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Hearing Conservation Solutions

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Hearing Conservation

As a global leader in hearing protection and fit test validation, 3M delivers easy and comprehensive solutions to complex hearing protection challenges.

Hearing Conservation Product Catalogue


Hearing Conservation Challenges

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    The first step in solving the challenge is to measure the noise levels your workers are facing. When you've detected the noise levels, you can select the appropriate protection for the job.

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    3M delivers a wide range of innovative hearing protectors, making it easy to select the right solution for the job. A variety of types and sizes of earplugs and earmuffs are available helping your team determine the right fit for each person and the right protection for the application. Our innovative products are designed for comfortable, extended wear, and they can help your team comply with your safety program.

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    Integrating hearing protector fit testing into your hearing conservation program benefits everyone from new hires to high-risk workers. The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System makes it easier to fit, train and motivate workers and to assess and manage the long-term performance of your hearing conservation program.

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Your Hearing Conservation Program Starts here

Your Hearing Conservation Program Starts Here


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Additional Resources

  • Why 3M Hearing Conservation?
    40 million workers are exposed to loud noise and 13 million suffer from hearing disorders despite industry regulations *. You can advance your hearing conservation programme with a customised and comprehensive approach to the hearing protection challenge. Implementing a solution that really makes a difference begins with understanding the hazards, the regulation and the factors that impact protection. * Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
  • Fit testing is key, so make sure you get results you can trust. The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System measures the effectiveness of the earplug from inside the ear, providing accurate quantitative results. And because you can simultaneously test both ears, you’ll have more time to educate employees on the importance of fit and compliance.

    • Fit

      Have the employees insert their hearing protection.

    • Test

      Connect to microphones and begin speaker test sound.

    • Assess

      Use PAR to customise hearing protector selection.

  • The #1 Reported Occupational Health Issue: data from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work shows that noise induced hearing loss is the most commonly reported occupational medical condition in the EU. One Third of European Employees Potentially at Risk: according to the EU OSHA one third of workers in Europe are exposed to potentially dangerous levels of noise
  • At home and work, it’s important to understand which sounds may cause hearing loss and require hearing protection.

    Key challenges of implementing Hearing Conservation Program : Every environment is different and workers can ace a wide range of sound levels throughout the day and in different areas at the same facility.

    The Human Factor: Each person has a different shape, size and anatomy of the ear canal, so there is no one-size fits all hearing protection solution. The key to achieving optimal protection is having the best fit possible.

    Employee Communication: Where there is an essential need for workers to communicate or hear warning sounds it is vital that their hearing is protected from hazardous noise levels at the same time.