Dr. Thomas Thunder, your course director, is both an audiologist and a noise control engineer. He is principal of Acoustic Associates, Ltd. and has over 30 years of experience in auditing hearing conservation programs, conducting STS and work-relatedness reviews, fitting and evaluating hearing protection, and investigating worker compensation claims. Tom is an adjunct professor at Rush University in Chicago and has taught hearing conservation, acoustics, and psychoacoustics in its highly-rated audiology program since 1987. He was also on staff at Northern Illinois University for 10 years teaching courses in hearing science, audiological assessment, and the effects of noise. A member of numerous professional organizations, Tom is Past-President of the Illinois Academy of Audiology and Past-President of the Chicago Regional Acoustical Society of America.
Our guest speakers have extensive knowledge based on their established training, background, and years of experience in medicine, nursing, and acoustical engineering. Current speakers include: Cynthia Manfredi, MD, Lisa Gumina, AuD, and Steve Thunder, BSE.
Face2Face Location & Accommodations (see our ONLINE Courses)
Our seminars are held at the Doubletree Schaumburg, only 20 minutes west of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and easily accessible from expressways. The Doubletree is located just blocks from the nationally renowned Woodfield Mall and is within easy reach of outstanding restaurants, shops, and theaters. Below is a special online only rate link, as long as rooms area available.
Tradition & Style
- First and only completely Online CAOHC courses
- Over 35 years of course CAOHC training
- The #1 CAOHC seminar in the Midwest
- Accelerated learning techniques
- Auditory and practical demonstrations
- Instructors with extensive experience
- Relaxed and informal atmosphere with casual dress
Tom Thunder is a great instructor with a fantastic sense of humor! I will recommend his class to others and will refer employees to his practice.
I would highly recommend this training course to anyone working in occ med … one of the better seminars I’ve attended.
This was the BEST class I have taken in 20 years. Very relaxed – and well versed.
Loved the atmosphere (round tables, music, refreshments). Really liked the visual aids, demonstrations, explanations, passing things around, etc.
Thomas was very professional yet added humor. Much better than a 3-day course taken in Wisconsin 5 years ago
This is one of the best classes I have attended, and I have attended (and taught) MANY!