13 Jun 2016

Custom Earplugs – What’s the benefit?

Custom Earplugs – Points to Consider…

Custom earplugs are an alternative to ear defenders and disposables, with a very distinct difference. They are individually suited to each user, moulded to your ear shape which provides you with protection as well other long term benefits.

The HSE’s View on Custom Earplugs

custom earplugsA market survelliance report was carried out by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) to find the benefits and drawbacks of custom earplugs. They compared five models, and we were model C in the testing – ProtectHear® proved to be the most user friendly out of all five – read the report.

It has been proved in the main findings of real world use and performance of hearing protection that only 60% of people that are using hearing protection are actually fully protected. This is why it is very important to implement appropriate products or educate people so that employees (and employers!) are fully protected.

Being fitted for a custom product is a quick and simple process that takes five minutes. Our fully qualified team members take an impression of each individuals ear shape, which offers guaranteed protection to a safe attenuated level. Manufactured with a soft silicone our product allows the user to wear the product all day with no discomfort, they are washable and come with their own carry case. over five years the product offers significant savings compared to disposable earplugs. To find our more please contact us.

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03 Jun 2016

Industrial Deafness – It can be stopped!

Industrial Deafness – What is it?

Industrial deafness is hearing loss due to a working environment where you are not fully protected from high levels of noise. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have put in guidelines that if a workplace is 85 dB or above, hearing protection is mandatory  – if the levels are 80 dB then advice and options should be given. Companies must now abide under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. In the UK alone over 1 million workers are at risk of damaging their hearing, being exposed to noise which is above the legal action level.

How Can it be Prevented?

Noise Control – The noise can be controlled by reducing or eliminating it at source, so the noise will be below the mandatory/advisory level.

Hearing Protection – providing hearing protection to employees is another option, there are many forms of protection used such as disposables, ear defenders and custom moulded ear plugs.

How can ProtectHear® help?

Our ear plugs fully protect all users as they are perfectly suited to each individual. The soft silicone makes it a comfortable product that can be worn all day, yet still allow communication, whilst attenuating loud noises to a safe level. Our main product is a step in the right direction for preventing any future claims as a result of industrial deafness.

If you are already affected by industrial deafness we do have solutions for you… Our electronic products act as a hearing protector for the hard of hearing in the working environment. This clever technology allows you to communicate when needed with the product, and is equipped with volume settings.

Contact us for more information.

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