Official 2014 Application Form

Starting this year, we are inviting third-party nominations for the Safe-in-Sound Award™. You can help us by identifying those who are striving for excellence and creating innovation in their hearing loss prevention programs by nominating them for this round of awards. Until now Award applications were exclusively self-nominations, which were submitted online. For an application to be considered complete, we require two letters of support: One letter should be from external sources familiar with the program and/or innovation, and the other should come from someone who has directly benefited from the innovation or program itself.

This year we invite third-parties to nominate candidates by submitting a letter directed to Dr. Deanna Meinke at , the Safe-in-Sound Expert Committee Coordinator. The letter should provide a brief description of the noise control or other hearing loss prevention initiatives and a brief description of any evidence of its effectiveness.

Once the letters are received and reviewed we will contact the nominees and encourage them to complete the online application form and obtain a second letter of support.  Self-nominations continue to be encouraged, even when not initiated by a third-party. If you have any questions, contact us

The Applications for the annual Hearing Loss Prevention awards are now available online. Before applying you may want to review the Award Rules and Eligibility .If you have any questions please send an email


Deadline for submission of Letter of Recommendation from third parties: July  21, 2014.

Self-Nomination Due Date: September 8, 2014 
First-round decisions: October 15, 2014
Final decisions: December 31, 2014
Award Recognition: at the 40th NHCA Annual Conference


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