If you’ve ever worked in a high-noise environment, you understand the difficulty of wanting to protect your hearing while also needing to be able to hear your coworkers and surroundings. Wearing earplugs or ear muffs may protect your ears, but does it put you at risk by muffling important communications and sounds? Going without may help you communicate, but it also makes you vulnerable to dangerous noise exposure.
Most people settle on a combination of both — they wear hearing protection when manning a machine or using a noisy tool, but they take it off when done. This isn’t optimal or productive, and it exposes you to other surprising and potentially dangerous noises.
The Safer, More Effective Alternative
Technology-based situational awareness hearing protection is the ideal alternative to the scenarios above. Sonetics’ technology allows you to stay safe while being able to hear the sounds you need from the surrounding environment. Let’s take a closer look at how this works.
Stereo microphones: These are inside every Sonetics wireless headset. You can find them just on the forward edge of each ear dome. These small microphones let you hear outside sound while the headset stays on your head, providing vital hearing protection. You can easily tell where the sound is coming from, whether it is behind you, in front of you or to the side.
Independent volume control: Sonetics wireless headsets let you hear voice communications at the same time you hear outside sounds. You are in control of the volume. Turn it up to max to amplify your normal hearing just enough to get what we call “wolf ears.”
Protection from sudden loud sounds: Sonetics keeps you safe by automatically limiting any sudden loud sounds to 82 decibels in your headset. This keeps you in line with hearing safety standards while still allowing you to hear what you need to.
The situational awareness afforded by Sonetics wireless headsets is valuable in any industry, but we highly recommend these units for workers in trenches, road construction and maintenance crews, crane operators, manufacturing workers, tow truck drivers and others who can benefit from increase situational awareness.
Interested in seeing (or hearing?) the Sonetics difference for yourself? Contact Haaker today to schedule your FREE demo.