States. This presentation will highlight the available scientific evidence that links noise exposure to the increased risk of various health effects such as hearing loss, cardiovascular disease (including hypertension and ischemic heart disease), diabetes, mental health, endocrine disruption, and cognition; as well as the increased risk of falls and injuries.

Dr. Neitzel is a certified industrial hygienist and exposure scientist whose research focuses on the characterization of exposures to noise, heavy metals and other ototoxins, psychosocial stressors, and injury risk factors, as well as a range of adverse health effects associated with these exposures. His work, and the work of his team in the University of Michigan Exposure Research lab, takes place in occupational and community settings both domestically and abroad. He is particularly interested in incorporating new methodologies and exposure sensing technologies into research, and also has a strong interest in translating his research findings into occupational and public health practice.

Adobe Connect Webinar Registration:
Click: Register for the Webinar or copy and paste: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/e20o0ix2gne/event/registration.html

Dial in numbers: 877-984-4278
Participant Passcode: 13219761#

(recording will be available at a later date)