Your Ears Rock
Thursday, June 23, 3PM
If you teach, perform, listen to, and love music, your ears are your most important instrument.
- Have you ever had ringing in your ears after a concert or sporting event?
- Do your loved ones, friends, and/or co-workers tell you or do you tell them that they do not listen, listen to the television/radio loudly, or say what/huh a lot?
- Does your employer require the use of hearing protection in compliance with OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 due to exposure to hazardous sound levels?
- Do you enjoy teaching and listening to music or playing an instrument?
- Do you mow the lawn or use power tools?
If you said “YES” to any or all of the above, this is a presentation you will want to hear!
Your Ears Rock Hearing Conservation Program is designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of music-induced hearing loss and Tinnitus in an experiential way by improving knowledge, awareness, accessibility, and self-efficacy of noise-induced hearing loss prevention best practices through evidence-based educational training, hands on demonstrations, sound simulations, and more.
In compliance with state and federal OSHA Hearing Conservation Standard 29 CFR 1910.95
- what is sound
- how do we hear
- how loud is too loud
- how to properly select and wear hearing protection
- understanding audiograms and dosimetry testing
- treating hearing loss and tinnitus
- and more!
The benefits include safer and healthier teachers and students, better communication, improved concentration and productivity, decreased fatigue, lower healthcare costs, reduced permanent worker’s compensation claims, and other personal safety and wellness improvements.
Brian Felsen, 36, is a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) and Chief Hearing Loss Preventionist of Your Ears Rock. A passionate leader dedicated to educating, motivating, and training individuals and organizations in an effort to reduce the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tinnitus, the most common permanent and preventable occupational injury in the world, in compliance with state and federal OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95.
Today, with a lifetime of mostly self-imposed, unknowing overexposure to hazardous sound levels Brian now travels to corporations, events, school districts, municipalities, organizations, associations, conferences, and more throughout North America inspiring people to protect, preserve, and treat their hearing health through evidence-based education, awareness, accessibility to best practices, and uniquely branded hearing protection products for youth and adults.
Aside from his life’s work, Brian is a golfer, reader, volunteer to many causes, musician, music lover of all genres and lover of all animals, especially dogs and his late, beloved border collie-mix rescue, Minnea (pronounced like “Mini”, short for Minneapolis).