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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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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A+A 2023 Online Exhibitor Registration Open

June 22, 2022

Exhibitor applications for A+A 2023, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, are now available online. Hall planning for A+A 2023 will start on November 1. The event will be held from October 24 – 29, 2023 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. A special feature at A+A 2023 will again…

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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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Environmental Hazard Monitoring Expert Casella Announces 2022 Webinar Series on Noise, Air Sampling and Vibration

January 31, 2022

Global occupational health and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella has announced its schedule of industry-leading webinars for 2022. The schedule of free-to-attend, accessible webinars cover Casella’s areas of core knowledge, including workplace monitoring for noise, dust, gas and vapor hazards, as well as instrumentation usage and best practice. In order to reach worldwide attendees, two sessions will…

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Pfannenberg Highlights PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder for Industrial Safety

November 24, 2021

Pfannenberg, a leading global manufacturer of thermal management and signaling technologies, highlights the durable PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder, ideal for audible alarm applications on cranes, in mines, mills, and factories, and in other heavy industry. PA 1 PATROL Series Sounders reach a 105 dB (A) Max sound pressure level through a user controlled rotary…

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E.A.R. Now Offering Sound Therapies Developed by AudioCardio

September 14, 2021

AudioCardioTM is a mobile app that generates a personalized sound therapy (barely audio) designed to protect and strengthen hearing. Threshold Sound ConditioningTM technology is backed by over 15 years of research and development by technologists, award winning music composers and scientists. Threshold sound conditioning technology has been clinically tested and proven with Stanford University, Palo…

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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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Guidelines for A Legally Acceptable CAOHC Industrial Hearing Conservation Program

May 12, 2021

By Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP and Garry G. Gordon, MS 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. This is a collaboration of the organizations…

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