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Hearing Conservation

Reducing the Risks of Hearing Overprotection

People in many different types of industries work in noisy environments where they need to wear hearing protection devices (HPDs). Wearing HPDs is critical for addressing hazardous noise levels and helping to protect an individual’s hearing. However, as part of a risk assessment, it is also important to consider how HPDs may affect workers’ ability to hear the important sounds

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

ISHN Article: Behind the Numbers, Understanding Hearing Protector Ratings and Fit Testing

Numbers and ratings can help us understand things, but often one number does not tell the whole story. Take for instance the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR). Both ratings can be used when trying to determine if a hearing protector is appropriate for a worker, but they are different. And while each are measurements of hearing

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

Have You Heard: What's your least favorite sound and why?

3M “Have You Heard?” aims to ask people from around the world why their hearing matters to them. ST. PAUL, Minn. - To help people avoid noise-induced hearing loss, 3M has launched a social campaign called “Have You Heard?”, which aims to get people thinking about the sounds around them that matter the most. "Have You Heard?" was designed as

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