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What hearing loss sounds like

Brad Witt of Howard Leight (a Honeywell Initiative) wrote an interesting blog recently about what hearing loss sounds like.  To get an idea, first read this aloud: “Noise induced hearing loss makes understanding speech harder.  You’ll first lose the ability … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Hearing Protection

If you need to raise your voice to be heard from three feet away, you probably need to wear hearing protection. Ear plugs and ear muffs may offer similar levels of protection. The most important things with hearing protection is … Continue reading

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OSHA Withdraws Proposed Occupational Noise Interpretation

OSHA announced they are withdrawing their proposed interpretation of the noise standard, which would have clarified the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” of noise hazards. According to OSHA’s press release: “Hearing loss caused by excessive noise levels remains a … Continue reading

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