‘HEAR’ on the Prairies 2023

This event was highly successful. We thank everyone who attended, and Made Safe for their support.

Watch for information our next full day event in 2024!

A ‘How To’ Workshop for Managing a Hearing Loss Prevention Program.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Made Safe

This workshop is designed  specifically  for  the  Audiometric Technician requiring a refresher and all employers, workers and safety professionals responsible for preventing noise induced hearing loss, including those involved in compensation claim management, occupational health nurses, and  hearing conservation managers in charge of their company  Hearing Loss Prevention Program


Karen Turner
Protec Hearing


#1 – Preventing noise-induced hearing loss by helping workers discover the value of healthy hearing
#2 – Technology to help workers hear and Communicate while wearing hearing protection

Ted Madison, M.A., CCC-A, CPS/A
Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Ted Madison is an audiologist in Saint Paul, Minnesota, specializing in hearing loss prevention. He retired from the 3M Company in 2019 and is currently a CAOHC-certified course director at the Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Minnesota. He is a Past-President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and a recipient of the 2002 NHCA Outstanding Lecture Award. Ted is a member of the expert committee for the Safe-in-Sound Award for Excellence in Hearing Conservation; an award that recognizes companies that are innovators in reducing noise-induced hearing loss.


Listen Close

Mackenzie Dewar, Au.D., M.A.
Doctor of Audiology
Registered Audiologist

Mackenzie Dewar, Au.D is a licensed audiologist having earned both her Master’s and Doctor of Audiology degrees from the University of Minnesota. Currently working in a private practice setting in Manitoba. Mackenzie offers diagnostic audiological evaluations and customized treatment plans for patients with hearing loss and tinnitus. Along with her clinical work, she assists with hearing conservation programs for various industries and is passionate about educating employers and employees on the importance of hearing health and the benefits of hearing protection devices to prevent loss.


#1 – Noise! – Occupational Noise Hazards Assessments, & Reporting
#2 – Protecting your Ears from Noise – there’s more to it than you think

Cory Graham
Owner of Hearing Innovators Inc
Audiometric Technician and Custom ear mold Designer

Cory has been implementing industrial hearing conservation programs for over 20 years. Through his company they conduct noise survey, hearing screenings, and make custom hearing protection. Cory’s main focus for the last 3 years has been custom earmolds manufacturing, with digital 3d printing and design.


Managing an effective Hearing Loss Prevention Program (HLPP)

Norma McCormick
Corporate Health Works, Inc.

Norma McCormick has been involved in standards development at the national and international level for over 30 years. Norma has participated in, and chaired several CSA Technical Committees and lead the Canadian delegations to two ISO Technical Committees for ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System and ISO 45003, Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. For her volunteer contribution to standards development to CSA, Norma received CSA’s Award of Merit.


7:30 amRegistration & Nibblies
8:00 – 8:15Introduction – Karen Turner
8:15 – 9:15Preventing Noise Induced Hearing Loss – Ted Madison
9:15 – 10:15Listen Close – Mackenzie Dewar
10:15 – 10:30BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 pmListen Close (cont’d)
12:00 – 1:00LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00Occupational Noise Hazards Assessments & Reporting – Cory Graham
2:00-3:00Technology to help workers hear and Communicate while wearing hearing protection
Ted Madison
3:15 – 4:00 Protecting your ears from Noise – Cory Graham
4:00 – 4:45CSA Standard New Edition Z1007:26 – Norma McCormick
4:45 pmWrap-Up

Made Safe – 1479 Buffalo Place


IPAM Members – $320.00/person
Non-Members – $350.00/person

This event contains 6.35 technical hour (0.1 CPD Point) and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP web site at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.


Cancellation of your registration is accepted until May 5th and registration fees will be refunded in full. After May 5th, registration fees, less $75 administration fee will be refunded. Registrations cancelled after May 12th, are non-refundable. Substitutions are weclomed.


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