PDC #2

Noise Exposure Assessment – Sampling Strategy and Data Acquisition
​​​TUESDAY, 4 November, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

(PDCs are optional and additional fees apply.)

Early Registration (by 19 Sept)
Member Price MYR 1250/USD 390 / Non Member Price MYR 1480 / USD 460
Advance Registration (20 Sept - 17 Oct) 
Member Price MYR 1410/USD 440 / Non Member Price MYR 1640 / USD 510
Limit: 40
Lee Hager
8 CM Credits/0.8 CEU/0.5 CMP
Level: Intermediate
Topic:  Noise

Effective design and management of noise-exposure assessment campaigns promotes smart application of noise-control resources. This PDC will describe statistical and other approaches to data analysis, appropriate sample-selection protocols and data application to promote effective hearing loss prevention.

Value Added:
Discusses statistical approaches, data analysis, selection protocols and applications.

An understanding of decibel calculation and the basic operation of noise measurement equipment.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective development and design of noise-exposure assessment campaigns
  • Perform instrument and sample selection, design, program implementation, and data  management
  • Facilitate effective hearing-loss prevention


  • Introduction and overview
  • Technical references
  • Current regulatory issues
  • Need, rationale and application of data
  • Current state of monitoring
  • Compliance overview
  • Definitions and metrics
  • Sampling strategy
  • The Similar Exposure Group (SEG) statistical application
  • Organization-based applications
  • Equipment overview and selection
  • Reports and sound mapping

Transfer of Knowledge:

Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on practice exercises



Laurie Wells, Audiologist/Senior Acoustics Regulatory Affairs Specialist, 3M Personal Safety Division, USA

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