Hearing Protection for the Oil Industry

Hearing conservation standards in Oil Industry

The economics of the oil patch have seldom been better. But even with an abundance of jobs, there’s still a shortage of workers. In this economic environment, you have bigger things to worry about than your employees’ hearing.

But with Custom Protect Ear (CPE), your operations can gain productivity and look after your workers’ best interests at the same time. Specializing in personalized hearing protection, we’ve helped many companies, including Albion Sands and Imperial Esso, oil sand protection overcome performance limitations and maintain the highest hearing conservation standards.

From the very start, CPE assesses the noise levels and working conditions each person faces. Then we determine the best protectors for the individual and make the appropriate recommendations for optimal productivity, protection, and comfort.

Prevent Hearing Damage with The Grip

Usually, workers in grimy environments lean toward disposable earplugs even though they’re an inadequate form of protection. But disposable earplugs become filthy because of dirty hands. The fact that CPE’s dB Blockers are not disposable is a huge benefit. Your workers won’t have to remove or adjust their protectors during the day and grit grime doesn’t get in their ears. Plus Custom Protect Ear offers Intrinsically Safe Smart Muffs.intrinsically safe smart muffs

They can use The Grip to remove their protects without ever touching the earpiece. dB Blockers can be inserted with clean hands at the start of the day for the whole day. As well, they’re washable, they cost less to use and they’ve a solid defence against hearing damage.

In large facilities like petrochemical plants that have a low concentration of workers, radio communication keeps workers in touch with plant supervisors. When integrating dB Blockers with I/S radios, CPE combines dB Blockers and intrinsically safe communication connections. This facilitates and enhances radio communication, thereby, avoiding misunderstandings and reducing the need to repeat conversation. People can also talk to each other or hear radio calls without removing their protectors, while staying protected at all times.

Upholding Conservation Standards at the Oil Patch

dB Blockers also feature a coloured exterior, so supervisors can immediately see if workers are wearing them. For enormous oil sands plants with thousands of employees, upholding hearing conservation standards becomes much easier.

With your workers’ hearing properly protected by dB Blockers, you can rise above all these challenges, enabling you to establish better employee relations to attract more workers and gain further productivity.

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Hearing Torment Effects Everyone…

Loud noises effects everyone from Musicians to Industrial trade workers to an everyday teenager.

As the world gets noisier we need to protect our hearing more than ever.  It may be the last thing we think of – BUT THINK ABOUT IT… what would you do if your ears were always ringing – or  if you could not hear your baby cry – or listen to the sounds of one of your favourite bands like Coldplay.  As a fan of Coldplay I wanted to share this article with everyone who thinks that “Naaa this wont happen to me”… Because YES it can!

Terrible ringing in his ears and excruciating headaches’: Chris Martin’s secret ten-year hearing torment

For the past decade we can reveal the Coldplay star has also been plagued with the excruciating ear condition, tinnitus

Covered up: Chris wears discreet ear moulds on stage
Covered up: Chris wears discreet ear moulds on stage

What Moulded Ear Plugs did for Chris

Coldplay star Chris Martin has performed in front of millions of screaming fans since hitting the big time 12 years ago. But for the past decade we can reveal that the star has also been plagued with the excruciating ear condition, tinnitus. The seven-time Grammy winner was warned by doctors that the debilitating ringing in his ears – coupled with splitting headaches – could end his stellar music career. And the 35-year-old, who is married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow, must wear earplugs to save his hearing. Speaking for the first time about his agonizing ailment, he said: “I’ve had tinnitus for about 10 years, but since I started protecting my ears it hasn’t got any worse – touch wood. “The band use moulded filter plugs, similar to dB Blockers or in-ear monitors. See Coldplay on our “Protecter to the Stars” page. You can use industrial headphones similar to Smart Muffs – but they look strange at a party.”

 

 

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin walking in New York, America
Listen up: Chris and Gwyneth in 2003

 

Hearing Protection: Pay it Forward

Chris believes that listening to blaring music as a teenager was the root cause and he wants others to avoid the same fate. He said: “Looking after your ears is unfortunately something you don’t think about until there’s a problem. I wish I’d thought about it earlier.” The star insists his two children, Apple, seven, and Moses, six, are never exposed to loud music. During 2005’s Live 8 concert at Hyde Park in London, Apple wore giant ear defenders. Last night a friend of the star said: “Chris suffered with terrible ringing in his ears and excruciating headaches. “If he hadn’t sought treatment, he might not be performing today.

“When he does perform, he wears ear monitors to prevent hearing loss.”

 

 

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter Apple watch Coldplay singer Chris Martin perform on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park
Muffled: Gwyneth and Apple in 2005

 

Tinnitus – a problem usually affecting the over-55s – can result in permanent deafness if untreated. Chris is now fronting a new charity campaign – Action On Hearing Loss – with sufferers including rapper Plan B and 80s pop legend Gary Numan. Plan B, 28, said: “At first I thought it was trains rushing by as I live near a railway line. It’s caused by years of being subjected to loud music.” Gary Numan, 54, also revealed he was no longer able to mix music after damaging his ears during the peak of his career.
He added: “I didn’t look after my ears and I’m in trouble.”

 

Coldplay scoop the award for Best British Band
Band mates: Chris with the rest of Coldplay

* For more information Read Article Here. 

 

 Action on Hearing Loss: A charity with a great cause.

Action on Hearing Loss is an Organization in the UK that promotes a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.

One of their promotional campaign is: 5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

Music is the soundtrack to our lives

BUT every time you listen to loud music for too long, you increase the risk of damaging your hearing. If your exposure to loud music is repeated regularly, the damage could be permanent.

Remember – M.U.S.I.C.

M.U.S.I.C. M: MP3 players can be too loud for your ears - turn it down! U: Use chillout zones in clubs and take regular breaks from the loudest areas. S: Stand back from speakers - your ears will thank you! I: Invest in some noise cancelling headphones. C: Carry earplugs with you - they won't block music out, just make it safer.

Learn more about Action on Hearing Loss.  

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ProtectEar USA

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Custom Protect Ear is now associated with ProtectEar USA

November 25. 2012, Surrey BC, Canada.
Custom Protect Ear (CPE) would like to inform all of our respected readers and customers that we, Custom Protect Ear, is associating with ProtectEar USA to further our position in the U.S. market.

Through this association Custom Protect Ear and ProtectEar USA will be better positioned to serve their US clients. This association will NOT change the dB Blocker or dB Com pricing structure or the existing sales representative(s) – everything will remain as is.

For Custom Protect Ear Customers

The ProtectEar USA and Custom Protect Ear partnership will affect the accounting departments accounts payable process. To ensure there is no confusion we have sent the accounting department and the operations department a letter indicating the payment process changes. We value all of our customers’ business is at ProtectEar USA and Custom Protect Ear.

If you have any questions or need to other arrangements please contact us at 1-800-520-0220 ext 306 or click here for contact information. 

 

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Hearing Loss in the Mining Industry

The most common occupational illness for miners is hearing loss. Immediately noise levels come to mind – the large drilling machines, close proximity to loud machines and the reverberation off the walls of the mine. According to NIOSH and the CDC, by age 60, 75% of miners have a hearing impairment due to exposure to noise jumping castle.
Hearing Protection for Miners in the Mining Industry
Hearing loss is 100% preventable and unfortunately, once it occurs, there is no cure. You may not even notice that the damage has occurred right away, because it causes no pain and the damage is not visible.

If you are a miner and have loss of hearing, you may experience these symptoms:

• Difficulty hearing warning signals
• Difficulty hearing what someone is saying
• Accidents
• Ringing or buzzing in your ears
• After you leave a noisy area, your hearing may seem dull or muffled
• Headaches
• Tiredness
• Stress

Miners Can Protect Their Hearing with Custom Ear Plugs

Do not wait to experience any of these symptoms before you protect your ears with hearing protection. Custom Protect Ear dB Blockers™ custom fit earplugs are more comfortable and offer superior hearing protection to any disposable earplug. However, did you know that they are more cost effective as well?

You can reduce your hearing protection costs by 60% over five years when an entire facility is fit.
dB Blockers™ are more comfortable because there is only one way for them to fit and they made for each individual. They also make it easy for workers to communicate with each other because of our proprietary tuned filter that allows users to hear better with the plugs in than if they take them out.

Our product is safer for miners because it allows them to hear. Hear warning signals, hear backup alarms, and hear the roof. Our dB Blockers™ are made from a non-flammable, hypoallergenic silicon blend (called SkinSoft™) unlike disposable earplugs, which are flammable and make users prone to ear infections. Disposable foam earplugs also swell when they come in contact with water or perspiration.
We urge you to consider Custom Protect Ear dB Blockers for your mine for a product that can be worn for an entire shift because if you can’t hear, it’s not clear.

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CPE Leads on Noise Suppression Technology Hearing Protection

Custom Ear Protect (CPE) has been in the hearing protection business for over three decades. Their ability to produce a superior custom fit product at the cost of disposable ear plug is an accomplishment in itself. Not just cost, but quality factors have brought CPE to take a leading stance on noise suppression technology.  Custom Ear Plugs dB Blockers from Protect Ear

Thousands of companies worldwide trust their employees to CPE’s extensive line of hearing protection devices. Some of the biggest brand names in the business use dB Blockers and Sensear products offered by Custom Ear Protect.

From Alcoa to Kraft, Nabisco, Shell, Boeing, Chevron, Goodrich, Toyota, Air Canada, Honda, International Paper and Sterling Trucks.  We believe everyone, regardless of what size company they work at, deserves the best quality hearing protection.

Sound energy is expressed in decibels and is the bases of the name for dB Blockers. A test showing the noise levels within a specific plant is determined by performing a Dosimetry test. This test will show the full extent of noise your workers are subjected to over long periods of time.

The final results will determine which dB Blocker a company should use to best protect their employees. CPE can arrange this test and help in choosing the right custom ear plugs that fit the outcome of the report. All noise is not the same and without the specifics it can be difficult to understand which protection is best.

Custom ear plugs are a major factor in use and compliance within the workplace. With their highly trained staff a fitting takes just a few minutes. An impression is made of the ear and canal so that every dB Blocker is a perfect fit to comfort and safety alike. CPE has a FitRight Guarantee with everything they do, if the product doesn’t fit, you don’t pay.

A final process of workplace implementation of the hearing protection devices is yet another important step. We at CPE have set programs to help make sure that every worker is in compliance with the safety protection being offered. Not only is the color of our hearing devices easy to see, but the comfort and fit, will make anyone want to wear their devices all day, every day.

If you would like CPE to arrange a  noise dosimetry test for your company, please sign up for a noise level exposure test, submit a Dosimetry Test Request form (80K pdf).

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Decisions endless when it’s hard to hear

 Getting a hearing aid is a complex and expensive task, but the technology has come a long wayhearing protection

Abi Rezai is tested and fitted for a hearing aid by audiologist Sarah Helmel at Vancouver Hearing Centre on West Broadway. Getting a hearing aid can be a long, daunting process. Photograph by: Arlen Redekop, PNG, Files , Vancouver Sun Read Article:  

Custom Protect Ear wanted to share this article with our audience because we promote hearing protection and hearing conservation news and technology. This article is about age-related hearing loss and how consumers can seek assistance when acquiring the new digital advanced hearing aids.

Audiologists

Decisions endless when it’s hard to hear

Abi Rezai is a stylish kind of guy who wouldn’t be shopping for hearing aids if they were still those bulky, putty-coloured jobs you can spot across a room. “I wouldn’t have them if it was like one of the big ones,” he said while being fitted for a second, tiny behind-the ear hearing aid that all but disappears under his hair. “Glasses,” he pointed out, “can be cool. But with hearing aids, it’s not the case.”

At 65, Rezai is part of a growing market that hearing aid companies want to cultivate – baby boomers who find it tricky to follow conversations, particularly in a noisy room, and don’t want to sit out the party. “I’d say, ‘Yes, yes,’ but I should be saying no,” he laughed. Rezai got one hearing aid four months ago and liked it enough to recently return to the Vancouver Hearing Centre to be fitted for his other ear. “It will never be like a natural ear when I was young, but it is better.” There’s no doubt that a lot of people could benefit from hearing aids. Studies in Canada, Europe and the U.S. have found between 20 and 30 per cent of people over the age of 60 have some hearing loss and that rises to 40 to 60 per cent in the over-75 age group.

Yet a report earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association found only about 20 per cent of people with hearing loss ever get a hearing aid. There are plenty of reasons for that. For one, they’re expensive. A single hearing aid can easily cost from about $1,500 to $3,000 or more depending on the features. That’s almost always an out-of-pocket expense because they are not covered under medicare, except for children or people on social assistance. Some extended health plans through unions or the workplace offer limited coverage.

Nor do hearing aids cure a hearing loss; they amplify sound. So for most people who have gradual hearing loss over a number of years, walking out of the clinic into the blaring traffic can be overwhelming. Many give up.

Audiologists Sarah Helmel and Celia McDermott of the Vancouver Hearing Centre on Broadway said they usually adjust a patient’s hearing aid to a level that’s lower than normal hearing to let them gradually get used to all the noise they haven’t heard in a long time: the sounds of a house, the hum of the city, the scream of a siren. The devices can be adjusted upward when people are ready.

For University of British Columbia professor John Robinson, 59, the needs of his work left him no choice but to get a sophisticated hearing aid. He has been deaf in one ear since he was a child so when he found out the other side was starting to lose some sensitivity, he readily got one.

“It’s a big issue when I’m in meetings or giving a lecture or talk,” he said after a hearing test with McDermott. “Some people might feel it’s a sign of advanced age, but in my case, I felt I’d better have one good ear.”

Even with the hearing aid he still has some trouble making out questions from members of the audience in a large lecture theatre. That’s because hearing aids pick up ambient sound, making crowds the most difficult situation to navigate. Directional microphones inside the aids can pick up sound from a single direction, for instance, but can’t erase interference from someone coughing or whispering in front of that speaker. While digital hearing aids can automatically adjust to different environments – a quiet room versus riding the bus – the results are better than older models, but still not perfect.

Age-related hearing loss usually affects the high-pitched sounds first, in particular the sibilant sounds of consonants like “s” “f” and “th” and their counterparts in daily life. “It was a very weird sensation to crumple paper,” Robinson said of his first few days with a hearing aid. “These kinds of sounds were suddenly very audible.”

Newer hearing aids are digital and are programmed via a wireless connection to a computer using the information an audiologist gleans though testing hearing with recorded tones and the spoken word. The choices of features are complex and the key is to find the right aid for the right person. A younger, gadget-loving user might be keen to have one with a Bluetooth capability for phone calls, for instance. But an 85-year-old with arthritis in her fingers will want something simpler with larger batteries that are easier to handle.

Consumer Reports magazine produced some sobering research in 2009 that said shopping for hearing aids was tedious, expensive, and fraught with upselling and jargon. It used secret shoppers who later consulted with audiologists and found about 60 per cent of the hearing aids purchased weren’t right for the customer because they amplified too much or too little. It recommended that customers find a hearing aid dispenser who’s going to spend time with them, find out about their life and why they need a hearing aid, and discuss the pros and cons of various types and prices. In B.C., both audiologists and hearing instrument practitioners are allowed to test hearing and fit people with hearing aids. People sometimes start with a specialist like an ear, nose and throat doctor after being referred by their family doctor. That step is probably not necessary for age-related hearing loss, called presbycusis, because it doesn’t have a treatable medical cause, but is a general weakening of tiny hairlike nerve cells that sense and transmit sound in the inner ear.

Audiologists have at least a master’s degree in audiology – offered at several universities in Canada including UBC – following an undergraduate degree. Hearing instrument practitioners have two years of training at the college level. Both fall under the same governing body under the province’s Health Professions Act.

Brent Clayson is a Prince George audiologist who sits on the provincial council of the B.C. Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He said the complexity of options and need for adjustments requires ongoing interaction between a customer and a professional. Sure, you can buy some decent hearing aids at a good price online, but will they work the way you want right out of the box? “That’s why you want to deal with someone face-to-face,” said Clayson.

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National Audiology Awareness

October is National Audiology awareness month and national protect your hearing month.

According to howisyourhearing.org over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. The statistics are shocking and even more so knowing that over half of those 36 million Americans are younger than age 65 . Hearing loss is an increasing health concern in this nation that is often preventable. Taking time to see an audiologist for regular hearing screenings and knowing the signs of hearing loss can protect your hearing.

Here is a noise chart presented by the American Academy of Audiology

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What causes hearing loss?

  • ƒ Exposure to excessive loud noise.
  • ƒ Ear infections, trauma, or ear disease.
  • ƒ Harm of the inner ear and ear drum from contact with a foreign object (cotton swabs, fingers, bugs).
  • ƒ Illness or certain medications.
  • ƒ Deteriorating hearing due to the normal aging process.

How to protect your hearing.

  • ƒWear hearing protection when around sounds louder than 85dB for a long period of time. There are different types of hearing protection such as foam earplugs, earmuffs and custom hearing protection devices.
  • ƒTurn down the volume when listening to the radio, the TV, MP3 player, or anything through ear buds and headphones. Walk away from the noise.
  • And, other than hearing protection, do not put anything in your ear!

Download the Facts About Hearing Loss from the American Academy of Audiology. 

The American Academy of Audiology is dedicated to increasing public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection. www.HowsYourHearing.org

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Why Should You Choose Custom-Moulded Over Disposable Earplugs?

Custom Molded Vs. Disposable Earplugs

Custom-moulded earplugs, sometimes called Personalized Hearing Protection, are just as, if not more, effective for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss as are disposable earplugs. There have not been head-to-head studies of the relative effectiveness, but two major long-term retrospective studies of the effectiveness of hearing loss prevention programs can provide insight. Read Complete Whitepaper by Dr. John Franks.

Choose Custom-Moulded Over Disposable Earplugs Abstract

In 1989 Franks, Davis and Krieg (Franks, 1989) reported that noise-exposed employees of a company that provided Employee noise protection custom earplugs to all of its employees had changes in hearing over a ten-year period that were no different from their non-noise-exposed colleagues and peers.  The company had six facilities around the United States with noise-exposed employees as well as a cadre of employees of similar age and gender who were not exposed to workplace noise. All of the employees studied had been with the company for the ten-year period studied. Audiometric, health and hobby histories, as well as noise-exposure levels were known for all employees. A ten-year segment of the records was used for the analysis.

It was company policy to provide custom earplugs for use at work or home as well as to provide disposable earplugs to employees to use outside of work. Analysis of the data revealed that the changes in hearing that were observed were not due to exposure to workplace noise. Having resolved that and adjusting for age, statistical analysis showed hypertension and diabetes increased the propensity to have worsening hearing for women. For men, the factors were hypertension, diabetes, and use of firearms.

Read Complete Whitepaper

In 2011, Heyer, et al. (Heyer N, 2011- view abstract) reported a retrospective analysis of hearing conservation programs for three foam ear plugs different companies, all of which relied upon premoulded or slow-recovery foam disposable earplugs to protect employees from noise-induced hearing loss.

  1. > Company 1 made automobile body components,
  2. > Company 2 made automotive parts,
  3. > Company 3 was a major food processing company.

 

All of the employees had been at the study sites for longer than the period of time studied. Noise-exposure and hearing protector use histories were established for each employee as were audiometric records including relevant medical and hobby histories. In this study there was not a cohort of fellow non-noise-exposed employees, so the outcome was compared to a standardized set of data (American National Standards Institute, S3.44-1996 (R 2006)). The noise-exposure levels in the three companies studied were similar, as were they to the noise-exposure levels in the Franks, et al. (1989) study. Heyer, et al. found that two factors were associated with changes in hearing: age and noise-exposure level. Because of the strong effects age and noise-exposure level had on the data, it was not possible to assess the influence of other factors.

Had the pre-moulded disposable earplugs been used as effectively as the custom-moulded earplugs, then noise-exposure level should not have been a main effect associated with changes in hearing; with age factored out, noise-exposure level was as much a primary risk as would be expected for the unprotected. 

Read Complete Whitepaper by Dr. John Franks.

OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

Oregon OSHA Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation (PDF)

Occupational Noise: Assessing the burden of disease from work-related hearing impairment at national and local levels (PDF)

Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss – A Practical Guide (PDF)

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Unusual Workplace Causes of Hearing Loss

CDC - Hearing Loss ProtectionIt is estimated that over 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work and according to the CDC, “Reported cases of hearing loss accounted for 14% of occupational illness in 2007.” When we think of workplace noise levels, the first places that come to mind are factories, construction, and mining where one expects that the area would be loud. But there are other, less common work situations where you also are at risk for hearing loss.

If you are in the military or work in law enforcement, you are exposed to sudden noises on a daily basis. Loud noises such as gunfire, explosions and loud engines or sirens can cause temporary and permanent hearing damage. Unfortunately, a sudden loud noise can cause hearing damage even after the first exposure, so it is important to protect your ears.

Even working in an office environment can be dangerous to your hearing. If construction is happening in the building, the construction workers are outfitted with hearing protection, surrounding offices may not realize the noise level can be causing damage and employees need to be protected.

Noise levels should be under 85 decibels(dbs) for eight hours to minimize risk for hearing loss. When you consider that an ordinary household blender or blow dryer easily hits 85 decibels, it puts into perspective how easy it is to exceed dangerous levels on any given day. If you work in an environment where there are constant loud levels (even a retail environment could be considered too loud) you should be supplied with ear protection.

Some examples of noise levels and industries where you may be exposed are as follows:  Loud Noises Unusual Workplace Hearing Loss

• Loud music – the music industry or certain retail environments and restaurants
• Power tools – construction, carpentry, and home improvement centers
• The noise from lawn mowers – gardeners and gardening centers
• Appliances – restaurants, the food industry, smoothie shops
• The noise from vehicles – mechanics and vehicle sales

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is preventable, but hearing loss is permanent and irreversible once the damage has occurred. Custom Protect Ear offers the most effective hearing protection on the planet for every type of situation. From industry specific hearing protection to ear protection for personal use, CPE has ear protection devices for everyone!

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Something new at Custom Protect Ear

Hearing Protection That Is More Proficient Than Ever

Those of you who visit the Custom Protect Ear (CPE) website often will have noticed a change recently (if you are one the site regularly you either work for us or need to get out more).  For the first time in our 36-year history, CPE is distributing a product we don’t make.  We have decided to distribute the Sensear product line in conjunction with our dB Blocker hearing protectors.  Why?  Because we are committed to being proficient in all forms of hearing protection for all circumstances.  Adding the Sensear product line completes our range (and completes Sensear’s product line as well).

Hearing Protection to complete the CPE Product Range. How?

If you wear hearing aids you need to preserve what is left of your hearing (I certainly would). How do you do that? You need your hearing aid(s) to fill in the missing frequencies so you know what is happening around you. But you still need to reduce the overall volume to a safe level. That an easy job for a muff style hearing protector.  BUT with most muff style hearing protectors you lose the ability to “hear” from where sounds are coming.  This loss of “situational awareness” can be deadly in a noisy plant. Sensear Smart Muffs

Using the Sensear Smart Muff we can now provide  the hearing protection you need with enhanced situational awareness.  Finally, we have the right solution for persons who have already lost some hearing.

Ever been in a smelter?  The air can be toxic, the noise is deafening, but people have to work there. To keep safe they wear protective suits with helmets and shrouds.  To breathe they wear respirators connected to breathable air.  And to communicate they…exactly, how do you communicate with a shroud over your head and a respirator on your mouth?

SP Smart Plug

You use the Sensear SP unit with a dB Blocker earpiece. The earpiece and SP unit capture speech in the ear and broadcast it on whichever radio you are using.  Using Sensear’s SP with a dB Blocker earpiece you can now have perfect hearing effective radio communication in up to 110 dBA of noise.

Person to person communication?  How about hand signals.


Double Protection Smart Muffs

Mining is a noisy business.   Some parts of mining are noisier than others. When you have miners working in various parts of the mine, it often difficult to ensure they always have the right amount of protection from the noise – not too much and certainly not too little.  Using dB Blockers, we provide miners with great personal protection that will allow them to hear the “roof” and warning sounds.  When they have to move to louder areas, we fit a Sensear Smart Muff right over their blockers and they can hear their radios and speak to others in up to 120 dB (using the SDP muff). SDP-with-dB-blocker

These are just a few of the applications CPE can now address more capably by distributing Sensear.  Sensear also now has access to custom made earpieces for their units which affords the wearer enhanced comfort and attenuation.   It’s a marriage made in hearing.

Learn more about Smart Muffs. 

 

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