The Importance of Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Occupational Health and Safety

Long-term exposure to loud noises at the workplace is one of the most common occupational health hazards and can lead to permanent hearing loss. Noise-cancelling headphones can help.

Hazardous noise at the workplace is prevalent in industrial and manufacturing environments along with farms, cafeterias, bars, entertainment venues, offices, and schools. To prevent work-related hearing loss, it is important to identify if your workplace has hazardous noise and measures that can be taken to overcome this.

Identifying Hazardous Noise at The Workplace

The first step to reducing hazardous noise is to identify if there is an issue at your workplace. Performing a simple check can help you determine this.

  • Is the noise noticeable or aggravating?
  • Do people have to raise their voices or shout when talking to others close away?
  • Do people who work in noisy environments find their ears ring at the end of a work shift?
  • Do people who have worked in a noisy environment at the workplace have problems understanding conversations at parties and other crowded places?  

If you answered yes, then your employees could benefit from noise-canceling headphones to protect their hearing and reduce future hearing-related health and safety claims.

Free App to Measure Sound: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed the NIOSH Sound Level Meter (SLM) app for iOS devices to help promote better hearing health and prevention efforts. You can download the free NIOSH app on iTunes.

Benefits of Using Noise-Cancelling Headphones

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety recommends the use of personal hearing protection as a measure to reduce hazardous noise at the workplace. Noise-canceling headphones are an ideal solution for the workplace as they not only reduce loud noises but also increase levels of concentration, leading to improved productivity.

Noise-Cancelling Headphone Options

At Impact, we offer noise-cancelling and reduction headphones that fit every industry and budget. Our Platinum Series noise reduction headset is built tough for demanding high noise and mission-critical environments. This headset is the perfect solution for construction, transportation ground crews, industrial and manufacturing environments and has a Certified Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of -24dB.

For high noise situations like concerts and night clubs, industrial, manufacturing and distribution environments, Impact’s discrete but effective noise-cancelling Platinum Series Surveillance Kit reduces most background noise for clear audio transmission.

Contact us today to learn more about our range of noise-cancelling two-way radio accessories.


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