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Friday, February 8 • 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Facilitating Corporate Adoption of Hearing Conservation Improvements and Best Practice

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1. Identify opportunities for introducing improvements

2. Classify internal stakeholders

3. Review methods of continual improvement  Improvements can be based on many small changes rather than radical changes.

Ideas can and should come from the workers themselves, they are less likely to be radically different, and therefore easier to implement. Ideas can and should come from the talents of the workforce, as opposed to top-down implementation or consultants which could be expensive and potential sources of conflict.

All employees should continually be seeking ways to improve their own performance. It helps encourage workers to take ownership for their hearing health which requires an element of education and awareness.  Applying the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle as a quality management problem-solving approach and as a tool for stakeholder buy-in and organizational adoption of hearing conservation improvements. A particular challenge for organizations in implementing the PDCA cycle in hearing conservation is being able to demonstrate leading performance indicators. Automated, cost effective, accurate and simple measuring and reporting on performance can be of large organizational value by demonstrating ROI and supporting continual improvement and stakeholder buy in.


David Greenberg

Prior to working in the NIHL field Dr David Greenberg worked as an NHS Clinical Audiologist in London, UK, and as a Research Audiologist in hearable medical device trials and oto-pharmaceutical clinical trials. Following the completion of a PhD in Auditory Neuroscience focussing on... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 3:20pm - 3:40pm PST
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