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.

Summertime and the Living is Noisy

Many young people get summer or afterschool jobs that involve farm work, construction, landscaping or theme parks, all of which can damage hearing. Prolonged exposure to high-noise volumes or even short exposures to high-level impulse sound can damage sensitive structures in the inner ear and cause noise-induced hearing loss and/or ringing in the ears. Learn more about how to protect loved ones from hearing loss.

Have You Heard: What’s Your Least Favorite Sound and Why?

We acknowledge that loud noises can harm our hearing, and we understand the tremendous benefits of wearing hearing protection. But what we want to know is why this is important to you. We want you to be fans of the sounds around us. Here are some responses to the question “What’s your least favorite sound and why?”

Have You Heard: What’s Your Favorite Sound and Why?

We acknowledge that loud noises can harm our hearing, and we understand the tremendous benefits of wearing hearing protection. But what we want to know is why this is important to you. We want you to be fans of the sounds around us. Here are some responses from around the world to the question “What’s your favorite sound and why?”