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HearForever 05/29/2014

Free hearing conservation seminars to help prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace are scheduled for June around the U.S. and Canada — hosted by hearing conservation experts from Honeywell.

HearForever 09/16/2013

The Scholarship Foundation of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of student conference awards for the 38th Annual NHCA Conference, to be held March, 13-15, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV.  

In addition to outstanding technical presentations on hearing loss prevention, there will be numerous opportunities to attend in-depth workshops, poster sessions, and discussion groups.  We have a great program in store, as well as a fantastic Friday night get-together.

HearForever 09/05/2013

Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most common, and preventable, occupational injury. Hearing conservation experts from Honeywell will host free hearing conservation seminars in two cities in British Columbia, Canada— Prince George on Sept. 30 and Kamloops on Oct.

HearForever 08/20/2013
Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most common, and preventable, occupational injury. Hearing conservation experts from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will host free hearing conservation seminars in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Sept. 16 and Sept.
HearForever 08/07/2013
Noise-induced hearing loss might well be the world’s most prevalent occupational injury. But this fall, hearing conservation experts from Honeywell will host a series of free seminars to show how, with the proper education, motivation, and protection, it can also be 100% preventable.
Brad Witt 07/15/2013

Advancements in hearing protector fit-testing technology are now allowing safety managers and workers to more easily and accurately measure hearing protector effectiveness — and further bridge that “lab versus real world” gap between the published NRR and the actual use.

 

Brad Witt 06/30/2013

In recent posts, we've been discussing the role of hearing protector fit testing in hearing consevation programs and addressing the issues related to NRRs. We noted that fit-testing provides a formal metric from which one can determine whether employees are receiving optimal protection for their noise environment.

Brad Witt 07/07/2013

The value of fit-testing in helping wearers of hearing protectors close the gap between their real-world experience and their desired NRR was made evident in a field attenuation study conducted by the Howard Leight® Acoustical Laboratory. In the study, the real-world attenuation of earplugs worn by 100 noise-exposed workers at eight different noisy companies was measured.

Brad Witt 06/23/2013

In recent years, fit-testing of hearing protectors has become available from several manufacturers.  Similar to a qualitative respirator fit-test, an earplug fit-test assesses the actual protectors worn by the workers in the field.

Brad Witt 06/16/2013

In addition to the fact that the Noise Reduction Ratings (NRR), defined in EPA regulation, are simply population estimates, there are numerous other reasons behind the “lab versus worksite” gap, firmly rooted in the world of real human behavior.

They include: