Midlands Regional Webinar: Has Noise Risk Reduction Failed?

Noise risk reduction has failed. Discussing a new approach which cuts risk by more than 75%.

Combining advances in PPE, noise control and audiology is now best practice.

The traditional approach to noise risk reduction in the workplace has failed. As a result, many have, and are continuing, to suffer unnecessary hearing damage and the related health hazards of the increased risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. This is a risk that is 100% preventable - provided an updated, more effective approach is adopted.

The workshop provides a pragmatic guide to the revised best practices and how best to implement them to reduce hearing damage risk by >75%. As the changes can often be made at no extra cost compared with current hearing conservation programmes, widespread adoption should be rapid.

This new and effective best practice update has been born from the collaboration of 3 leaders and innovators in their fields: Rob Shepheard (health surveillance), Peter Wilson (noise assessment and control) and David Greenberg (innovative PPE). The presentation shows exactly where and why the current approach has failed and provides details of the necessary changes that delegates can take away with them.


Rob Shepheard, Consultant Clinical Audiologist

Rob has for 37 years worked in hospitals helping treat people with hearing and balance disorders. He specialises in tinnitus and prevention of induced auditory conditions. For the last 25 years, in addition to his clinical role, he has worked in diverse environments from industry to motorsport preventing noise induced hearing loss. He was asked by the FIA to research the issue of noise exposure and hearing in Formula 1. More recently as audiologist for the Royal College of Music, Healthy Conservatoires Network and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine and has written best practice guidelines to protect the auditory health of performers in the UK. He sits on the national and international technical committees that creates the European safety standards relating to hearing protection, and is Chair of the Music & Entertainment SIG for UK Hearing Conservation Association.

Peter Wilson, Technical Director at INVC

In addition to a mechanical engineering degree and an MSc in Acoustics and Vibration, Peter has spent 40 years honing his practical skills in the field of noise and vibration engineering. He has acquired a considerable reputation for developing innovative, award-winning and patented noise control techniques across a very wide range of applications and industries. He also developed the Institute of Occupational Health (IOSH) competency training courses in both noise and vibration (HAVS) and is in great demand internationally as an informative, entertaining and sometimes controversial speaker.

Dr David Greenberg, CEO and Founder of Eave

EAVE is a UK health-tech company dedicated to ending the isolation and loneliness caused by hearing loss. Prior to founding Eave, Dr. Greenberg was an NHS clinical and research audiologist, taught Hearing Science at the UCL Medical School and School of Audiology, and received a PhD in Auditory Neuroscience for his published work on the neural mechanisms underlying hearing, deafness, and communication. Dr Greenberg is a Trustee of the British Society of Audiology, DeafKidz International, and the UK Hearing Conservation Association.