Hearing loss is a generic term that encompasses a wide range of issues and various degrees of disabilities. Typically, hearing loss can be a progressive process, often occurring subtly over time. If not taken seriously, hearing loss can leave uninformed workers in high-noise environments with permanent hearing impairments. Not only is this damaging for the worker, but this also affects the company or business owner greatly, as they can be held liable for the health and safety of their employees.

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Wrong. Based on research found by us at Sensear, the average noise level around the server areas of a data center can be up to 92 dB(A), and within the server racks, noise levels can reach up to 96 dB(A). To put this into perspective, this is equivalent to listening to a motorcycle up close all day, for 48-52 hours a week (or more if there aren’t enough workers). How long and how loud can someone listen to sound without risking hearing damage? OSHA and NIOSH break this down in Figure 1 below.

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Those that are not privy to the world of hearing protection and smart earmuffs may never have heard of  the term “Digital Signal Processing.” Digital Signal Processing or DSP is only used by premium headset companies such as Sensear to create a safe experience in loud-noise work environments, and it is a crucial element of a good industrial headset.
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Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and noise-induced tinnitus are two of the most common disabilities among the manufacturing industry workers in the United States.

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Many of the world’s leading manufacturing companies contacted Sensear to reevaluate their communication solutions in the light of today’s new normal: Social Distancing. The companies want to invest in the best communication solution available to help protect their employees’ hearing as well as enable clear communication, all while maintaining six feet social distance.

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The global corona-virus outbreak has created an increasing number of challenges to individuals, communities, companies, and manufacturing facilities.

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Even though most of the retail industry is facing uncertainty with the current COVID 19 situation, several direct to consumer brands selling non-essential items online have somewhat remarkably seen an increase in their online sales in the recent few weeks.

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COVID-19 has produced a prolonged attack on public life, especially indoor life. Many of the largest super-spreader events took place inside: at a church, in an auditorium, at a conference. The risk of infection in indoors is almost 19 times higher than in open-air environments, according to study from researchers in Japan.

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The corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing worldwide concern and economic difficulty for consumers, businesses and communities across the globe. It has differentially impacted companies based on their industry, geographic focus, end markets served and product use cases. Paper & Packaging Industry is no different. Manufacturers are facing unique challenges caused by the crisis and rising demands for products like toilet paper and other hygienic products.

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Noise in the modern workplace is a well-known hazard with firm laws and guidelines in the United States, Australia and many other countries throughout the world to ensure employees have some degree of protection.

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