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                 Acoustical News
 Elaine Moran
Acoustical Society of America Melville, New York 11747
  tions. As chair of the ANSI Working Group on hearing protectors, Berger has labored tirelessly since 1985 to establish relevant standards that sup- port hearing conservation efforts. He is a Past President of NHCA and current- ly serves as NHCA’s Historian.
The mission of the NHCA is to pre- vent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA's membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, physicians and occupational health nurses, educators, professional service organizations, safety profession- als, engineers, audio professionals, stu- dents, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hear- ing loss prevention.
Leo L. Beranek
Leo Beranek receives IEEE award
Leo L. Beranek was awarded the IEEE Founders Medal for outstanding contributions in the leadership, plan- ning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and elec- tronics engineering profession, spon- sored by the IEEE Foundation. He was cited “For leadership as a co-founder of a premier consulting firm that shaped modern acoustical practice and laid the
   Elliott H. Berger
Elliott Berger receives NHCA award
Elliott H. Berger, Division Scientist for 3M’s Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division, was awarded the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Lifetime Achievement Award at the NHCA’s 38th Annual Conference to be held February 21-23, 2013 in St.Petersburg, Florida.
The award represents the highest honor bestowed by the NHCA and is intended to recognize a lifetime of extraordinary accomplishment in the field of hearing loss prevention and in service to NHCA. Elliott Berger was recognized for his significant and last- ing contributions to hearing conserva- tion and to NHCA as evidenced by his extensive body of quality work.
Elliott Berger has been a driving force in hearing loss prevention research and training, establishing national and international standards and regulations, and personal hearing protection product development for over 35 years. Through his role at 3M (previously E-A-R and Aearo Technologies), Berger has helped direct the industry’s approach to the preven- tion of hearing loss due to occupation- al and environmental noise. Berger is perhaps most widely known as a respected author and editor of hearing- conservation-related books, book chapters, peer-reviewed papers and articles, and through hundreds of national and international presenta-
groundwork for the Internet, and for public service.”
Leo L. Beranek is an Honorary Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. He has served the Society in many roles including Vice President (1949-50) and President (1954-55). In addition to Honorary Fellowship, Leo has be awarded the Society’s R. Bruce Lindsay Award (1944), Wallace Clement Sabine Medal (1961), and the Gold Medal (1975).
Allan Chesney
New president of The Institute of Acoustics
The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Allan Chesney.
Allan Chesney served in the Royal Air Force, where he originally trained as a mechanical engineer. He worked as national policy manager for the Learning and Skills Council and then as head of Northamptonshire Adult Learning Service, during which time he served on numerous national policy groups at the Departments for Education and Business Innovation and Skills.
IOA President Bridget Shield said: “I’m delighted to welcome Allan aboard. His previous experience and enthusiasm make him ideally placed to
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