Exposure to high levels of noise can cause hearing loss and may cause other harmful health effects as well. Not only can acute risks like sharp sudden noises damage the delicate cilia in your ears, but chronic noises like the dull roar of equipment over time can have the same effect.
Earplugs and hearing bands are convenient options. Earplugs come in a variety of materials and sizes to fit almost every ear canal. Hearing bands allow for intermittent use and can be worn around the neck when not in use.
Earmuffs come in a variety of options as well. Some can be cap-mounted and designed to be used with welding helmets or hard hats. Banded options exist and can provide comfortable alignment to the head.
Dosimeters and sound level meters can help you properly measure noise dose on the job site. Knowing what workers are exposed to can help you provide hearing protection with the right level of protection , or Noise Reduction Rating (NRR).
To protect your workers from hearing loss, there are several options to choose from. Browse top-rated products from the leaders in hearing protection including Moldex®, 3M™, Howard Leight, Casella and more! Empire Safety & Supply can help you find the right hearing protection for you.