Mining Hearing Conservation Programs: What is the Status & Can We do Better?
October 23rd, 2019
10:30 am -11:30 am
Amanda S. Azman
Company:National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Title: Lead Audiologist
Dr. Amanda Azman is a research audiologist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Her work, within the Pittsburgh Mining Research Division Workplace Health Branch, is currently focused on evaluating and improving existing hearing conservation programs in mining. She has worked directly with miners, mine management, and manufacturers of mining equipment, on various noise issues as well as strategies for decreasing worker occupational noise exposure and subsequent hearing loss. She also manages the NIOSH hearing loss prevention mobile audiometric test trailer. The trailer is driven to various mines and customer outreach events to provide free hearing tests, general hearing loss prevention information, and guidance on selection and use of hearing protectors. Dr. Azman has worked for NIOSH since 2007, enjoying hearing loss prevention research and especially working with miners at their jobsites.