1. Recognition for inside ear field-testing system
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    Recognition for inside ear field-testing system

    August 04, 2016
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    Recognition for inside ear field-testing system

    A new system that has made significant progress in the field-testing of hearing protection solutions has been highly commended for product innovation.

    Recognition for inside ear field-testing system

    A new system that has made significant progress in the field-testing of hearing protection solutions has been highly commended for product innovation.

    Recognition for inside ear field-testing system

    A new system that has made significant progress in the field-testing of hearing protection solutions has been highly commended for product innovation.

    • EARfit award

      The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System was recognised in the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Awards held at the Safety and Health Expo in London.

      Launched earlier this year, the system measures the effectiveness of earplugs and earmuffs from the inside of the ear to help identify which Hearing Protective Equipment (HPE) suits employees best.

      Both ears can be tested at the same time and the measurement is complete in seconds. The system uses seven frequencies to test each ear for noise reduction levels provided by different hearing protection products. Results are measured directly and objectively, so there is no need for individuals to listen or respond to test signals.

      The results generate an overall performance rating indicator per worker that employers can use as a base to select the most appropriate hearing protection.

      The BSIF Safety Awards are highly regarded within the industry and the judges awarded accolades in three categories: product innovation, service and safety excellence. To secure the prestigious award, application engineer Simon Field and Channel marketing executive Catherine Newson had to present the 3M solution to a panel of judges made up of industry peers.

      Catherine said: “We are delighted that the 3M E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Validation System has been recognised by BSIF. This is such a great innovation that will really make a difference to noise protection for workers.”

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