In the defense against hazardous noise exposure, earmuffs have the advantage of including electronics. Electronic earmuffs not only provide significant reduction of hazardous noise, but also offer an impressive array of options for specialized applications.
So you think thereâ€™s nothing new to learn about using hearing protectors? After all, hazardous noise has been around for a long time; youâ€™ve heard it all before, right? Well, letâ€™s check your hearing conservation know-how with this quick â€œtrue/falseâ€ test of fact or fiction.
After 20 years of having hearing conservation standards in industry, noise-induced hearing loss continues to be one of the most common workplace injuries. Why does hearing loss still occur when an OSHA-standard program is in place?
3 keys to motivate workers to use hearing protection
The best way to protect your hearing from hazardous noise exposure is to consistently use hearing protectors around loud noise.â€ This may sound like a basic instruction to most people, but to an employee who has experienced hearing loss due to noise exposure, this same instruction, if given audibly, may sound like this: â€œDa be way oo roec your hearing rom haardu noi eboer i oo onidindly oo hearing roecer around loud noi.â€