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The Various Types of Earplugs and Their Possible Uses

Some items tend to have comic associations and among those that are often seen as a source of amusement are earplugs. These simple, commonplace devices are frequently encountered in cartoons depicting a woman, unable to enjoy a good night’s sleep because of her husband’s excessively loud snoring, or a man, seeking to escape from his spouses’ incessant nagging while attempting to enjoy a newspaper. In practice, however, they have a number of extremely useful applications of which one has become a matter of international concern.

Custom Ear Protection

Only Custom Ear Protection Provides an Effective Defence Against NIHL

There have probably been numerous occasions on which you have found it necessary to stick your fingers in your ears in order to mask the noise of some exceptionally loud activity. While this may work as the temporary fix required on such occasions, it is far from being a universal solution. For those who are constantly exposed to high levels of noise in their work environment, something that is both more practical and more effective is required and, for those at risk, the best possible solution will invariably be to wear some form of custom ear protection.

Hearing Conservation Programme

The Importance of implementing a Comprehensive Hearing Conservation Programme

It will probably be a shock to most people to learn that approximately 466 million people around the world are affected by hearing loss to an extent that is considered disabling. This works out to about 5% of the population or one out of every 20 people on the planet. Furthermore, the World Health Organisation estimates that the figure could rise to over 900 million by 2050. More disturbing than these figures, however, is the fact that more than half can be attributed to causes that are preventable with either improved healthcare or a hearing conservation programme.