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Outputs and Transfer - Research Goal 4.2:
Characterize hearing ability in the general population through national databases

Preliminary findings from the NHANES data were presented at national and international conferences and are being used as a reference population for the HLR program study of hearing in carpenters. The data collected by the NHANES survey will be used to develop normal audiometric values for non-noise exposed males and females by age and racial group. These audiometric values will provide an estimate of age-related hearing decline in the U.S. population. They will be important for comparing hearing loss in the noise-exposed population to hearing loss in the general population.

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Presentations:

Conferences

Franks JR, Murphy WJ, Stephenson MR. Early Indicators for Hearing Loss: Issues for Consideration. National Hearing Conservation Association, Tucson AZ 02/24/2005

Graydon PS, Stephenson MR, Themann CL [2005]. Apprentice carpenter hearing levels from 1995 to 2003. Poster presentation at the 30th annual National Hearing Conservation Association conference, Tucson, Arizona.

Hoffman HJ, Themann CL [2005]. Hearing examination in adults (20 to 69 years old) in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2004. Presentation at the 30th annual National Hearing Conservation Association conference, Tucson, Arizona.

Hoffman H, Themann C [2001]. Hearing loss in adults and children: An epidemiologist’s view. Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Murphy WJ, Themann CL, Franks JR. Hearing Levels in U.S. Adults Aged 20 69 Years - NHANES 1999 to 2002. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117 No. 4 Pt.2, 2395 [2005].

Themann CL [2000]. A preview of audiometric testing in the current National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Poster presentation at the National Hearing Conservation Association conference, Denver, Colorado.

Themann CL, Hoffman HJ, Dillon CF, Franks JR [2004]. Hearing Ability in the U.S.: NHANES 1999-2004. Presentation at the XXVIIth International Congress of Audiology, Phoenix, Arizona.

Posters

Murphy WJ, Franks JR. Revisiting the quartic model for early identification of Noise Induced Hearing Loss. National Hearing Conservation Association, Tucson AZ [2005].

Murphy WJ, Franks JR. Revisiting the quartic model for early identification of Noise Induced Hearing Loss. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 116, 2600 [2004].

Stephenson MR, Murphy WJ, Franks JR. Early indicators of noise induced hearing loss: Issues for consideration J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 116, 2600 [2004].

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