Esko Reduces the Risk of Occupational Hearing Loss with Their Hearing Protection Products

Posted January 29, 2018 by Gideon_Marsh

Esko, a New Zealand brand that provides safety gear to different industries, offers a range of ear protection products that reduce the risk of occupational hearing loss.

[b][NEW PLYMOUTH, 1/29/2018][/b] - Noise-induced hearing loss results from damage to the ear, including the ear drum, sensitive bone structures in the middle ear and hair cell nerve endings in the inner ear. The hearing mechanism, by Esko, sends signals to the brain; once part of the ear middle or inner ear is damaged, the hearing loss is permanent.

Noise-induced hearing can be caused by continuous exposure to loud sounds over a long period of time or by an intense wave of sound such as an explosion. Recreational activities like attending loud parties and live concerts, or listening to music at high decibel levels may also cause hearing loss. Household chores involving noisy objects like lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners may also cause hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss can also speed up age-related deafness that starts as early as 50 years of age.

[b]Occupational Hearing Loss in New Zealand[/b]

Occupational noise-induced hearing loss is a global problem that contributes 16 per cent to 37 per cent of hearing loss cases all over the world. In New Zealand, 25 per cent of the country's workforce labours under 'noisy' industries, according to Deloitte's 2017 report.

The Health and Safety Work Act of 2015 requires employers to regularly monitor worker's health and the working environment to prevent injuries and conditions like occupational hearing loss. The legislation requires hearing protection be provided in workplaces that have noise levels of 140 decibels and above.

[b]Hearing Protection in the Workplace[/b]

Esko, a provider of premium safety products in New Zealand, offers hearing protection products for various industries across New Zealand.

Esko's Vortex earplugs are soft and easy to roll to allow easy ear insertion, while their protective earmuffs are light and comfortable and give maximum noise protection. All of their products adhere to Australian and New Zealand workplace safety standards on hearing protection.

[b]About Esko[/b]

Esko is New Zealand’s premium brand of safety products. They manufacture and supply safety gear to some of the country’s most challenging industrial, marine and manufacturing sectors. Their products and services also support improved traffic management and road safety.

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Issued By Gideon Marsh
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Last Updated March 2, 2018