Beth A. Cooper, PE, INCE.Bd.Cert., Fellow/INCE USA
Beth Cooper is an acoustical engineer and hearing conservationist with more than 30 years of experience in acoustics, noise control, hearing loss prevention, and occupational health. She is the owner and principal of Beth Cooper Acoustics a leading provider of high quality CAOHC-approved hearing conservation certification and recertification courses.
During her 30-year NASA engineering career, Ms. Cooper served as an internal hearing conservation consultant to NASA’s Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer, providing specialized support for the agency’s occupational health and engineering communities and contributing as a subject matter expert to the development of key agency policies governing both occupational and space flight noise exposure. Her extensive experience in hearing loss prevention began with the development and implementation of comprehensive best practice hearing conservation and community noise programs for the Glenn Research Center, which she managed from 1994 until 1999.
Ms. Cooper served as the 2014 President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and as NHCA Director of Communication 2006 – 2008. From 1999 – 2005, she represented the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) on the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), where she wrote extensively for the CAOHC Update newsletter, contributed to the development of CAOHC’s certification training programs for Course Directors and Hearing Conservation Program Professional Supervisors, and held the position of CAOHC Council Chair from 2003 – 2005. She currently serves as the INCE representative to ANSI S12 Accredited Standards Committee and the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 43/SC 1 on Noise.
Ms. Cooper has authored more than 75 papers, articles, and presentations in the areas of hearing loss prevention, noise control, and acoustics and is the developer or instructor of more than 100 highly regarded workshops, courses, and seminars on noise control and hearing loss prevention topics. She has been a CAOHC-certified Course Director since 2000 and maintains an active schedule of publicly advertised and private client courses in cities around the United States.
Ms. Cooper has no financial relationship with any sources nor any conflict-of-interest related to this course.
Ms. Cooper does not endorse any commercial products.
My co-instructor for certification courses is Richard W. Danielson, PhD, a CAOHC-certified Course Director and Professional Supervisor who has authored several chapters of the CAOHC Hearing Conservation Manual.
Richard W. Danielson, PhD, Board Certified in Audiology, CPS/A
Dick Danielson is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, with dual appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and in the Center for Space Medicine. Since 2003, he has been the Manager for Audiology and Hearing Conservation at NASA-Johnson Space Center. There, he leads a NASA program aimed at preventing noise-induced hearing loss (during spaceflight and ground-based missions) among NASA’s astronauts, pilots, and other employees. He also collaborates with NASA and international partners towards resolution of auditory and acoustic issues on the International Space Station.
Prior to his work with NASA, Colonel (Ret.) Danielson held several senior leadership positions in the U.S. Army during his 28-year career, which included serving during Operation Desert Storm as the Officer-in-Charge of the first Audiology Task Force ever deployed to a combat theater. In addition to his exceptional military career, Dr. Danielson has held numerous national leadership roles in several audiology-related professional organizations. In 2014, he was recognized by the National Hearing Conservation Association with its Outstanding Conservationist Award for contributions and achievements in the field of hearing conservation. Dr. Danielson has chaired the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and served for 13 years on its national council, where he was instrumental in revising CAOHC’s curricula for certification and recertification of course directors and professional supervisors of audiometric monitoring. He is currently active as a CAOHC-certified Course Director and Professional Supervisor and has authored several chapters of the CAOHC Hearing Conservation Manual. Dr. Danielson has been the Chair of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation Board of Trustees, and has served as the president of the Texas Academy of Audiology, the Washington Society of Audiology, and the Military Audiology Association. He has also held faculty appointments at several universities, where he has taught, supervised research, published, and mentored.
Dr. Danielson has no financial relationship with any sources nor any conflict-of-interest related to this course.
Dr. Danielson does not endorse any commercial products.