Hearing Protection and Communications Solutions for Energy & Utilities Industry

Safe and effective communication within the energy and utilities industry is critical for the day-to-day operations, and maintenance of vital municipal services. From streets and sanitation, to transmitting and distributing electricity, natural gas, water, municipal transportation and other critical resources, the ability for workers to communicate clearly and effectively over ambient or industrial noise is essential for their safety and productivity.    

There are a multitude of factors that can influence noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) within a broad and diverse industry, including turbines, operating machinery, heavy-equipment, vehicles and ambient street noise will all impact a worker’s ability to communicative effectively and safely. 

43% of all Utility workers have been exposed to hazardous noise.
38% of noise-exposed Utilities workers report not wearing hearing protection.
According to the CDC


The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that potentially damaging noise levels put 18 million workers at risk and produced 14,500 cases of work-related hearing loss. Like many occupational injuries, work-related hearing loss is preventable when controls are implemented, proper protection is provided and required standards are followed.

Multiple hazards exist for energy and utility workers on the job, unfortunately, noise and hearing loss is not considered as being as critical as other more prevalent dangers like slips, trips and falls. Because hearing loss is more gradual and not typically immediately noticeable, it is not as recognized like other injuries.

Hearing damage is preventable, but it cannot be undone. There is no surgery or cure for noise-induced hearing loss. Repeated exposure to high noise levels, such as working on or near machinery, operating heavy equipment, or near turbines and generators can lead to permanent hearing loss or tinnitus.

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Sensear is Solving High-Noise Communication Problems in the Energy & Utilities Industry

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide hearing protection to their employees when noise exposure equals or exceeds an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) of 85 dB(A) or more.

There are a variety of different machines, equipment and activities within the energy and utilities industry that can create significant and harmful noise levels, particularly with long-term exposure. That is why providing workers with Sensear’s noise-cancelling headsets is critical to mitigating the serious risk of hearing loss.

Hearing Protection Headsets and Noise-Cancelling Communication Headsets for Energy & Utilities Workers

Reducing high-noise levels to safer decibel dB(A) levels to protect workers is only part of the mission at Sensear to keep workers safe on the job. In addition to our industry-leading noise-reduction headsets, we also provide workers with 360° situational awareness of their environment. 

Sensear’s range of Two-Way Radio and/or Bluetooth® Headsets and Earplugs are powered by groundbreaking SENS® (high noise communication) Technology that elevates speech and suppresses dangerous background noise, so workers can hear speech and stay protected in high-noise environments. The result is increased job site safety with enhanced communications and vital 360° situational awareness.

Workers can have seamless conversations whether they are face-to-face, connected via short range, or on their two-way radio or Bluetooth-enabled devices, all while protecting their hearing using high-quality, noise-canceling headsets. Sensear headsets also provide protection and clear communications between operators inside vehicles, on the street or throughout the energy facility. 

Find the Best Energy & Utilities Headsets for Hearing Protection and Communication

To get the best solution for communication, speech enhancement and noise suppression for energy & utility plants, Schedule a Free Consultation today and we’ll help you find the ideal hearing protection solution for your facility.

Heavy-Duty Manufacturing Headsets for Hearing Protection and Communication

Sensear offers a variety of headset solutions to provide the best protection for your workers communication and safety including dual protection headsets where exposures may exceed 95 dB(A), intrinsically safe headsets for volatile environments, and in-ear bone conduction headsets that are ideal for workers required to wear respirators, but still need to communicate effectively.

Sensear is the perfect solution to protect hearing for energy and utility workers.
With some of the best hearing protection solutions for energy and utility applications, Sensear is solving high-noise communication problems for many of the world’s leading energy and utility providers.


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