ISHN Article: Behind the Numbers, Understanding Hearing Protector Ratings and Fit Testing

Learn more about the differences and applications of the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR) when it comes to selecting appropriate hearing protectors and why fit-testing is also an important component.

Three Things to Know About the New ANSI Fit Testing Standard

Learn more about the first ANSI/ASA standard that sets the criteria hearing protection fit-test systems should meet to improve accuracy and reporting of fit test results.

Have You Heard of the ANSI/ASA S12.71-2018 Hearing Fit-Test Standard?

Download our detailed ebook to learn more about the new standard and why voluntary compliance is important.

The Challenges of Construction Noise Exposure

Learn how to protect construction workers from hazardous noise while still allowing them to hear the critical sounds needed to perform their job safely and productively.

Reducing the Risks of Hearing Overprotection

Depending on the situation, too much noise reduction could have negative consequences.

‘Cause it’s Gonna Get Loud!

Have you ever thought about the effect loud sound has on your hearing and what you can do to protect yourself from suffering hearing loss? You may not realize how many common noises you are exposed to that rise above recommended safe levels. More importantly, hearing damage is completely preventable.

Are Smartphones Smart to Use on a Job Site?

Expanding the ability to both hear and communicate with fellow workers while protecting against dangerous levels of noise is the purpose behind communication-enhanced hearing protection.

Setting Up a Successful Hearing Conservation Program: Christine Diestler’s Experience

I was able to achieve 100% support from the company’s health and safety leadership because they listened and believed in my passion about the importance of hearing protection.

Listen to What You Can Learn at 3M Hearing Loss Prevention Seminars

We offer one-day Hearing Loss Prevention Seminars free of charge as part of our effort to help educate employers about protecting their workers’ vital sense of hearing through the adoption of safe workplace practices.

Earmuffs: A Key Component of a Hearing Conservation Program

Regardless of your unique workplace conditions, earmuffs can often address a number of factors to help you build a more effective hearing conservation program.