The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) appoints new Council Member

Milwaukee, WI – Carlos Esquivel, MD, FACS, FAAOA, was recently appointed to serve as a CAOHC Council Member representing the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Dr. Esquivel will provide guidance related to occupational hearing conservation programs, and prevention and treatment of occupational noise-induced hearing loss.

Dr. Esquivel’s term as a Council Member is five years.  As a Council member Dr. Esquivel will collaborate with leadership from our eight other component organizations to continue the mission of CAOHC, to advance best practices in hearing conservation worldwide.  In his professional life, Dr. Esquivel serves as a neurotologist with the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence.

CAOHC is a professional organization dedicated to educating, informing and guiding industry and those serving industry on the successful implementation of occupational hearing conservation programs to prevent occupational hearing loss. In addition to ASHA, the CAOHC Council consists of representatives from the following organizations: The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Academy of Audiology (AAA), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN),the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) and the Military Audiology Association (MAA).

For more information, contact CAOHC’s executive office at (414) 276-5338 or

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