Audiology Student Association will Present at Straight Scoop on Shale Conference

Posted on 10/30/2013 8:57:10 PM

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. IUP Audiology Student Association

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.