Staying Environmentally Friendly With Your Hearing Protection

Date: October 17, 2014 | Category: Hearing Protection

sensear-safety-technology-impactAn awareness of environmental concerns has become a vital aspect of every business and industry in the world as more and more people have begun to realize the importance of a healthy dose of environmental responsibility. The “green” movement has become a defining aspect of both small and large businesses alike, with employers in every industry jumping on board. Industry leaders who are intentionally remaining conscientious of how their companies are impacting the environment (i.e. how great of a carbon footprint companies can trace back to themselves) know that a great many small changes are far more effective than attempting to totally remodel business schematics as a whole. For instance, investing in environmentally friendly masks and gloves may make a large dent in the environmental campaign without necessarily leaving a large dent in a given business’ budget.

The Problem

Industries that continually purchase hearing protection equipment are probably well aware of a large number of batteries and earplugs that must be discarded on a daily basis; however, they may not have previously realized that there is a solution to this environmental dilemma. Those who are interested in protecting their employees’ hearing while simultaneously remaining environmentally responsible may have come to the right place. Take a look at the information below to learn how businesses of any size can act in a way that respects the environment without letting go of safety standards.

A United Solution

Business owners know that, oftentimes, the most cost-effective method of carrying out a task is often not identified as the most earth-friendly method of carrying out a task. This is an unfortunate truth of the 21st century: the easy way/cheap way is often harmful to both the user and those around him or her. A fast-food hamburger, for instance, is almost guaranteed to be cheaper than a bag of healthy spinach. This concept is clearly seen in many industries that involve high occupational noise exposure. One can certainly find an inexpensive headset; however, the headset will most likely have downsides including poor environmental consideration. In order to overcome the pervasive use of environmentally irresponsible headgear and hearing protection equipment in businesses today, industries must unite and recognize that both safety and the environment can remain priorities at the same time.

How It Works

Many employers equip their employees with disposable earplugs, and any given employee may easily use up as many as 10 disposable earplugs on a daily basis. Sensear, an industry leader in environmentally friendly hearing protection, offers hearing equipment that is designed to provide lasting protection without over disability. Headsets, for instance, are totally rechargeable and do not require frequent replacements. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries allow continual recharging, and when the batteries do die they can easily be sent in and replaced. Oh, and don’t worry - the old battery is recycled.

Industry leaders who aim to uphold modern values and equip their employees with the best equipment may want to consider implementing more environmentally friendly ideas into daily work mechanics for quality, responsible experience. Contact a specialist today to learn how investing in a headset may benefit you and your company.


Jason Goldthwaite

is a member of the Sensear team who shares insights on hearing and noise protection. With a background in hearing safety, he aims to inform and inspire readers.