Hearing protection reduces noise levels to a safe value. Meaning, that you can be exposed to noise during a full working day without risking hearing damage. This only applies if hearing protection is worn continuously while in noise!
Who determines safe values?
The EU Directive 2003/10/EC , has determined that you can safely handle 80 decibels (dB) of noise for 8 continuous hours, and not run the risk of damaging your hearing. This means that 8 hours of 80 dB noise, is the maximum amount of noise one can safely be exposed to for the duration of an entire workday. Surpassing this maximum dose will eventually result in hearing damage.
We always aim for the ‘8 hours in 80 dB equivalent’!
For the perfect attenuation and filter type, we need to understand the noise levels to which you are exposed. By subtracting the threshold value for safe exposure time from the noise levels measured on site, we can determine the optimal attenuation and the perfect filter range. This way we know for sure that you are absolutely safe!
Hearing Protection only works if worn continuously!
Hearing protection can only be effective if worn continuously while in noise. Removing your hearing protection in order to hold a conversation, or because they feel uncomfortable, is the equivalent of taking down your umbrella during a rainstorm. A few seconds without protection can result in a pair of soggy shoes.
Great comfort guarantees your protection
In order to motive you to wear hearing protectors and remain safe, they must fit comfortably, feel secure and offer a quality of sound that doesn’t make it necessary to remove the hearing protection in order to hold a conversation or perceive important warning signals. This type of acoustic- and wearer comfort can only be achieved when a custom-made, soft silicone mould is combined with an optimally attenuated acoustic filter with a flat frequency response.