Do you work or play in a loud environment? Everyone from factory workers to musicians are at risk for irreversible hearing damage. Proper ear protection can prevent hearing loss.
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EAR PROTECTION FOR MUSICIANS
Professional musicians’ main hazard of work is the fact that they are working in a high decibel environment in which hearing loss, tinnitus, hypersensitivity to sound and sound distortion can result, especially over time.
If you’re a musician using traditional in-ear earplugs, it’s time to make a change! These will not work as they reduce sound by muffling low-to-mid-range frequencies. We provide custom musicians ear molds that can protect the musician’s ears from loud sounds without distorting what they hear, which is important on the job.
OCCUPATIONAL HEARING PROTECTION
Wow! Did you know that approximately 22 million workers in various industries are exposed to dangerous noise levels at work, causing an estimated $242 million per year to be spent on worker’s compensation due to hearing loss disability?
Long term hearing problems can and will occur with loud, constant sounds that you’re hearing all day long at work. Also, loud, short, sudden noises (such as gunfire, motorcycles, loud music, etc.) are more damaging to hearing than regular and extended exposure to loud sounds over a period of time.
NIOSH highly recommends a hearing loss prevention program if you work in these types of environments where your hearing is at risk. This includes the use of hearing protection devices, periodic hearing tests and education for workers.
When properly fitted, (and with the proper type) earplugs can significantly help reduce loud noises and prevent hearing damage and loss. Hearing protectors which are not properly fitted to the wearer’s ears do not effectively prevent damaging noises from penetrating the ear canal.
NIOSH recommends a hearing loss prevention program that includes the use of hearing protection devices, periodic hearing tests and education for workers along with administrative controls that include accurate record keeping, evaluations and audits.
When properly fitted, earplugs can significantly reduce loud noises and prevent hearing damage and loss. Hearing protectors not properly fitted to the wearer’s ears do not effectively prevent damaging noises from penetrating the ear canal.
EAR PROTECTION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
In law enforcement, your sense of hearing is crucial for being able to perform your job to the best of your ability. However, extremely loud noises which inadvertently happen on the job can compromise your hearing, such as a gunshot, especially in close proximity or confined areas. The potential damage to your hearing could be severe and could result in irreversible hearing loss. Make sure you are taking all the preventive measures possible to avoid this.
EAR PROTECTION FOR HUNTERS AND RECREATIONAL SHOOTERS
It is generally thought that loud noises in excess of 90 decibels are harmful to hearing over prolonged exposure. Gunfire typically exceeds 130 decibels and always requires reliable, quality hearing protection, which can prevent needless and permanent damage to hearing.
Sadly, as many as 50 percent of all recreational shooters may suffer some degree of hearing loss.
Hunting is an activity which requires the ability to hear very soft sounds, this will benefit your hunting game! Make sure you are protecting your ears so you can be a successful hunter for years to come. Fortunately, hunters have many options for hearing protection. Not only can they choose from custom or over-the-counter ear plugs or earmuffs, they can also choose technologically advanced protection devices (electronic ear plugs) that provide amplification while reducing the sounds of gunfire down to a safe level.
Electronic ear plugs enhance the sounds around you, such as game movement, while reducing the sound of gunfire to a safe level. This helps prevent damage to your hearing. Electronic earplugs are available in custom molds as well as less expensive models.
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