Hearing & Noise

Forensic Audiology and Industrial Hearing Conservation

June 3, 2024

By Robert M. Traynor and Garry G. Gordon, Contributors In today’s culture there are always workers that sue companies for alleged injuries incurred in the workplace. Even though there is an active hearing conservation program in place there can be a lawsuit for hearing loss and tinnitus. The hearing conservation program manager, in coordination with…


New Examination & Earwax Removal Technology for Industrial Safety

April 2, 2024

Smart technology and micro-cameras make video otoscopes more portable and affordable. By: Robert M. Traynor and Garry G. Gordon, Contributors Today’s hearing conservation programs require a visual inspection of the ear canal and eardrum prior to hearing testing for fitting with hearing protection devices. This is especially important in programs that use in-the-ear or custom hearing…


Milwaukee Tool Announces New Ear Buds

August 17, 2023

Milwaukee Tool delivers innovation in jobsite audio with the new REDLITHIUM™ USB Bluetooth® Jobsite Ear Buds. This solution provides users with premium in-ear audio, enhanced situational awareness, durability, and passive hearing protection, to deliver a best-in-class jobsite audio experience. The REDLITHIUM™ USB Bluetooth® Jobsite Ear Buds offer uncompromised sound with a unique Jobsite Aware Mode…


Preventing Hearing Loss in Construction and Demolition

July 14, 2023

By Rick Pedley, Contributor Hearing loss remains an urgent safety issue in the construction and demolition industry. Workers are exposed to various potentially hazardous noises, including explosions, drilling, cutting, sawing, and dumping. Loud noises are often unavoidable during this type of work. It’s crucial that employers protect their workers from permanent hearing damage by providing…


New Hearing Protection Options for Workers With Hearing Loss

July 10, 2023

By Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP and Garry G. Gordon, M.S. In today’s global environment, the ramifications of excessive noise exposure could not be more apparent. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), unaddressed hearing loss is the third most common health disability – ahead of diabetes, vision loss or cancer. The two primary…


Using Earphones For Hearing Protection? Read This

April 17, 2023

By Garry G. Gordon, M.S., Audiologist/Instructor – earinc.com/ According to U.S. News and World Report, statistics from the National Health Interview Survey show that from 1971 to 1990 hearing problems among young people ages 45 to 65 shot up 26 percent, and among those ages 18-44 they grew by 17 percent.  Another study conducted in…


E.A.R., Inc. Announces New Online Hearing Protection Store

January 3, 2023

With over 50 years of onsite experience working with industrial, military, recreational, music and tactical accounts E.A.R., Inc. has created a new internet extension to its marketing services known as the www.earprotectionstore.com. In this store we only display standout hearing protection products that have been carefully selected by our expert staff of audiologists, lab technicians, chemists,…


VariBlast Precision Safety Air Gun is the People’s Choice

December 16, 2022

EXAIR’s VariBlast® Precision Safety Air Gun has won the 2022 People’s Choice award from Professional Tool and Equipment News (PTEN). These safety air guns provide a focused blast of air capable of handling tough jobs with remarkable strength while minimizing air consumption and noise. This OSHA safe air gun employs an engineered, full finger, variable…


Hearing Aid Use in the Workplace

November 1, 2022

By: Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP and Garry G. Gordon, M.S. The World Health Organization estimates that 1.5 billion people (nearly 20% of the global population) live with some degree of recordable hearing impairment.1 For 700 million of these individuals, their degree of hearing impairment is considered a disability. Hearing loss in the U.S.…


5 Free Expert Resources from Magid to Prevent Worker Hearing Loss During National Protect Your Hearing Month & Beyond

October 7, 2022

Every October, America celebrates National Protect Your Hearing Month. Through this month, we remember that while there is no cure for hearing loss, we all play a part in protecting ourselves and others from hearing damage. Safety experts from Magid, a head-to-toe PPE innovator, manufacturer and distributor, want to use this month to remind the…


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