October 15 – 18, 2013 – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area

4 days – 3 events sponsored by

with additional support provided by

                   

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND ANY OR ALL OF THE EVENTS – CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

1. October 15 & 16 - Conference – INNOVATIONS IN NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS PREVENTION IN KIDS.  - 3M Innovation Center, 2326 Minnehaha Avenue, Maplewood, MN

  • Tentative Conference Program 2013 – 9-24-13 - COMPLIMENTARY EVENT!

  • A two-day information and demonstration event providing the participants with the most current information regarding noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus in children and state-of-the-art interventions and dissemination methodologies for effective prevention.
  • Students, teachers, pediatricians, public health experts, clinical and educational audiologists, speech-language pathologists, music educators, museum educators, industrial and military representatives, hearing conservationists, industrial hygienists, school nurses, hearing loss prevention advocates, all coming together to share information.
  • Dress code for all events in the 3M Innovation Center – Business Casual – NO JEANS PLEASE.


2. October 17 & 18   Dangerous Decibels Educator Training Workshop  at the 3M Innovation Center-
COMPLIMENTARY EVENT!

  • Join as we prepare and equip you to deliver a fun hands-on 50-minute program that is effective in changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors about hearing loss prevention. The program was designed to teach 4th graders but we have found that it works well for all ages, occupations, and cultures. Learn more…
  • Dress code for all events in the 3M Innovation Center – Business Casual – NO JEANS PLEASE.

2. October 16 (evening event)   - How Loud is Your Music – a Jolene Family Reunion and U-Build-It Jolene Workshop.  

  • Tartan Park, 11455 20th Street North
    Lake Elmo, MN 55042  - 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • This event is free and open to the public – all ages.  Bring your iPod or other MP3 play and let our mannequin, Jolene, tell you how loud you are really listening to your music.
  • Meet Jolene’s “sibling” from around the world and find out how they are saving hearing in their communities.
  • Build your own Jolene with our help. We will supply the mannequin. There will be a limited number of mannequins available so bring your friends and/or colleagues and work as a team – first-come, first served.

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND ANY OR ALL EVENTS. Please click here to register.  

Accommodation in St. Paul – If you are looking for a place to stay while in the area, there are many hotels to chose from and we have identified a couple that are relatively close by (within 3 miles) to the 3M Innovation Center. We do not have special rates arranged with them but they receive good reviews online.  They are Best Western Regency Plaza (http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/MN/Oakdale-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Regency-Plaza-Hotel—St–Paul-East/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=24131 ) and the Sheraton Woodbury ( http://www.sheratonstpaulwoodbury.com/ ) . Each has a shuttle to help get you to the 3M Center.

Transportation – If you will need transportation to get to Tartan Park for the Tuesday evening dinner or the How Loud is Your Music event, please contact our office.

ADA Accommodation – If you need disability assistance while attending any of the events, please contact our office.

Please contact Linda Howarth for more information or to receive updates on these events – howarthl@ohsu.edu or 503-494-0670

Ongoing program support for the Dangerous Decibels program is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Research Centers Program, through the cooperative agreement # 1U48DP001937