The Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at The University of Southern Mississippi will conduct the Industrial Audiometry and Hearing Conservation Certification Course Aug. 10-12 on the Hattiesburg campus.
The certification course will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 10-11 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 12. Recertification portion of the course will be held on Aug. 11.
The course meets the requirements for the Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). The course also provides training for industrial nurses, safety engineers, occupational health and safety officers and other personnel responsible for initiating and overseeing programs to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations applicable to noise and subsequent hearing loss.
Topics to be covered include the following:
• Introduction to Audiometry
• Medical-legal aspects of hearing conservation
• Sound/noise measurement
• Anatomy and physiology of hearing conservation
• Ear protection
The certification course fee is $600 and the fee for recertification is $325. Fees include materials and CAOHC certification fees. There is a $25 late fee for registrations received after July 30.
For more information or to register, call the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at 601.266-4186. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.usm.edu/profdev_edoutreach
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.