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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States? Almost twice as many people report hearing loss as report diabetes or cancer. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for hearing loss—Damaged inner ear cells do not grow back. Take care of your hearing by protecting your ears from permanent damage. Always wear hearing protection when around sounds louder than 85 dB for an extended period of time. Hearing loss can affect your safety on the job, and decrease your quality of life.

From disposable and reusable earplugs, to semi-aural hearing protection and earmuffs—we have what you need to protect your hearing, and if you already have hearing loss, take steps to keep it from getting worse. 

Nelson-Jameson also offers a wide variety of products available for personnel protection. Ask about our eye, head and face, and respiratory products. We also feature ergonomic products to help support your back, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles.

Contact us today to discuss what products we carry to help keep your plant’s workforce healthy and productive.

Source: cdc.gov


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Tech Tip: Choosing Hearing Protection

Every day, employees are subjected to loud noises at their workplace. It is up to the employer to supply appropriate hearing protection and implement a hearing protection program if noise levels exceed 85 decibels measured with a Time Weighted Average (TWA.)

The hearing protection used will vary greatly depending on the environment, noise levels and personal preference. It is necessary to offer options that all meet your company’s program requirements.

1005602Basic hearing protection can be broken down into three choices: earplugs, semi-aural, and earmuffs.

Earplugs are placed inside the ear canal, and there are two options: Disposable or reusable, and both come in either corded or uncorded versions.

Semi-aural protection is a banded product that can easily be taken off and on. It caps off the ear canal and typically offers a lower protection level than plugs.

Ear muffs are available in many options that involve cushions that fit over the entire ear.

When it comes down to it, it is the employer’s responsibility to supply the hearing protection and your employee’s responsibility to wear it. For more information on Noise Reduction Ratings, see our Learning Center. To view our selection of hearing protection, visit our website.

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