Noise toolbox, the importance of hearing protection

Noise toolbox - Know the importance of good hearing protection

Where noise in the workplace an increasing risk forms for employee wellbeing, Ronell is at the forefront with a crucial mission: to provide optimal hearing protection. With over 80,000 ears protected and a wide range of services and products, Ronell understands the importance of not only providing safe, durable and comfortable otoplastics, but also of creating awareness and support for hearing safety.

Our toolbox on noise is more than an instruction session; it is an interactive experience where employees learn to understand the severity of hearing damage and learn to take action themselves. Ronell's advisers, spread throughout the country, are dedicated to giving personal and practical advice, supported by local knowledge and expertise. From initial sound and ear measurement to personal delivery and regular leak tests, we provide a full service with no unexpected costs.

The benefits of Ronell

With offerings ranging from free leak tests up to a two-year fit guarantee, and from flexible delivery to customised solutions produced in our own laboratory, Ronell is your partner in hearing protection. Our consultants, such as Jos Huysmans and Mariska van Zanten, are not only experts in their field, but also your local point of contact for a safer working environment.

By participating in our toolbox sessions, your employees will not only gain an understanding of the risks of noise pollution and its impact on their hearing, but also be equipped with the knowledge and tools to actively protect their hearing. Engage Ronell and take the first step towards a safer and healthier working environment for your team.

What is the impact of noise anyway?

Human hearing is a complex and delicate system that allows us to communicate and be aware of our surroundings. Sound waves are collected via the auricle, passed through the ear canal, and vibrate the eardrum. These vibrations are amplified by the ossicles in the middle ear and transmitted to the cochlea in the inner ear, where they are converted into electrical signals that the brain interprets as sound.

Dangers of exposure above 80 decibels

Noise, especially at high decibel levels, can disrupt this delicate system and lead to hearing damage, such as temporary or permanent hearing loss, tinnitus or hyperacusis (hypersensitivity to sounds). The impact of noise depends not only on the decibel level, but also on the duration of exposure. Regular exposure to noise levels above 80 decibels can already be harmful.

Visually, we can represent this process and the impact of noise in a table as follows:


Noise level (dB) Sound source Potential Impact on Hearing
0-30 Whispering, leaf rustling No risk
30-60 Normal conversation, office noise Minimal risk
60-80 Hoover, hair dryer Moderate risk
80-100 Heavy machinery, power saws High risk
100+ Concerts, sirens Very high risk


This table illustrates how everyday sounds relate to potentially harmful levels. It is crucial that workers are aware of these levels and the need for hearing protection to prevent long-term damage. Ronell's toolbox on noise not only provides essential information on how hearing works, but also practical guidelines to minimise the impact of noise and protect hearing.


You can take these measures

To reduce the risks of harmful noise in the workplace, it is essential to implement practical measures that both reduce exposure and optimise employee hearing protection. Ronell offers a range of solutions that contribute to this. First of all, fitting otoplastics is a crucial step. By fitting otoplastics in the workplace, Ronell ensures that each set of earplugs fits the user perfectly, which is essential for effective noise isolation.

In addition, choosing the right filters is very important. With different otoplastics filters the amount of sound reaching the ear can be precisely regulated depending on the specific needs of the working environment. This ensures that workers can still communicate while being protected from harmful noise levels.

Otoplastics for the construction

For workers working in construction, where noise levels often fluctuate, Ronell offers otoplastics for construction, which are specially designed to be robust and durable, while still offering comfort and ease of use.

For those who work in noisy environments and need to stay connected at the same time, there are otoplastics with Bluetooth, which allows workers to communicate without compromising their hearing protection.

Free leak tests

It is also important to regularly check the integrity of otoplastics. Ronell facilitates this with free leak tests, ensuring the effectiveness of hearing protection and supporting the long-term safety of workers.

Finally, for those interested in the cost and lifespan of this essential safety equipment, Ronell provides transparent information on the price and lifespan of otoplastics so that companies can make an informed decision on their investment in hearing protection.

By taking these measures, companies can create a safe working environment where employees are protected from harmful noise, while maintaining the flexibility needed to work efficiently.

Fully protected with Ronell's Toolbox Noise

Protecting workers' hearing is not just about providing the right equipment; it is also about providing the knowledge and skills To use this equipment effectively. The toolbox sessions from Ronell play a key role in this. These sessions are designed to inform workers about the risks of noise, the importance of hearing protection and the practical steps they can take to monitor and preserve their hearing.

By combining interactive presentations and workshops with hands-on experiences, such as leak testing and onboarding, Ronell ensures that each participant leaves the toolbox with a deeper understanding of hearing protection and personal responsibility.

Contact us for a toolbox session

We invite you to experience Ronell's expertise and give your workers the protection they deserve. Contact us for an on-site toolbox session and take the first step towards a safer and healthier working environment.

Frequently asked questions toolbox noise

What is the purpose of the Noise Toolbox?

The aim of the Noise Toolbox is to make workers aware of the risks of noise in the workplace and teach them how to protect their hearing. This is achieved through interactive sessions in which participants learn about the impact of noise on hearing and practical measures to prevent hearing damage.

What are the benefits of participating in the Toolbox Noise sessions?

Participants in the Toolbox Noise sessions not only receive essential information on hearing protection, but are also equipped with knowledge and tools to actively protect their hearing. Benefits include personal advice from experts, insight into risks and consequences of noise pollution, and practical guidelines to prevent hearing damage, such as choosing the right hearing protection and taking measures to reduce exposure to harmful noise.

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