Protecting ears from noise

Protecting your ears from noise? Keep this in mind!

Protecting our ears from loud noises is an essential aspect of our health, something we often do not realise until it is too late. We are all aware that exposure to loud noise can cause serious damage to our hearing.

The main consequences of this are hearing loss and tinnitus, also known as tinnitus. These problems occur mainly when we are exposed to sound for too long, too often and too loudly.

However, one of the biggest drawbacks of hearing damage is the irreversibility of it. Once damaged, there is often no way back, which makes it all the more important to actively protect our hearing from loud noises.

This is especially applicable in certain work situations, such as in construction or for musicians in an orchestra, but also in various hobbies. Think DIY, chores around the house, motorcycling, participating in a shooting club or attending music concerts.

While many people are aware of the risks of loud music, in the workplace there is often a greater need for protection and awareness.

In this article, we take a closer look at the importance of hearing protection in work situations, an important place where hearing protection really deserves more attention. Read on quickly.


Don't let your hearing be (further) damaged at work

Hearing protection in the workplace is not only important, but in many professions even a necessary part of the safety equipment. In several sectors, the use of hearing protection is even required by law. This is because workers are regularly exposed to noise levels that, without proper protection, can seriously damage hearing.

In the construction industry, for example, the use of heavy machinery such as circular saws and pneumatic drills common. These devices can produce noise levels well above the safe limit. Workers in the maritime sector and factories are also often exposed to high noise levels due to the operation of large machines and engines. Without adequate hearing protection, these noise levels can not only cause hearing loss but also lead to other health problems, such as chronic stress or sleep disorders.

Outside industrial sectors, there are also other professions where hearing protection is vital. Police officers, for example, may have to deal with sudden loud noises such as gunshots or explosions during emergencies. Even in less obvious occupations, such as teaching and childcare, where ambient noise can be high, hearing protection can play an important role.

These examples highlight how essential it is to integrate hearing protection into workplace safety measures. It is not only about preventing hearing loss, but also about ensuring the overall health and well-being of workers in a wide range of occupations.


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How do I best protect my ears?

Protecting our ears from sound damage is not just about wearing hearing protection; it is also about developing healthy habits.

There are several practices you can adopt to protect and preserve your hearing:

  • Avoid noisy environments: This is one of the easiest ways to protect your hearing. Avoid places with loud noise or find ways to lower the noise level.
  • Keep your distance from speakers: At concerts or events, it may be tempting to stand close to the speakers, but this can significantly damage your hearing. Keep a safe distance.
  • Always wear hearing protection: This is crucial, especially if you work in noisy environments or with loud machinery. Hearing protectors such as earplugs or headphones can significantly reduce the risk of hearing damage.
  • Regular cleaning of the ears: Earwax can accumulate and affect your hearing. Regular and gentle cleaning of the ears can help prevent wax build-up. However, make sure this is done in a safe manner to avoid damage to the inner ear.
  • Healthy lifestyle: A healthy lifestyle contributes to good hearing. This includes a balanced diet, adequate exercise and avoiding excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco.
  • Consult specialists: It is always a good idea to have your hearing tested regularly by a specialist, especially if you work in a noisy environment.


At Ronell, as experts in hearing protection, we understand the importance of these habits and offer specific tips and products to best protect your hearing. Find out more in the next paragraph.


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Ronell as a starting point for a safe workplace without hearing damage

At Ronell, creating the best possible protection for employees is key. We opt for effective solutions to prevent hearing damage in the workplace. One of our most effective products are otoplastics, custom-made earplugs that accurately match your specific work situation.


Our approach consists of several steps to ensure you get the optimal hearing protection:

  1. Noise and ear measurement: We start with a thorough noise level measurement and an ear measurement. This helps us determine which type of otoplasty and which filter is most suitable for your situation.
  2. Production: The otoplastics are manufactured in our own laboratory, using advanced 3D technology. This guarantees a perfect fit and optimal comfort.
  3. Personal instruction: We personally visit your premises to give instructions on how to use the otoplastics and to test their quality. You will receive a two-year fit guarantee from us, proof of our commitment to quality and safety.
  4. Creating support: We understand the importance of employee support for the successful implementation of hearing protection. With our toolboxes, we organise sessions at your workplace to inform and motivate employees.
  5. Free leak tests: To ensure the quality of our products, we offer free leak tests. We regularly check that the protection still meets the highest standards.


Make an appointment for full-service hearing protection

Would you like to experience the benefits of our full-service hearing protection and make your workplace safer? Then contact Ronell for an appointment. With us, you will not face unexpected costs. Whether it's call-out fees, leak testing or replacement, we make sure everything is transparent and clear.

We are happy to help

You will find our experienced advisers in every region of the Netherlands, ready with customised solutions tailored specifically to your needs. Close by, accessible and always focused on providing the best protection for your hearing.