Solving High Noise Communication Problems in the Railway Industry

Hearing Loss Among Workers in Railroad Industry

If you have waited at a railroad crossing for a train, I am sure you've experienced a large amount of noise associated with the train as it passed by. For railroad personnel, this noise is likely more than just an occasional event and can lead to severe railroad hearing loss.

Over time, many workers in the Railway Industry can suffer extensive hearing loss as the work environment can get extremely loud. The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires Railway industry 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.

Noise Levels in Railway Industry

The chart below shows equivalent noise level dB(A) and maximum noise level dB(A) for 7.5 meters and 20 meters distance from the railway.

Noise Level in Railway Industry

Preventing Railroad Worker Hearing Loss with Noise Reduction Headsets and Earplugs

Sensear’s range of Two-Way Radio and Bluetooth® Headsets and Earplugs are powered by its 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.

Workers can have seamless face-to-face conversations with workers in the work area without screaming and can communicate clearly on their two-way radio or Bluetooth-enabled devices, all while protecting their hearing. Sensear is the perfect railway noise reduction and noise cancellation solution for workers in the railway industry.

Sensear is solving high noise communication problems for many of the world’s leading Transportation companies including the following:


Find the Best Railway Headsets for Hearing Protection and Communication

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