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3M Earmuff Series to provide hearing protection up to 31 decibels

3M Peltor X Series Earmuffs offer unparalleled noise reduction and comfort
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3M™ Peltor™ X Series Earmuffs are the first earmuffs on the market from 3M to provide workers with Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) values up to 31 decibels (dB). Built with innovative foam cushion technology and ear cups that tilt for optimum comfort and efficiency, the Peltor X Series earmuffs offer a new standard in design, comfort and protection.


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AIHA backs VPP bill, NY cracks down on ear buds
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From climate change to a statute of limitations on OSHA citations to cleaning jobs and asthma, here are the week’s top OEHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com:


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NY’s Bloomberg takes aim at hearing loss from ear buds

iPods can reach noise level of jet airplanes
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In an effort to head off hearing loss – particularly among young people -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a quarter-million dollar effort to warn of the dangers of using personal listening devices (PLDs) at high volumes.


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NIOSH and NHCA present 2013 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards

Vulcan Materials Company, Johns Manville, Dangerous Decibels recognized
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), has announced the winners of the 2013 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™.


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NIOSH and NHCA present 2013 hearing loss prevention awards

Innovation recognized
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), has announced this year’s winners of the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™.


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Cadmium and lead linked to hearing loss in U.S. adults

Even low levels can damage hearing
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Low levels of two common metals may contribute to hearing loss, according to a study published recently in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers found that lead and cadmium – even at levels below national workplace standards set by OSHA – can damage hearing.


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Weekly News Round-up

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From nanotechnology exposure guidelines to unusually large fines for a Sinclair Oil refinery in Wyoming to electrical safety, here are the week's top EHS-related news stories as featured on ISHN.com:


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Hearing loss, cognitive decline associated in older people, study says

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Hearing loss among older adults appears to be associated with faster cognitive decline than people without hearing loss, researchers found, in a report published in the Los Angeles Times.


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Hearing damage on the rise among U.S. adolescents

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Hearing loss is common and, in young persons, can compromise social development, communication skills, and educational achievement. A survey was conducted to examine the current prevalence of hearing loss in U.S. adolescents and determine whether it has changed over time, with results published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).


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Mayo Clinic: Don’t live in a cone of silence; get hearing loss help

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Hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age (presbycusis) is common, according to the Mayo Clinic. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 75 and close to one-half of those older than 75 have some degree of hearing loss.


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