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HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR HEARING PROTECTION?

06-10-2014
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How well have you inserted your hearing protection, and are you getting the expected attenuation?

Trent Smith, Noise Prevention Specialist at Cotral poses this question to workers throughout the manufacturing sector.

“The expected levels of attenuation of a hearing protector are an average, which means that many of your employees may not actually be adequately protected, Mr Smith says.  “A poorly fitting disposable ear plug can result in the effective attenuation being 10dB less than the expected results.” 

CAPA from Cotral offers the ideal solution.

CAPA, now available in Australia, is the only universal fitting test that is evaluated and approved by the INRS, says Mr Smith. 

With CAPA you are able to test the effectiveness of any in-ear hearing protector – so you are not tied down to one supplier. 

Mr Smith says CAPA is the only commercially available test in Australia that can test the effectiveness of any in-ear protection device in 7 frequencies derived from “classical pure-tone audiometry.”

Administration of CAPA is simple and intuitive, and doesn’t require special training. 

The results will inform you if the hearing device is compliant and if it is suitable for the employees work zone.  

It is a great tool for teaching employees how to insert their hearing protection devices correctly if they fail to achieve sufficient attenuation. 

 

Cotral Lab

Ph: 02 9667 3268 (NSW, QLD, ACT, NT)

Ph: 03 9597 9651 (VIC, TAS, SA, WA)

www.cotral.com

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