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Hearing protection

We are serious about protecting your ears.

The days in which hearing protection meant simply putting a foam plug in your ear are long gone. Science has proven that hearing protection has to be taken seriously and legislation is now in place to enforce the prevention of hearing loss.

Exposing your ears to a 100 dB (decibel) noise – like that made by a chain saw or an MP3 player at full volume - damages your inner ear, even if experienced for just 15 minutes. Working unprotected in loud environments for several hours at a time is even more risky.
The problem is that once destroyed, the microscopic hair cells of the inner ear do not grow back. And these crucial tiny hairs cannot be artificially recreated by any medical process.

The consequence is permanent noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and a highly frustrating ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

Noise-induced hearing loss is 100 % preventable when the right hearingprotection is worn consistently in dangerous noise.

Phonak's wide range of in ear hearing protection systems features solutions for every type of user operating in every type of noise environment – from industrial plant workers who require protection with radio or phone communication, to aircraft pilots who fly in constant loud noise, and hunters looking to dampen gun shot sounds while retaining full ambient awareness.