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Listen! Take care of your hearing

Honeywell

New video to raise awareness of the life-changing consequences of noise-induced hearing damage

HONEYWELL, specialists in industrial safety products and solutions, have created a new video – ‘Take Care of Your Hearing’ – to raise awareness of the life-changing consequences of hearing damage.

The video is part of a package of tools – including presentations, posters and articles – designed to help employers ensure industrial workers receive effective hearing protection and training in the workplace.

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the most common permanent injury and, being irreparable and irreversible, can dramatically affect a person’s quality of life.

Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) defines tinnitus as the third most serious non-deadly medical condition for humans.

‘NIHL is entirely preventable, which is why employers must provide proper hearing protection,’ commented Kjersti Rutlin, hearing conservation manager for Honeywell EMEA.

‘Employers have a duty of care and, as part of this, workers need to receive effective training so that they know how to use and fit their hearing protection correctly.

‘In doing so, we can avoid incidents that can be detrimental not only to the individual affected but also to their family and friends.’

‘Take Care of Your Hearing’ explains how exposure to one extremely high-impulse sound can result in permanently reduced hearing ability and tinnitus.

The video follows a metal worker who is exposed to a life-changing incident and underlines the importance of effective training in hearing protection.

The video also underpins Honeywell’s new Hearing Conservation Training Programme, which outlines the consequences of noise exposure, explains the importance of using hearing protection devices properly and points to the key steps in an effective hearing conservation programme.

Watch the video ‘Take Care of Your Hearing’ below.

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