Hearing protection AND communication, what is the best solution?

Hearing protection AND communication, what is the best solution?

In industry, hearing protection is a critical occupational health and safety issue. Prolonged exposure to noise can cause occupational illness and hearing loss in exposed workers.

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According to INRS data, employees in the industrial sector are the most exposed to noise, with approximately 23% of employees exposed to a noise level greater than 85 db. For comparison, a noise level of 85 db corresponds to the noise of a truck in traffic. Noise exposure can rise to more than 120 db when using a hydraulic jackhammer or an electric saw to cut wood, for example. In any case, not protecting yourself can have irreversible consequences. 


That's why hearing protection is essential in industry, and innovative solutions such as ear muffs are increasingly being used. Ear muffs are designed to reduce noise levels to preserve employees' hearing. Noise-canceling earpieces use advanced technologies, such as active noise reduction, to provide quality hearing protection. However, this creates a problem: isolation and the inability to make oneself understood and hear any instructions. In the worst case, it is impossible to avoid danger.


Safehear has developed Louis, a solution that complements hearing protection by connecting to it. In this case, employees lose the reflex to remove their PPE and remain protected in all circumstances. Indeed, thanks to a very sophisticated algorithm, Louis is able to distinguish the voice among the noises, and to retransmit only this one to the interlocutor. 


This innovative solution makes it possible to respond to many situations where communication is essential. In the case of a maintenance intervention, there is often a collaborator in height while the other remains on the ground. And then, voices get heated and cries start to fly: a real cacophony. But if they are wearing Louis, they can work while asking questions and providing the information needed to ensure that the operation runs smoothly.

There are hundreds of cases like this. Let's take the example of a production line. Can you imagine the waste of time, material and risk of moving every time the teammate at the end of the line has to communicate with the person at the entrance of the line? It's time consuming and dangerous. The result? Risk of falling, loss of productivity, waste of raw material. It might be worth it to equip yourself with Louis, right?


YOUR HEARING PROTECTION + LOUIS OUR COMMUNICATING SOLUTION = YOUR EMPLOYEES IN COMPLETE SAFETY AND THEIR PRODUCTIVITY DEPLOYED! 


It is important to emphasize that hearing protection should not be considered as the only solution to combat noise in the industry. Other measures, such as sound insulation of machines and equipment, should also be taken to reduce noise levels. However, hearing protection is still one of the most effective ways to 

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