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Elliott H. Berger
After receiving his M.S. in Acoustical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Elliott joined E•A•R, the company that invented foam earplugs, in 1976. Today, still working for that same company, now part of 3M, he is Division Scientist, and the person responsible for the E•A•RCALSM acoustical laboratory. He conducts research and development in hearing protection, hearing conservation, and the effects of noise on hearing, and has written over 60 articles on hearing protection/conservation, and was the principal editor for the 4th and 5th editions of the AIHA Noise Manual. Elliott chairs ANSI working group S12/WG11 on hearing protectors, served on a National Academy of Science committee evaluating hearing loss in the military, is a past recipient of the National Hearing Conservation Association's Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award, and in 1993, 1998, and 2001 received their Outstanding Lecture Award too. Elliott is a Past President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), Past-Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's (AIHA) Committee on Noise and a Fellow of the Association, a past Board Member of the of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and an affiliate of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).