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No one in the organization understands your business’s environmental health and safety risks like you do. And when it comes to mitigating the risk of noise-induced hearing loss, no one understands you like Sensear.

Across the globe, Sensear is sitting down with Safety Professionals to help them reduce the rising claims against NIHL and provide industry-leading technology to solve high-noise industrial communications while maintaining 360º situational awareness.  

What Does Compliance Sound Like?

According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), over 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to noise levels high enough to cause irreversible hearing loss. This exposure comes at a staggering cost to their employers. The CDC reports U.S. Workers’ Compensation for Occupational Hearing Loss exceeds an estimated $242 million annually.

If you are a health and safety professional looking to solve an overlooked work-related illness or occupational hearing loss, you have found the right partner in Sensear. Since our inception in 2006, Sensear has been on a mission to eradicate high-noise industrial hearing loss and enhance critical communications. Sensear collaborates with industries in high-noise environments and with communications manufacturers to solve communication challenges while maintaining a safe work environment.

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RESOURCES

Improve Safety Procedures

High-noise environments are a key stress trigger for employees, impacting productivity. Sensear offers a solution that provides effective hearing protection while enabling clear communication and situational awareness amidst machinery noise, enhancing workplace efficiency and safety.

Meet OSHA Compliance Standards

OSHA mandates hearing protection in noisy environments exceeding 85 dB(A). However, workers face communication challenges when protection is removed. SENS® Technology reduces noise to 82 dB(A), preserving situational awareness and enhancing speech for clear communication in hazardous environments.

Safety Manuals and Training

Understanding how to protect yourself in high-noise environments is crucial. Check out Sensear's product manuals and training resources to learn more about how Sensear improves communication and safety in high-noise workplaces.

It's NOT About Noise Cancellation

While our patented SENS® Technology simultaneously enhances speech and suppresses background noise so users can communicate and protect their hearing, Sensear also recognizes the critical importance of employees maintaining 360° situational awareness of their surroundings in noisy environments for their safety.  

Our headsets are engineered not to cancel noise but to suppress the background noise from speech and keep employees 360° situationally aware of their environment. At Sensear, we recognize the importance for employees to be safe and productive; they also need to be aware of the nature, distance, and directionality of all sounds, including forklifts, cranes, machinery, vehicles, alarms, as well as speech.  

As a health and safety officer, when you specify the requirements for your high-noise industrial headsets, be sure you’re providing Sensear headsets for your employees. Headsets that do NOT just cancel the noise (i.e. foam plugs that cancel noise), Sensear’s headsets safeguard workers to solve your high-noise communication challenges.

The Sound of Safety #003

Financial Impact of Hearing Loss on Employers

Listen to Dr. Keith Darrow explain why safety is the #1 concern for employees and why employers need be more proactive when it comes to occupational hearing loss.

Statistic and Insights

Explore Sensear's Guides and Infographics for insights into hearing loss and noise levels across high-noise industries. Discover the risks of prolonged exposure to high noise levels in sectors like manufacturing and construction. Gain practical strategies and innovative technologies to mitigate risks and enhance communication in noisy environments, promoting workplace productivity while safeguarding workers' hearing.

Effects of Hearing Loss

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Noise Exposure Impacts

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We Can Help

Support for Safety Professionals

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Authoritative Resources

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OSHA ensures workplace safety in the United States, including regulating hearing conservation programs when noise exposure reaches or exceeds 85 dB over 8 hours. These programs involve preventative measures like monitoring noise, providing hearing protection, testing employees' hearing, and implementing noise reduction strategies to prevent occupational hearing loss and maintain a safe work environment.

LEARN MOER AT OSHA.GOV

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NIOSH focuses on preventing work-related injuries and illnesses, emphasizing the risk of permanent hearing damage from high noise levels in the workplace. They recommend taking precautions when noise exceeds 85 dB averaged over an 8-hour workday, including implementing engineering controls, providing hearing protection, and conducting regular noise assessments and employee training.

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The CDC warns that loud noise can lead to hearing loss, whether gradually or quickly. They highlight common noise sources in industrial workplaces, including machinery and equipment, with associated decibel levels. The CDC recommends implementing controls such as engineering measures, administrative protocols, and personal protective equipment to protect workers.

LEARN MORE AT CDC.GOV

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HLAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with hearing loss. They promote awareness of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and advocate for preventive measures, such as using hearing protection and limiting exposure to loud noises. Their initiatives aim to empower individuals to preserve their hearing health and reduce the impact of noise-induced hearing loss.

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NSC is dedicated to eliminating preventable injuries and deaths in workplaces across the United States by promoting best practices, providing educational resources, and advocating for stringent safety standards. Their mission encompasses various occupational safety issues, including occupational noise. As a proud NSC member, Sensear is committed to advancing these goals by offering innovative hearing protection solutions that help create a safer workplace.

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