Tools To Educate

Hearing Conservation + Training

Hearing Conservation + Training - Body: 

Noise + Acoustics

Learn more about how noise and acoustics impact noise-induced hearing loss and occupational regulations. Learn More.

OSHA Occuptional Noise Standard (29 CFR 1910.95) Poster

Toolbox Training: Construction

Need to provide hearing conservation training? We've got a few simple tips in basic or toolbox training sessions can increase the use and effectiveness of hearing protection devices (HPD) on the construction site. Learn More.

Glossary: Noise Measurements, Administrative & Controls

What's the difference between A and C Weightings? How about personal vs. in-ear dosimetry? We've put together this basic glossary of terms used around the world to get you started in exploring noise measurements, administrative and engineering controls. Learn More.

Worker Attitudes Towards Hearing Protection, and How to Change Them: A report on a recent study by the Institute of Occupational Medicine

This old adage says a lot about the value of knowledge in changing behaviour, and a landmark study sponsored by the UK Health and Safety Executive shows that the adage holds true in the workplace just as much as the village. Read more.

Encouraging Workers to Wear Hearing Protection

The best hearing protector device (HPD) in the world does no good if it is not worn. Yet the most common problem for safety professionals in administering Hearing Conservation Programs is exactly that: getting workers to wear their HPDs. Here are some thoughts to improve your compliance rates. Learn more. 

HearForever: Best Practices in Hearing Conservation Presentation

Our presentation on Best Practices in Hearing Conservation provides practical information on occupational hearing loss and the latest research and technologies that can help to enhance your Hearing Conservation Program — and your bottom line. Learn more.

Noise Thermometer

Did you know that sound volume [or energy] doubles every 3dB? Or that attending an auto race for an afternoon may expose you to as much noise as operating a jackhammer [without proper protection]? The Noise Thermometer communicates noise exposure risks in a way that everyone can understand. Learn More

Too Much of a Good Thing: Avoiding Overprotection in Hearing Protection

Hearing protectors are unique among personal protective equipment in that in order to protect our hearing, they make us partially deaf. This can lead to complications not found with other protective equipment, namely, overprotection. The risks of overprotection are very real, and the consequences can be catastrophic. An employee who cannot hear the warning signal of a truck or piece of heavy equipment backing up can be in serious danger. Learn More

What Does Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Sound Like?

“The best way I can explain what it’s like to lose hearing due to noise exposure is to give each of you a noise-induced hearing loss – no worries, we’ll just make it temporary.”
Learn More

Motivating Workers to be Ear-Responsible

Safety professionals know the hazards of loud noise, but how can we convey that risk awareness to workers, and motivate them to take personal and pro-active actions? Learn More

Combating Common Objections to Hearing Protection Wear

With proper training and ongoing encouragement, most workers do wear their earplugs or earmuffs properly while on the job. However, there are always a few workers who feel compelled to raise objections. Here are a few common objections workers raise to wearing hearing protection devices (HPDs), and some suggestions on how to combat them and perhaps even change those attitudes. Learn More

Hearing Protectors

Hearing Protectors - Body: 

Glossary: Hearing Protection Devices

What's the difference between a single- and multiple-use earplug? Bands vs. earmuffs? This glossary covers basic terms related to Hearing Protection Devices (HPD). Learn More.

Key to the 4Cs: Safety Beyond Compliance

The 4Cs of Hearing Safety: Understanding and applying the 4Cs helps you select the right earplugs and earmuffs for your people — and move from compliance to safety.
Learn More.

How to Fit Earmuffs

Earmuffs come in many different wearing styles – each with their own way to fit. Does everyone on your team know if they are wearing their earmuffs correctly? This poster reminds everyone the right way to fit each wearing style.
Learn More.

How to Fit Earplugs

Achieving appropriate protection from hazardous noise with earplugs begins with proper fit. Does everyone on your team know the right way to fit earplugs? Chances are good that they don’t. This poster reminds everyone the right way to fit their in-ear protection.
Learn More.

What Trainers Need to Know About Fitting Earplugs

Too often the person providing hearing protector training is little more than a dispenser. However, numerous studies have shown that the best way for workers to learn about hearing protection is through one-on-one training. So, what do trainers need to know to teach workers how to use earplugs effectively?
Learn More.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss [NIHL]

NIHL - Body: 

Glossary: Basic Audiology Terms

Looking for information on basic audiology terms? We've put together a simple glossary of basic terms. Learn More.

Educate: Wake-Up Call!

You can get so lost in your daily routine that you lose track of subtle changes. Perhaps you can’t make out the weatherman’s forecast on the radio as clearly. Or you have trouble attending to the alarm. If you’re suffering from noise-induced hearing loss, though, the changes are there. Read More.

Educate: Everybody Has a Story

Everybody’s story about hearing loss is a little different and very personal. Read More.

Educate: What Are You Missing?

When you start to lose your hearing, the world becomes an emptier place. Life goes on around you, but your perception is dulled and your experience is diminished. And it’s a one-way street: You can protect your hearing, but a noise-damaged ear never gets better. Read More.

Educate: Advantage Earplugs

The world is full of things that make a sizable racket. Read More.

Educate: Damaged

Noise-induced hearing loss leaves no visible traces. Its symptoms are so subtle that they often go unnoticed. It isn’t restricted to old folks or headbangers, and there’s no way to reverse the damage. Read More.

Educate: In Defense of Hearing Loss

Hearing — and our ability to listen — defines our relationships and shapes our  personalities. It keeps us connected to people and the environment around us, alerts us to danger, and helps to provide all of us with some form of social enjoyment. Hearing never sleeps — it keeps us aware every second of every day. Read More.

Educate: What Does Losing Your Hearing Feel Like?

When the sounds of the world start to fade away, it can be a very isolating experience. And it doesn’t get better. Get serious about conserving your hearing today, so you can hear what’s going on around you tomorrow. Read More.

Educate: I Refuse to Change My Retirement Plans

Hearing loss often happens so gradually that you might not even notice it. It’s easy to prevent, but impossible to reverse. Read More.

We Choose to Hear – And Listen

Hearing – and our ability to listen – defines our relationships and shapes our personalities. It keeps us connected to people and the environment around us, alerts us to danger, and helps to provide all of us with some form of social enjoyment.. Without healthy hearing, we face several permanent consequences, none more tragic than diminishing our ability to connect with others in a meaningful way.
Learn More.

“Everything is poisonous, nothing is poisonous, it is all a matter of dose.”

Imagine noise as a liquid and your ear as a cup. The cup can only hold a given amount of the liquid before it overflows (causing noise-induced hearing loss).
Learn More.