Hearing loss isn’t the first injury that comes to mind when an arc fault occurs. The light and heat emitted by the massive electrical explosion – the arc flash – can cause life-threatening and life-altering burns to the skin, compression injuries and loss of limbs if workers are left unprotected.
Noise monitoring specialist Cirrus Research has launched the new MK:440 Noise Sensor LITE, making accurate environmental noise monitoring easier than ever before
March 27, 2019
The new MK:440 Noise Sensor LITE is an entry-level device that has been added to Cirrus’ growing range of environmental monitors, all designed and manufactured in the UK.
Its robust and weatherproof casing is ideal for outdoor noise monitoring, whilst its monitoring technology converts measured noise levels into decibels and provides a standard electrical output suitable for integration with various process systems, including SCADA and DCS.
If you hear someone say “noise monitoring,” what do you picture? If you are like most people, your mind probably goes first to settings with heavy equipment in use versus a more recreational environment, given the historical regulations necessitating hearing protection in those settings.
LimitEar Ltd is now launching its hearing safeguarding application and software, HearAngel.
It is available for Android handsets today, and is being licenced to both mobile handset (regardless of platform) and wireless headphone manufacturers.
It has been recognised for many years that the use of headphones at high volumes can cause Noise Induced Hearing Loss or Damage (NIHL or NIHD) and that something must be done to protect headphone users and so prevent an epidemic of avoidable hearing loss.
Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research are strengthening their range of sound level meters with the CR:308/310, aimed at the entry-level market
November 13, 2018
Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research are strengthening their range of sound level meters with the CR:308/310, aimed at the entry-level market.
The CR:308/310 is a robust sound level meter ideal for basic noise information, capable of measuring the maximum sound level (LMax) and the sound pressure level (SPL).
Did you know that more people have hearing loss than diabetes, cancer or vision trouble? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, occupational hearing loss, which is caused by exposure at work to loud noise or chemicals that damage hearing, is the most common work-related illness.
We live in a noisy world. Some noises can damage our hearing, leading to hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and difficulty communicating especially in background noise. Permanent noise-induced hearing damage is incurable.
Noise monitoring instrument suppliers and manufacturers, Cirrus Research, have taken a further step in cementing their position as the one of the world’s leading noise experts, as they have just received UKAS accreditation for the calibration of sound level meters, acoustic calibrators and octave band filters.
Most people with hearing loss get it with aging. Two out of three people over 70 have trouble hearing. But on average only about 20 percent of adults who have a hearing loss actually use a hearing aid. Research shows that hearing loss is associated with higher risks of hospitalization, depression, and especially dementia.
About 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise each year, according to a recent report from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), making hearing loss the third-most common chronic physical condition among adults.
Among the articles in the January 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we review the most violated OSHA standards, Part 2 of Larry Wilson's 'Rethinking Traditional Safety' column series, insight from safety experts, and much more.