Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC, has announced the formation of a Hearing Conservation Department to act as a focal point for the company's multi-faceted initiatives in research, training, and education, and to enhance its advisory role in standards regulation. Headquartered at the Howard Leight® facility in San Diego, CA, the new department is headed by Director of Hearing Conservation Brad Witt. Joining the staff as Hearing Conservation Manager, effective May 5, 2008, is Theresa Schulz, PhD, a renowned audiologist and Hearing Conservation specialist.Dr. Theresa Schulz began her career in Hearing Conservation as an audiologist for the U.S. Army for three years, and continued in the U.S. Air Force for eighteen years. Since her retirement from the military in 2004, she has worked in positions such as Vice President of Professional Operations for Sonomax, and most recently at NIOSH where she was team leader of the Hearing Loss Prevention Branch. Brad Witt has been an Industrial Audiologist for more than 25 years. He has degrees from Brigham Young and Northwestern Universities, and has practiced throughout the United States and the Middle East. For 14 years he managed Pacific Audiologics, providing Hearing Conservation services at 175 locations in the western United States. He is also a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (USA) and has been with Sperian Hearing Protection since 2004.