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Hearing Conservation

Webcast: Learn More About the Limits to Hearing Protector Attenuation

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Bang, Bang! Loud noises from weapons might be something you might get accustomed to at work, but that doesn't mean it is safe for your hearing. With the ability to generate louder and louder sounds, especially from modern weapon systems with instantaneous noise levels even exceeding 150 decibels (dB), there is an increased need for greater hearing protection. This requirement

Summertime and the Living is Noisy

ST. PAUL, Minn. — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 20 percent of teens have reported hearing loss possibly caused by loud noise— but you can reduce the risk for the kids you care about. The Problem with Hearing in Hot Conditions Many young people get summer or afterschool jobs that involve farm work, construction,

Setting Up a Successful Hearing Conservation Program: Christine Diestler’s Experience

Meet Christine Diestler. Chris is a certified occupational nurse specialist employed by ThedaCare at Work. She helps employees onsite at a large manufacturer which is headquartered in Wisconsin. The manufacturer produces tools and solutions for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications. Chris is passionate about trying to help protect every employee’s hearing not just from the

Listen to What You Can Learn at 3M Hearing Loss Prevention Seminars

Hearing loss resulting from loud noise created by machinery and tools may go undetected until it’s too late. On top of that, it's not always easy to find clear information about how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace. How do you currently find out about detection, what changes to make and what personal protective equipment is available? It

Headsets That Work as Hard as You Do

3M ™ PELTOR™ - Built Tough for the Working Professional ST. PAUL, Minn. - The year was 1950 and the Swedish Air Force had a problem: How to protect workers’ hearing in very loud environments while still allowing them to communicate effectively. Prior to 1950, the only way to hear radio communications in high-noise situations was to turn up the radio volume,

Have You Heard?

3M “Have You Heard?” aims to ask people from around the world why their hearing matters to them.  To prevent noise-induced hearing loss, 3M encourages workers to wear hearing protection when exposed to sound levels higher than 85 decibels ST. PAUL, Minn. - For an estimated 275 million people around the world, “What?” is an all too common question. That’s

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