Members of the newly formed Audiology Student Association at IUP
will present a poster at the Straight Scoop on
Shale conference in Pittsburgh.
The November 23, 2013, conference is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters and will be held at the Heinz History
Center in Pittsburgh from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The conference will feature
nationally known speakers presenting on research regarding the impact of shale
gas “fracking” operations on human and animal health. The Straight Scoop will
be a cross between a health fair and a convention, with presentations from local
and international healthcare professionals, interactive exhibits from health
organizations, and demonstrations of low-cost water and air monitors.
The IUP students will inform conference
participants about the effects of heavy industry noise on hearing and health,
and provide information about the profession of audiology, in general, to those
interested in protecting and preserving their hearing.