There are many new cases of people receiving compensation for hearing
damage each year, through both civil claims and the Government disability
benefit scheme, with considerable costs to industry, society and, most
importantly, the people who suffer the disability.
Hearing loss is usually gradual due to prolonged exposure to noise. It
may only be when damage caused by noise over the years combines with
normal hearing loss due to ageing that people realise how deaf they have
become. Hearing damage can also be caused immediately by sudden,
extremely loud noises. Exposure to noise can also cause tinnitus, which is
a sensation of noises in the ears such as ringing or buzzing. Tinnitus may
occur in combination with hearing loss.
There are many types of hearing protection available — disposable and reuseable earplugs, earmuffs, and custom made earplugs.
ERIKS custom made earplugs offer a tailor-made solution to personal hearing protection.
Made of soft silicone, ERIKS custom made hearing protectors offers five V
acoustic filters, each offering different attenuation properties.