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Hearing Protection in High Noise Environment Using Next Generation Ear Plugs

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Workplace safety not only applies to prevention of injuries; it also encompasses the environment as a whole, which includes protection of hearing and vision. One of the primary health hazards in …

Workplace safety not only applies to prevention of injuries; it also encompasses the environment as a whole, which includes protection of hearing and vision. One of the primary health hazards in manufacturing industries is damage to hearing. In this article, we will look into a special hearing protection device, ear plugs, which are available for hearing protection in high noise environments


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  • 1. Hearing Protection in High Noise Environment Using Next Generation Ear PlugsWorkplace safety not only applies to prevention of injuries; it also encompasses theenvironment as a whole, which includes protection of hearing and vision. One of the primaryhealth hazards in manufacturing industries is damage to hearing. In this article, we will lookinto a special hearing protection device, ear plugs, which are available for hearing protectionin high noise environments.Innovatively designed, communication enabled electronic earplugs are today available forpeople who require an unobtrusive design, combined with unparalleled communicationfunctionality. Such high technology ear plugs are today have all the features of traditionalhearing protectors, but with the added benefit of allowing users to hear speech whilststaying protected in high noise environments.Some of the features of these innovative next-generation ear plugs include the following. 1. The communication enabled earplugs provide easy to use, maximum comfort hearing protection that allows clear communication beyond 85dB. 2. They also enable face-to-face, two-way and cell phone communication. 3. They are very easy to operate and can be worn discreetly around the neck, or in a pocket resembling an MP3 player. 4. Additionally, it can be used by workers in traditional settings as well as new markets including the domestic, entertainment, hospitality and security industries. 5. For workers who are employed in closed areas like mining or aviation, these ear plugs offer optimized hearing and speech clarity when used with cell phones. Know more on safety ear muffs.This next generation, patented ear plugs come in exciting packages which include thefollowing. 1. Allows for communication in environments above 80db. 2. Protection features against all forms of noise – Impact, Intermittent, and Continuous. 3. Allows workers to safely hear your surroundings whilst also hearing speech. 4. Allows workers situational awareness, or the ability to identify the direction of speech and other sounds. 5. They include an MP3 Interface. 6. The package includes replaceable ear tips. 7. Allows for long talk times providing 12+ hours continuous talk time. 8. It is industrial ruggedized and comes with at least a year’s warranty period.With so many hearing hazards predominant in mining, aviation, manufacturing and healthcare industries, it becomes all the more important for employees to consider the use ofthese innovative ear plugs during work hours.Know more on: Ear muffs High noise communication.

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