Best Hearing Protection for Aircraft Technicians, Maintenance Personnel, Ground Crews
Noise is a fact of life at any airport facility. Aircraft technicians, maintenance personnel and ground crews are at risk of job-related hearing loss.
With jet engines emitting from 120 to 150 decibels of noise, airport professionals need the best possible hearing protection.
While today’s conventional passive earmuffs do a decent job of reducing mid- and high-frequency noise, they are not very effective at specifically reducing aircraft engine noise which includes a significant low-frequency component. For decades ‘active noise cancellation’ technology has proven to be the best defense against aircraft engine noise by both military and commercial aviation pilots worldwide. But, workers on the ground have been ignored. That is, until now.
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- The Comprehensive Solution
- Effects of Exposure to High Noise Levels
- AMT Society Sponsorship
- Low Frequency Noise Protection
- Get the BEST Hearing Protection
A Comprehensive Hearing Protection Solution.
The professional-grade, high-performance NoiseBuster Active Noise Reduction (ANR) Safety Earmuff is the only hearing protector specifically designed for workers exposed to engine noise. The passive component of the earmuff is ANSI rated a 26NRR. Then, turn on the active noise-canceling electronics and get 20dB (decibels) of low-frequency noise reduction. There’s no better protection against aircraft noise.
Physiological and psychological Effects of Exposure to High Noise Levels.
In addition to hearing loss, prolonged exposure to high noise is known to cause fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, loss of concentration, reduced productivity, headaches and high blood pressure. Reducing the noise with NoiseBuster Earmuffs safeguards hearing and also delivers greater comfort, reduced anxiety and improved focus.
The world you live in after hearing damage occurs is not necessarily a quiet one. Often, after working for several hours in a loud environment (or attending a rock concert), you may experience a ringing in your ears. Some people experience it as a hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping or clicking sound. That’s called tinnitus. Tinnitus may show up before you even notice much hearing loss. Having that constant ringing or roaring in your ears, day and night, forever, can be very unpleasant, frustrating and exhausting.
It is well known that individuals with hearing loss tend to isolate themselves from social situations when communication and interaction with family and friends becomes more challenging. As a result, they become loners and can be depressed.
Hearing loss is sneaky. You won’t feel it. It won’t hurt. It’s one of those things that will happen over time as a result of prolonged exposure to high noise levels. But, one thing is certain – once it happens, it is irreversible.
AMT Society Corporate Sponsor - William F. (Bill) O’Brien Awards for the Maintenance Skills Competition
NoiseBuster was a proud sponsor of this year’s 3rd Annual Maintenance Skills Competition, March 16-18, 2010.
"The competition was intense this year with 25 teams competing including one team from China and another from Australia,” said Ken MacTiernan, Director, AMT Society/Chairman MSC. “Next year already promises to boast of 32 teams for the competition. Southwest Airlines had the fastest overall score in the MSC and they were awarded the Bill O’Brien Award. When I handed them the NoiseBuster Earmuffs, they had ear-to-ear grins!"
"I would like to thank you for the outstanding support you have given the AMT Society as a Corporate Sponsor," said Tom Hendershot, Executive Director, AMT Society. "I would also like to make mention about the great comments that I receive from the IA mechanics at the IA Renewal Programs regarding the NoiseBuster Earmuffs."
Low Frequency Noise Protection
Engine noise has a considerable low frequency component. Low frequency noise from engines, motors and fans is not easily eliminated with traditional passive hearing protection devices. Low frequency noise waves are long and carry great distances. They can penetrate passive barriers like foam ear cups or even cement walls (which is why you can hear the bass of your neighbor’s stereo).