Sound Ear 1
Ideal for Bars, Hotels, Creche Facilities, Etc
Be fully compliant with European Health & Safety legisiation by monitoring and controlling sound and noise levels, protecting both your employees and customers.
Sound Ear 2
You can measure and visualize noise levels in the Hospital or Nursing Home, ensuring a better work environment for staff and a more pleasant stay for patients.
Larger graphical display so you are able to see when hearing protection is required in a particular work area.
Sound Ear Office
Designed with call centres and large offices in mind. Sound Ear will help to effectively control the noise levels in large areas and keep a passive record of noise levels over time which can be downloaded at a later date. Easily moved to various office locations.
Protect staff & customer health
Manage noise levels effectivly
Prevent noise complaints
Reduce the risk of hearing damage
Implement health and safety legislation
Simple light up warning system displays when noise reaches excessive levels.
Why Use Sound Ear
Health and Safety Legislation
EU Directive 2003/10/EC
"The employer shall assess and, if necessary, measure the levels of exposure to noise to which workers are exposed. This has to be done in accordance to the obligations laid down in the Framework Directive 89/391/EEC. Results of the risk assessment have to be recorded on a suitable medium and kept up to date on a regular basis."
"The risks arising from exposure to noise shall be eliminated or reduced to a minimum."
"The exposure limit values must not be exceeded. If they are exceeded, the employer has to take adequate measures immediately in order to reduce the exposure."
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2006
S.I No. 371 of 2006
"These Regulations shall apply to activities in which employees are or are likely to be exposed to risks to their safety and health arising from exposure to noise during their work and, in particular, the risk to hearing."
"it shall be the duty of an employer to ensure that appropriate health surveillance is made available to those
General Application Regulations 2007,Contol Of Noise At Work
"Exposure to high levels of noise can have a number of physiological and psychological effects on workers including stress, tinnitus and if exposed to high noise levels over long periods of time, permanent loss of hearing. High noise levels can also interfere with communications in the workplace, leading to an increased risk of accidents"
Should workers be informed if noise exposure levels are too high?
Workers and their representatives must be informed:
that the noise level is likely to exceed 85 dBA and of the potential risk of damage to hearing
about what is being done to reduce these noise levels
Regulation 125 specifies the actions that must be taken by the employer when the level is between 80dB (A) and 85dB (A). The employer must (in addition to reducing noise levels by general action) inform each potentially affected worker.