By: Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP and Garry G. Gordon, MS, Contributors Originally published in Workplace Material Handling & Safety The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing conservation (CAOHC) is a non-membership organization created in 1973 to collaborate with nine professional organizations that have a common interest in all aspects of occupationally related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Through the mission to advance best practices in occupational hearing conservation worldwide through credentialing, education and advocacy, the organization has had a
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GARRY GORDON, MS, AUDIOLOGIST, EAR, INC., BOULDER, CO ROBERT M. TRAYNOR, ED.D., MBA, FNAP, AUDIOLOGIST, ROBERT TRAYNOR AUDIOLOGY, LLC, FT. COLLINS, CO Boom…! Every time the trigger is pulled on a loaded shotgun outdoors the average intensity of impulse noise is between 150 to 161 Decibels! This research was accurately conducted by Rasmussen et al (2009) and cited by Meinke et al 2017. Rasmussen and colleagues found these levels from shotguns at the left ear of a right-handed shooter. As
The acoustic earplugs provide high-quality, no-loss sound for musicians and live music lovers The Violin Channel recently discussed the revolutionary hearing protection earplugs for musicians with Tom Trones, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer from Minuendo. Tell us about the special Minuendo hearing protection earplugs for musicians. When and where were they invented? Minuendo was founded in Oslo, Norway in 2018 to commercialize three years of research at one of Europe’s largest research institutions, SINTEF. We started off with some fundamental technology but
Situational Awareness In the Workplace By Garry G. Gordon, Contributor With over 36 years experience working with industrial, recreational, law enforcement, music and military accounts, it has been interesting to witness how hearing protection is often selected and assigned. We all know the ramifications of excessive noise exposure, whether it has occurred in the workplace or in leisure activities, like motor sports, concerts or hunting. In many cases the choices of hearing protection offered is not always given the attention
New Minuendo Lossless earplugs to be offered by E.A.R. Customized Hearing OSLO, Norway (March 16, 2021) – Minuendo, one of the leading manufacturers of adjustable ear plugs, today announced that it will supply its Minuendo Lossless earplugs to distributor E.A.R. Customized Hearing, an established distributor of hearing protection products and systems in North America. E.A.R. Inc. is also a platform for hearing loss prevention education and seminars. As technology and awareness improves with regard to hearing loss prevention, Minuendo continues
Colorado-based audiologist Garry G. Gordon, MS, has been spreading the message now for decades: more audiologists need to embrace the notion that they’re not just there to “fix” hearing loss, but also to prevent it in the first place through education about hearing protection and custom earmolds.