Preserve Your Hearing with Next Gen Hearing Protection Devices

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Hearing protection devices are an absolute necessity in situations where noise levels are extremely high as exposure to noise can cause permanent hearing loss or tinnitus. In order to protect employees’ hearing, employers should conduct sound surveys, especially in places like airport tarmacs, industrial environments, factories, and music events, in order to control noise exposures, enroll affected employees in a hearing conservation programs and provide hearing protection devices.

There is a wide variety of hearing protectors available, including ear muffs, foam and preformed ear plugs and canal caps that can be effective at keeping the ear drums safe and operating correctly in noisy work environments. But most of the traditional devices isolate the wearer from the environment and reduce the ability to identify and localize sound sources. This degrades situational awareness and subsequently readiness and safety. Moreover, due to the high attenuation of double HPD systems (earmuffs and earplugs), users must remove these HPDs for face-to-face communications, which is awkward, time consuming, and exposes the user to high acoustic noise levels.

To achieve maximum protection from an HPD, regulatory compliance and the growing need for hearing protection solutions that allow workers to hear in high noise environments and maintain situational awareness while working have created a market for an innovative hearing protection device.

Ear Plugs - In an environment where there are very loud or sudden noises or where there is a near constant level of noise, ear plugs are the sturdiest and best protection. These are commonly used in shooting ranges and industrial environments. They are comfortable and cover the ears well, but do not let much noise get through.

Features of smart earphones:

(a) Isolate and enhance speech while suppressing harmful background noise
(b) Maintain situational awareness, which is critical for safety
(c) Fit comfortably in the ear canal
(d) Optimize hearing and speech clarity via face-to-face, two-way and cell phone
(e) Formable and made of expandable foam; one size fits most people
(f) Binaural capability allows wearer to hear the direction of speech and other sounds

(g) Industrial ruggedized
(h) Wireless Bluetooth connection to cellular phones and other Bluetooth® devices

Ear Muffs - Ear muffs enable clear and safe communication in high noise environments. These devices fit against the head and enclose the external ears entirely. The inside of the muff cup is lined with acoustic foam which can reduce noise by as much as 15 to 30 decibels. Ear muffs are often used in conjunction with ear plugs to protect against noise usually at or above 105 decibels. Most new ear muffs now deliver speech quality and functionality that sets a new benchmark for communication-enabled hearing protection.

The features of ear muffs are:

(a) Protection against impact and continuous sound
(b) Made out of impact proof PP for rugged use.
(c) Fully dielectric and safe from electrical hazards
(d) Polyurethane / liquid filled ear cushion for comfort and maximum attenuation
(e) Protects against all kinds of noise – Impact, Intermittent, continuous
(f) Safely hear your surroundings while also hearing speech
(g) Binaural capability allows the wearer to hear the direction of speech and other sounds
(h) Face to face communication up to 95dB
(i) Two way radio interface
(j) Replaceable ear tips
(k) Wireless Bluetooth connection to cellular phones and other Bluetooth devices
(l) Noise cancelling boom mic
(m) The communication headsets come in stylishly designed and durable adjustable headband.

These innovative and hi-tech hearing protection devices are here to stay as they are needed in all high noise environments. Before buying these hi-tech devices you should thoroughly research and buy the ones most suited for your environment.

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