Talk Through Your Ears®
The system was called Talk Through Your Ears® (TTYE), and it allowed International Paper’s employees to do just that. TTYE is an insertable hearing protector with a built-in, in-ear microphone. The technology picks up communication from inside the ear, meaning it doesn’t have to compete with noise in the atmosphere like lapel mics and other external microphones.
With TTYE, each employee has a pair of custom earsets that are professionally molded to fit only them. Mark shared with us, “They absolutely love this system. It’s so easy. I mean, even in the loudest area, you can hear perfectly clear. Since it goes through your ears, it’s very easy.”
How Employees Benefit from TTYE
In addition to protecting hearing and enabling communication, TTYE provides additional benefits over their previous solution.
“There’s the ease of use that CavCom’s have compared to the old headsets. Those headsets had a microphone that you used to have to reach up and turn on to talk, so you had to actually kind of stop what you were doing, reach up to your head and hit the microphone every time you wanted to speak. Now it’s just like a quick and easy button on your hip and you’re talking.
They are lightweight and comfortable, so they reduce head and neck strain. Plus, they don’t accumulate sweat like the old headsets did, and they’re easier to clean. Overall, they help keep everyone cooler and more comfortable throughout their shift, which means they’re not getting distracted by their hearing protectors.”
Right now, the International Paper’s corrugator crew includes 10 people per shift, and with three shifts per day, that’s a total of 30 people who are communicating with TTYE.
A 15-Year Partnership
Although the benefits are as clear today as they were in the beginning, International Paper has had CavCom’s Talk Through Your Ears? in place for 15 years. And Mark was kind enough to let us know, “With all the vendors I work with, CavCom’s probably been the easiest to work with. They’ve been very easy to get ahold of, and the times when I’ve called it’s been a quick resolution.”
TTYE is a fantastic solution for work environments where employees work in extreme high noise. And whether your high noise environment is consistent throughout the workshift or inconsistent throughout the day, we have a CavCom solution for you.