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.
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