Hearing Protection and Communications Solutions for Transportation Workers

The transportation industry has unique challenges when it comes to mitigating Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and offering effective communication solutions for their employees—from high-output diesel engines on trains and large ships to jet engines that produce high levels of noise. 

High-noise environments can adversely affect communication and distract workers from vital functions. However, because hearing loss is more gradual and not as noticeable as a slip or fall, it is not as recognized as other common workplace injuries. 

Like many occupational injuries, work-related hearing loss is preventable when controls are implemented, proper protection is provided and required standards are followed.

About 40% of all transportation workers have been exposed to hazardous noise.
59% of transportation workers exposed to high noise report not wearing hearing protection.
—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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 near locomotives, shipping engine rooms, cargo holds, or ground crews supporting the arrival and departures of planes, can lead to permanent hearing loss or tinnitus. 

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Sensear is Solving High-Noise Communication Problems in the Transportation Industry

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires 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.

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

Hearing Protection Headsets and Noise-Cancelling Communication Headsets for Transportation 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 on-board operating personnel, ground crews and remote support. 

Heavy-Duty Headsets for Hearing Protection and Communication

Sensear offers a variety of headset solutions to provide the best protection for your workers’ communication and safety needs, including dual-protection headsets where exposures may exceed 95 dB(A) as well as Intrinsically Safe in-ear and over-the-ear solutions.  Sensear is the perfect solution to protect hearing for transportation workers.
With some of the best hearing protection solutions, Sensear is solving high-noise communication problems for many of the world’s leading transportation and aerospace companies, including the following:


Check our case studies to see how Sensear is being used across different industries around the globe to improve transportation hearing protection and noise reduction.

Find the Best Transportation Headsets for Hearing Protection and Communication

Decrease high noise levels with the best hearing protection headsets available at Sensear. Contact us today to discuss the best hearing protection solutions for your transportation business. You can also download our product catalog or try our interactive headset selector tool to find the right hearing protection solution for your industry.

To get the best solution for communication, speech enhancement and noise suppression for transportation, schedule a free consultation today and we’ll help you find the ideal hearing protection solution for your location.


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