Consultancy and Design
Personal Hearing Protectors
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Do you realize that of a huge range of personal hearing protectors
(earplugs and earmuffs) that has been available on the market today,
only few protectors may be appropriate in your particular case ?
Quite often in practice, the SLC80
is contentedly used by employers to assess the appropriateness of
|Measurement Inside Real
In cases of very high/dangerous levels of noise [LAeq exceeding 90 dB(A) and LCPeak exceeding 130 dB(C)],
Pollution Control Consultancy and Design (PCCD) recommends/offers Measurements Inside Real Ear (MIRE).
MIRE is a high-tech, advanced noise measurement that allows to assess the effectiveness of earmuffs
in a particular location/situation, for a particular person !!!
The photographs below show small microphones of our unique, Class 1, Dual-channel, Acoustical Dosimeter
Svan SV 102A that are used during a MIRE:
Disposable Ear-Plug Fitting Instructions
It is important to make sure that your ear-plugs are inserted and fit properly, or you will not get the full benefit of
their noise attenuation.
Before fitting any ear-plugs, make sure your hands are clean!
Hold the ear-plug between your thumb and forefinger. Roll and compress the entire ear-plug to a small, crease-free cylinder.
While still rolling, use your other hand to reach over your head and pull up and back on your outer ear. This is important!
This straightens the ear canal, making way for a snug fit. Sometimes it helps to hold your mouth and throat open whilst
inserting the earplugs.
Insert the ear plug and hold for a few seconds. This allows the ear plug to expand and fill the ear canal.
When properly inserted, the ambient sound level should drop way down as the earplugs expand. You'll feel like the "world's
closing in on you" as some have mentioned. If you can cup your hands over your ears and the noise seems to decrease,
your ear plugs are probably not fitted properly. Remove and refit following instructions.
Always remove ear plugs slowly, twisting them to break the seal. If you remove them too quickly, you could damage your ear drum! Foam ear plugs are disposable and are not supposed to be re-used.
measurement, assessment and control
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