Hearing/Noise

ASSP Encourages Involvement in Safe + Sound Week

August 11, 2022

Everyone can play a role in minimizing workplace risks that lead to injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) encourages involvement in Safe + Sound Week, an annual workplace safety campaign spearheaded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The nationwide event takes place August 15-21. More than 1,300 businesses…

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Radians Launches a Dielectric Cap Mount Earmuff that Provides Greater Flexibility for Safety Helmet and Hard Hat Users

August 2, 2022

Top-tier PPE manufacturer Radians® recently added a climbing style safety helmet called Titanium™ to its head protection line. Now it has launched a dielectric cap mount earmuff that fits Titanium and most other slotted hard hats. This new earmuff attachment (NRR 25 dB) and Titanium provide a dual safety solution when head and hearing protection…

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Is There a Negative Impact of Disposable Earplugs?

July 1, 2022

By Garry Gordon, MS and Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, F-NAP For many people, hearing protection is an important part of their daily routine. Whether the noise exposure is occupational, recreational or non-industrial, the risks of not wearing hearing protection are well documented. Failure to block out excessive noise levels can cause irreversible hearing damage,…

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Tri-Grip Earplugs Offer the Highest Independently NRR in Reusable Earplugs, Plus Patented Design

May 18, 2022

Tri-Grip® earplugs, now offered by Gateway Safety, provide a a high NRR, a superior design, and comfort features that make them a premium choice in reusable earplugs. Tri-Grip’s patented stem design makes it easy to grip and provides a more hygienic solution than other products. Workers can easily insert the plug into the ear without…

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Gateway Safety Introduces TASCO Hearing Protection as Part of Its Growing Product Line

April 15, 2022

Gateway Safety is thrilled to announce that TASCO Corp., a market leader in hearing protection, is now part of the Gateway Safety family. TASCO products include the industry-leading Tri-Grip® reusable earplug, top-performing SoftSeal™ disposable earplug and a benchmark line of ‘Made-in-USA’ protective earmuffs. TASCO products feature patented designs, independently tested quality and superior comfort features,…

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Custom Molded Hearing Protection in Hearing Conservation Programs

April 6, 2022

By: Garry Gordon, MS and Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, F-NAP In the workplace, when noise levels and exposures exceed OSHA guidelines, employers are required to provide adequate hearing protection as part of a comprehensive hearing conservation program. Several providers now offer custom fit hearing protection devices (HPDs). These options present questions and concerns from…

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Hearing Technology Innovator Award for Hearing Loss Prevention

November 5, 2021

E.A.R. is proud to announce that Minuendo Lossless Earplugs took first place in the Hearing Loss Prevention category at the second annual Hearing and Technology Innovator AwardsTM. Through its annual awards program, Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) recognizes technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry. This year’s expanded awards program saw dozens of…

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Guidelines for a Legally Acceptable CAOHC Industrial Hearing Conservation Program

July 6, 2021

By: Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP and Garry G. Gordon, MS, Contributors The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing conservation (CAOHC) is a non-membership organization created in 1973 to collaborate with nine professional organizations that have a common interest in all aspects of occupationally related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Through the mission to advance…

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Casella Announces 2021 Webinar Series for Dust, Noise, Vibration and Asbestos Monitoring

April 23, 2021

Global occupational health and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella has announced its schedule of industry leading webinars for 2021. The schedule of free to attend, virtually accessible webinars cover Casella’s areas of core competency, including workplace monitoring for dust, gas and vapour hazards, as well as instrumentation usage and best practice. The sessions will also cover monitoring…

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Situational Awareness in the Workplace

April 14, 2021

By: Garry G. Gordon, Contributor With over 36 years’ experience working with industrial, recreational, law enforcement, music and military accounts, it has been interesting to witness how hearing protection is often selected and assigned. We all know the ramifications of excessive noise exposure, whether it has occurred in the workplace or in leisure activities, like…

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