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Hearing Protector FitCheck

Hearing Protector FitCheckIf hearing loss prevention efforts are to be successful, it is important to know that hearing protectors are reducing noise to safe levels. While a properly administered Hearing Protector Fitting helps to ensure that employees are achieving the best possible fit from an appropriate hearing protection device (HPD), the fit check system takes this effort even further.

Traditionally, industry has had no choice but to look to the often criticized Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) as an estimate of the attenuation provided by hearing protectors. Both industry and hearing conservation professionals have long desired a means to reliably predict individual, real-world noise reduction values. With the modern technology of the fit check system, this objective means of measurement is now possible.

View a sample FitCheck Report

About FitCheck

  • Utilizes custom-designed hardware and special headphones
  • Replicates the ANSI laboratory attenuation measurement procedure
  • Employees are tested both before and after putting on their hearing protection.
  • Fitting, test and consultation process takes about 12 -15 minutes per employee
  • Provides a Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR) in decibels (dB)
  • PAR can be subtracted directly from noise exposure level to determine an employee’s protected exposure level.
  • Communication issues are addressed as needed

Benefits of FitCheck

  • Contributes to legal defense through documentation of effective fit and employer compliance
  • Shifts responsibility for proper HPD wearing to the employee
  • Increases employee competence resulting in better protection and improved safety
  • Provides a personalized element to your Hearing Conservation Program

“Without fail, we have been able to raise the attenuation provided by insert-type hearing protectors on each individual wearer to an acceptable level. ”

—Alyeska Pipeline Company