Each year, thousands of workers suffer due to excessive noise exposure while on the job. Unfortunately, many are uninformed and unaware of the dangers of occupational noise and neglect to take the necessary precautions. Inform yourself of the risks involved with occupational noise exposure and equip yourself with the knowledge to prevent it.

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The importance of hearing protection is of constant concern in environments of extreme noise exposure, which creates a challenge for those conducting and participating in plant tours. You’re proud of your plant, and you provide plant tours for many valuable business reasons. Communication is key during these tours because it is essential for the person taking the tour to be able to hear what you are saying to them; this ensures that listeners have the opportunity to make a well-informed decision about your company. However, many companies settle for either: a) reduced communication in the name of safety, or b) focus on communications with hearing safety being at risk. Sensear offers a revolutionary solution by implementing industry-leading technology so that both communication and safety are available in headset tour equipment.

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According to Black & Veatch’s s "2013 Strategic Directions in the North American Natural Gas Industry" respondents reported safety as the number one industry issue. In explosive environments, safety concerns for companies include both fire hazards as well as hearing hazards.

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A throat microphone, also known as a laryngophone, senses and absorbs audio vibrations from the user’s throat via a sensor that is worn against the neck.

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We hear it all the time…budgets for communications systems have been developed, approved, allocated and even mostly spent before somebody realizes that they can’t talk and/or hear over the noise at their job site.

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There have been recent articles and scientific research into the noise trends within data centers. Generally data center managers have taken the position that noise is an acceptable part of the job. However as the industry trends move towards the adoption of high-density equipment and data center consolidation, not only do potential hearing hazards warrant a closer look to protect data center employees, but how do those employees communicate above the noise?

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Two-way radio communication isn’t just for high noise industrial environments. Clear, uninterrupted communication between persons in different locations can be essential. If you are unsure a two-way radio headset would be beneficial in your work environment, or believe that it would be a wasted expense, perhaps Captain Josh’s story may help you decide.

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