58th Occupational Hearing Conservation Course
November 6 – 8, 2018
1140 19th Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036

*Approved by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)CAOHC logo

Washington Occupational Health Associates, Inc. (WOHA) is offering its 58th Occupational Hearing Conservation Course on November 6 – 8, 2018. This course is designed to train and certify health and safety personnel to test hearing and to establish hearing conservation programs in compliance with OSHA requirements (29 CFR 1910.95).

For those already certified in Occupational Hearing Conservation, we offer a one-day recertification course on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible for certification (or re-certification) by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). This activity has been approved by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN). The full course is approved for 20.5 CNE’s, and the re-certification course is approved for 8.5 CNE’s. AAOHN is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration: Early registrant (prior to October 6, 2018) will be given a discounted rate.

To register, please click here to download the registration form (class fees included) or complete the form on the right to request information. The full course fee includes the latest CAOHC Manual (5th edition), CAOHC exam and certification processing fee. The recertification course includes the CAOHC exam & recertification processing fee only.

*A non-refundable $100 processing fee will be charged for cancellation after October 23, 2018.

Course Curriculum

The curriculum for the course, enhanced by films, slides, printed material and practical experience, includes the following:

  • Hearing Conservation
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Disease of the Human Ear
  • Hearing & Physics of Sound
  • Federal & State Regulations Relating to Noise and Hearing Loss
  • Audiometers
  • Test Techniques & Practicum
  • The Audiogram
  • Employee Education & Motivation
  • Principles of Noise Analysis
  • Personal Hearing Protective Devices
  • Recordkeeping & Reporting

About The Course

Many hundreds of occupational health and safety personnel from DC, Maryland and Virginia have been trained through Washington Occupational Health Associates for certification as Occupational Hearing Conservationists.

Organizations including the Smithsonian Institution, Peace Corps, FBI, Dept. of Interior, Federal Reserve Board, Secret Service, Dept. of State, Lockheed Martin and many others have enrolled students in the course.

The program has been designed to include a refresher course on the second day for those individuals updating their certification. To register or request additional information, please complete the above form or contact Anita Taylor or call (202) 463-6698.

The Course Director

Diane M. Brewer, MA, CCA, is Associate Research Professor/Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at George Washington University. She has taught acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, introduction to audiology, and aural rehabilitation courses. In addition, she is a clinical supervisor for graduate students in speech pathology and audiology. Her areas of interest include speech understanding in noise in adults, occupational hearing loss, auto-acoustic emissions and aural rehabilitation. Ms. Brewer has been recognized by CAOHC for being among the 25 most active course directors in the country.