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CavCom

Whether operating loud equipment or wearing a respirator in a toxic environment, workers need to communicate with each other. That’s where CavCom comes in. With an earpiece that houses a microphone and speaker, our Talk Through Your Ears® earsets pick up a user’s voice through the ear canal and transmit it via a two-way radio, all while protecting the wearer from loud noise.

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RadioGear

These ear Sets are designed to be comfortably worn all day long and provide clear radio reception in conjunction with hearing protection (up to NRR32).

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EarzOn

The Hearing Protector that Fits, custom made for your ears! Custom earplugs will drive ongoing costs for conventional hearing protectors down and dramatically increase consistent and reliable hearing protection for any employee.

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My situation is:

I need to Protect my hearing, Listen and Talk on my radio in high noise and/or with a respirator
I need to Protect my hearing and Listen to my radio in high noise
I need to Protect my hearing only

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I currently communicate using:

Headset with boom microphone
Lapel Speaker Mic
Speaker mic w/ ear bud
Throat mic
Radio but no accessory
P.A. system
Not listed here
Nothing

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My Safety PPE requirements are:

Double Hearing Protection is required
Respirator (SCBA; ½ Mask; PAPR)
Intrinsically Safe radios / accessories
Level A HazMat
Level B/C HazMat
Blasting suit
Fall protection
No specific requirements

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Hearing protection type:

EarzON(R) Acrylic Custom Hearing Protector
CHPD Acrylic
EarzON(R) Silicone Custom Hearing Protector
EarzON Silicone 2017

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My radio needs are:

I have a two-way radio
I need a two-way radio
I have a lapel speaker mic
I need a lapel speaker mic

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Custom fitted earsets vs. universal earsets:

I need a custom fitted earset
earset customearset custom rg
I need a low profile universal earset
earset omniearset omni rg
I need a standard universal earset
earset quadearset quad rg

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How I will carry my electronics:

I prefer a secure Radio Chest Harness for my electronics
carry harness
I prefer an over-the-shoulder Radio Sling for my electronics
carry sling
I prefer a belt set for my CavCom electronics and radio
carry belt
I prefer a belt pouch for my CavCom electronics
carry clip
I have my own carrying setup

Your CavCom System

These products make up your CavCom System:

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News & Articles

New Guideline - Ototoxic Chemicals

Apr. 25, 2018

Chemical_stora2f64e44fb9The hazardous effects of noise are well known, and most companies now have active hearing conservation programs to protect their workers. Less understood are the effects of "ototoxicants" (ear poisons). These chemicals or compounds can cause hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems, sometimes accelerated when combined with noise exposures. OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH) have recently published a new safety and health bulletin on this important topic.

Chemical ototoxicity (meaning poisonous to the ear) first came to the attention of researchers in the 1970s and 80s; however, comprehensive studies and clear conclusions about the hazards are still in the making. Certain chemical substances are ototoxic when airborne, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. Some ototoxicants affect the inner ear in the same manner as noise; others target the balance center in the inner ear or "higher" parts of the auditory system such as the auditory nerve, cortex, and brainstem centers.

Not only can ototoxic agents cause temporary or permanent damage to the auditory system independently, they can also interact with noise to accelerate the risk of hearing loss. In occupational settings, because noise is often present where chemical exposures occur, it can be difficult to separate the degree of hazard from each agent.

Some of the occupational compounds implicated as being ototoxic:

  • Solvents such as carbon disulfide, n-hexane, toluene, styrene, xylene, ethylbenzene
  • Asphyxiants such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and tobacco smoke
  • Metals such as mercury, lead and organic tin compounds
  • Nitriles
  • Certain pharmaceuticals

Jobs where ototoxicants may be present (and can often combine with noise exposures):

  • Painting
  • Printing
  • Manufacturing of metal, leather, chemical, petroleum, paper and many other products
  • Construction
  • Firefighting
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Fueling vehicles and aircraft
  • Pesticide spraying
  • Shipbuilding

Currently there are no regulations requiring monitoring of a worker's hearing due to occupational exposure to ototoxic chemicals. However, appropriate use of a respirator and/or skin protection can protect against chemical exposures, while effective hearing protection can protect against noise. Proactive companies are beginning to take into account special cases of chemical exposures in the workplace, including audiometric testing to monitor hearing levels.

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