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All WiSys events through April 30 are cancelled

If you have questions, please feel free to contact WiSys Director of Patents & Licensing Jennifer Souter at jennifer@wisys.org or 608-316-5107.

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Updates about WiSys' operations during the coronavirus situation.

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How are researchers working to improve the auditory realm of occupational environments?

Evidence has been accumulating towards the impact of noise induced hearing loss among employees in occupations that are not traditionally monitored for occupational noise exposure. Many of these non-traditional occupations are exposed to intermittent doses of noise on duty and involve two way communication devices or other noise sources on a daily basis. Traditional noise dosimetry and sound level measurements often do not take into account all noise entering the ear. UW-Whitewater Assistant Professor Lynn Gilbertson, along with Dr. Donna Vosburgh and Timothy Klein, are working to develop a prototype that will more effectively measure noise levels in the ear canal.

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