Appendix B
Agendas for Information-Gathering Meetings

MEETING I

MAY 12–13, 2004


The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.


Wednesday, May 12, 2004

11:30 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

 

Larry Humes, Ph.D.

Chair, Committee on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Associated with Military Service from World War II to the Present

 

Introductions by Committee Members and Meeting Attendees

11:45

Study Context and Goals, Sponsor Perspective

 

Michael Hodgson, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Occupational Health Program

Veterans Health Administration

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Discussion

12:30 p.m.

Lunch in meeting room



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Noise and Military Service: Implications for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Appendix B Agendas for Information-Gathering Meetings MEETING I MAY 12–13, 2004 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Wednesday, May 12, 2004 11:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks   Larry Humes, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Associated with Military Service from World War II to the Present   Introductions by Committee Members and Meeting Attendees 11:45 Study Context and Goals, Sponsor Perspective   Michael Hodgson, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Occupational Health Program Veterans Health Administration Department of Veterans Affairs   Discussion 12:30 p.m. Lunch in meeting room

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Noise and Military Service: Implications for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus 1:15 Study Origins and Intent, Congressional Perspective   Mary Schoelen, J.D. Deputy Staff Director (Benefits) and General Counsel Senate Veterans Affairs Committee   Discussion   Military Services’ Brief Perspectives on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Issues and Hearing Conservation Programs and History 2:00 Colonel David W. Chandler, Ph.D. Director, Army Audiology and Speech Center Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Audiology and Hearing Conservation Walter Reed Army Medical Center 2:20 John Page Occupational Audiology Team Leader Navy Environmental Health Center 2:40 Major Joseph J. Narrigan, Au.D. Deputy Commander Air Force Medical Element Andrews Air Force Base, MD 3:00 Commander Wade McConnell [by telephone] Chief, Environmental Health Division Office of Safety and Environmental Health U.S. Coast Guard 3:20 Discussion 3:45 Adjourn Open Session Thursday, May 13, 2004 10:00 a.m. Begin Open Session   Military Services’ Brief Perspectives on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Issues and Hearing Conservation Programs and History (continued)   Al Lillibridge Occupational Safety and Health Manager U.S. Marine Corps   Discussion 10:30 Adjourn Open Session

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Noise and Military Service: Implications for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus MEETING II JULY 19–20, 2004 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Monday, July 19, 2004 1:30 p.m. Introductory Remarks   Larry Humes, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Associated with Military Service   Introductions by Committee Members and Meeting Attendees 1:45 Military Services’ Data and Databases on Hearing, Hearing Conservation Programs, and Noise   Department of Defense and Army Data and Databases   Douglas Ohlin, Ph.D. Program Manager, Hearing Conservation U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine   Navy Data and Databases   John Page (by telephone) Occupational Audiology Team Leader Navy Environmental Health Center   Discussion 4:00 Adjourn Open Session Tuesday, July 20, 2004 9:15 a.m. Introductory Remarks   Larry Humes, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Associated with Military Service   Introductions by Committee Members and Meeting Attendees 9:20 Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Review and Examinations for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

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Noise and Military Service: Implications for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus   Veterans Health Administration:   Kyle Dennis, Ph.D. Audiology and Speech Pathology National Program Office Judy Schafer, Ph.D. Audiologist, VA Medical Center, Washington, D.C.   Veterans Benefits Administration:   Bradley Flohr Chief, Judicial/Advisory Review, Compensation and Pension   Discussion 11:30 Adjourn Open Session MEETING IV DECEMBER 6–7, 2004 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Tuesday, December 7, 2004 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:30 Introductory Remarks   Larry Humes, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Associated with Military Service   Introductions by Committee Members and Meeting Attendees 8:40 Shipboard Noise and Hearing Conservation Issues   Kurt Yankaskas Branch Manager, Human Systems Integration Programs Naval Sea Systems Command 9:20 Air Force Hearing Conservation Program   Major Robert Pluta, USAF Chief, Hearing Conservation Data Registry 10:00 Break

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Noise and Military Service: Implications for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus 10:15 Presentations by Veterans   Arnold Mathias Ansell (Mac) MacMillan Carroll Williams John Warwick Rick Weidman David Kayal   Discussion 12:00 p.m. Adjourn Open Session