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Garry Gordon

Guidelines for a Legally Acceptable CAOHC Industrial Hearing Conservation Program

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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Hearing Protection for shooters
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Garry Gordon

Hearing Protection for Shooters: the Research They Should Do!

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

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Garry Gordon

Violin Channel INTERVIEW | Tom Trones on Minuendo’s Lossless Hearing Protection Earplugs

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

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workplace magazine article about workplace hearing protection
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Workplace Material Handling & Safety

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

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EAR Inc Traynor Seminar
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E.A.R. Inc and Robert Traynor Audiology to Offer Training Seminar for Industrial and Recreational Hearing Market

Conditions in the hearing health care market continue to show dramatic change. Survival for many providers and some manufacturing companies will depend greatly on leadership that can present a strategic, profitable pathway to success. As a result of PSAPs, OTCs, e-commerce, and Big-Box stores such as Costco, Sam’s Club, Cabela’s, Bass Pro, and Kroger’s we have entered an AGE OF ACCELERATED COMPETITION. This competition, fanned by the COVID-19, has created substantial consumer anxiety and concern. Practices that are looking for

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SHOTHUNT™ Standard Electronic Earplugs
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Garry Gordon

3 Great Choices for Upgrading to a Better Custom Hearing System

Now’s a great time to upgrade your specialized hearing systems for hearing protection and/or hearing enhancement.  If your custom earplugs are over 5 years old, they may no longer fit properly as ears change over time.  1. Custom Electronics Our latest custom electronics offer multimode technology which allow the user to switch to pre-set programs that automatically reduce background noise without compromising volume.  2. Impressions or Sleeves We can digitally recreate new impressions from any existing product and/or offer an

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Garry Gordon

Fit checking hearing protection

How does fit checking minimize the risk of hearing loss claims and help workers properly use hearing protection products? Traditionally, the verification of how well an ear protector (muff or plugs) attenuates has been conducted under laboratory standards that resulted in reporting a noise reduction rating. The resulting NRR score simply implied the expected attenuation when the product was properly installed at the time of use. Eventually, it was recognized that numerous end users weren’t achieving these values for a

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Garry Gordon

Waterproof Custom Electronics

Boulder, CO (July 24th, 2015) Excess moisture has long been the number one cause of damage to the electronic hearing protection and/or hearing aids. E.A.R. Inc.’s new WATERPROOF/RESILIENT series of custom-fit electronic earplugs have been specifically designed to meet or exceed the acoustical needs of both hunters and shooters. All earplugs are 100% DIGITAL and automatically reduce damaging sounds that exceed 85 dB such as gunfire while amplifying quiet sounds and ensuring 360-degree situational awareness. There are 12 color choices of

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