SCIENCE AFTER DARK LECTURE SERIES
“Walter Reed Hospital Research Scientist Presents
Military Combat-Induced Hearing Loss and Prevention”
The Central Coast STEM Collaborative (CCSTEM), will continue its ongoing informal, educational lecture series “Science After Dark” with a lecture at 6:30pm, October 18, 2016 at Luis Wine Bar in San Luis Obispo. The series is scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month through May, 2017. See the SciAD page.
Hearing is known to play an essential role in military operations. However, the battlefield is also an extremely noisy place and our nation’s warfighters are often reluctant to wear hearing protection out of fear of losing their situational awareness. As a result, noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) are the two most common permanent injuries suffered by service members in the US military. Join Research Audiologist Ben Sheffield for an evening examining the impact that hearing loss has on combat operations and the steps that are being taken at our nation’s hospital to eliminate the unfortunate tradeoff that soldiers are often faced with to sacrifice their hearing in order to protect their lives.
Where: Luis Wine Bar, 1021 Higuera Street, SLO (must be over age 21)
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: Discussion starts at 6:30pm, come early to get settled and order your beverage. Light appetizers available for purchase, or you may bring your own food. All beverages must be purchased at Luis Wine Bar. Selections include wine, beer, organic sodas, coffee, and tea.
Cost: $5.00 cover charge