One in five workers in the forestry and logging industries experience noise-related hearing loss. Most of the danger comes from the lengthy exposure to skidders, chainsaws, feller-bunchers, etc.

Researchers went into the field and examined the decibel levels of the machinery and found that most of it (83%) exceeded the OSHA standard of safe levels.

Despite these risks, the workers, when questioned, revealed they went without hearing protection 16% of the time. Interestingly, studies proved that hearing loss accumulates over time, with older workers showing significantly more damage than younger workers and positively correlating the years of work in the industry with higher hearing loss.

Logging is the backbone of Southern industry. It’s hard, sweaty work that starts early in the morning and goes until sundown. You wouldn’t go onto the job site without your steel-toed boots. Don’t go without hearing protection, either.

Recommended Products

Chameleon Ears™ with HearDefender® technology is the best choice for you. However, if you find those to be a bit out of your price range, Insta-Molds® or Chameleon Ears™ with acoustic filters are also a great choice. You could also go with Chameleon Ears™ PRO Modular Earplugs, which allow you to change their positioning from solid to filtered.

If you need to communicate with others, Insta-Molds® Communications Earplugs are your best option. They connect to your phone or radio and allow you to hear your coworkers while protecting you from the roar of the chainsaw, tractor, feller-buncher, skidder, or bulldozer. You can also add a comms option to your Chameleon Ears™ PRO Modular Earplugs.

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We have many options available for forestry workers! Contact us today to schedule your free consultation! We also offer on-site fittings if you want to purchase hearing protection for your team.

"And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul." -- John Muir