Understanding Noise Reduction Ratings (NRR)

Guided tours of popular manufacturing facilities/factories, from breweries to aircraft
manufacturers, provide visitors with a unique and memorable behind-the-scenes look at the
manufacturing process. Some manufacturing facilities, however, can provide a challenge due
to their noise level. In these cases, a tour system equipped with noise reduction headphones
may be required to both help guests hear the tour guide and to provide guests with adequate
hearing protection. This document will provide an overview of how noise reduction rated
headphones are rated and how they perform based on their Noise Reduction Rating (NRR).

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Improving Hearing Loss Prevention

Key Points

  • Noise-induced hearing loss is still a significant problem. An estimated 242 million dollars are spent on worker’s compensation claims for hearing loss annually.
  • Companies could improve by shifting their efforts to more long-term, sustainable methods for managing noise exposure.
  • Personal protective equipment is only effective if sized and used correctly.
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The Power of Standardizing Equipment Across Facilities

“No matter the challenge, solutions cannot be developed in a vacuum.”

– The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Standardization is often the underappreciated key to the success of many of today’s most inventive companies. Although headlines emphasize the brave steps forward that resulted in brilliant innovations, we sometimes forget what happens next. How a company implements an innovation is what actually creates lasting changes.

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The Benefits of a Portable Communication System

Taking Complications Out of Communication

Try to recall the last time you were a member of an audience. It could be a tour, a conference, or a gathering. Do you remember the sounds of the group, the occasional cough, the shuffle of people moving, and the person next you whispering to ask what the leader just said?

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Introduction to OSHA Noise Regulations

Key Points

  • OSHA’s Hearing Conservation Program was developed with a focus on preventing hearing loss from occurring.
  • A variety of tools can be used to prevent hearing loss and meet OSHA compliance. It’s important to select the best solution based on the problem.
  • Although the costs of compliance can be high, both employees and the company benefit from hearing conservation programs.
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Tourguide Pros Offer 14 Insider Tips for an Enticing Facility Tour

Key Points

• Guided tours of any kind function best when the tour provider offers a sound system that allows everyone to hear the narration clearly.
• Tour guides must be ultra familiar with their material and be willing to engage participants in an immersive way.
• Knowing the particulars of one’s audience is essential to a quality tour that’s geared for a particular demographic.

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How to Compare Tour Guide Systems

Key Points

  • Tour Guide Systems enhance the communication between speakers and their listeners, but not every solution is the same.
  • Ask providers good questions to narrow down the communication tools that will best meet your needs.
  • Take note of environmental factors impacting your communication to select a tour guide system that performs most effectively in those areas.
  • Ensure the providers you consider buying from are reputable and reliable.
  • Make a final, informed, purchasing decision on a tour guide system that achieves your end goals.
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How Tour Guide Systems Solve Noise Level Challenges

Key Points

  • Noise-level concerns are a major barrier to group communication in sound sensitive environments.
  • Tour guide systems are designed to effectively foster communication in areas where there’s plenty of noise, and environments where quiet must be maintained.
  • Adopting a tour guide system requires a brief transition period, but the results that follow are more than worth the effort.
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3 Ways to Use ListenTALK in Your Facility

Key Points

  • Background noise can severely limit the amount of communication that takes place in an industrial setting.
  • ListenTALK systems provide a simple solution that will work in a variety of scenarios.
  • Effectively communicating to investors, executives, trainees, and others on facility tours can guide the safety of participants, provide a medium for clear communications, and ensure a good experience for all involved.
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