Choosing the right custom hearing protector is a key point

A good custom hearing protector must allow interpersonal communication and let workers be aware of their environment while protected. Cotral Lab helps you choose the best custom earplug to meet the needs of each individual.

Having the right hearing protector allows you to avoid two issues:

Overprotection: With an attenuation that’s too high, it's impossible to communicate. The employee is isolated from the environment, and is not aware of alarms and other alert signals.

Hearing Loss: With an attenuation level that's too low, the worker is not adequately protected.

The perfect level of protection using custom hearing protectors

Evaluate your noise related risk

Why do you need a diagnosis?

  • Know the dB level in each area of your plant
  • Understand the pros and cons of the current hearing protectors
  • Understand how satisfied your employees are in regard to the devices they are provided with. Do they wear these devices? If not, why not?
  • Be compliant with OSHA Hearing Conservation Program regarding other PPE wear, food processing requirements, etc
  • Make your employees accountable for their own level of protection
  • Effectively protect your workforce with the right level of hearing protection for every worker in each area of the plant
Hearing Protection Specialist and employee during a noise mapping audit
SAPAN

The right custom hearing protectors for each individual

Developed by HearingProTech®, SAPAN® allows employers to make the perfect choice for the perfect hearing protector.

The following data is required for each employee:

  • Level of noise the employee is exposed to
  • Any needs about being aware of their environment
  • Any existing hearing loss
  • Any other PPE worn (safety glasses, for example)

The app specifies the best custom hearing protector, based on the specific requirements and working conditions of each individual, taking into consideration all relevant standards and legislation.

Your Hearing Protection Program: You and Cotral Lab together!

Cotral Lab will guide you to success.

You can rely on Cotral Lab's professionalism at every step of your Hearing Protection Program implementation. Our engagement starts from the ear impressions to the adoption of the best custom hearing protectors by your team, followed by the testing for effectiveness, and through to the total satisfaction of your workforce.

We'll send a satisfaction survey to you a few weeks after the program is implemented. Improving our process and making sure workers completely adopt the solution, with the aim of ensuring our customers' full satisfaction, is a top priority at Cotral Lab.

Audiograph results for hearing protection program