Ear Fit Testing
Providing essential health and safety services to our clients.
We offer two different methods for Ear Fit Testing. The 3M E.A.R fit system is used for all 3M branded earplugs and ear muffs. The Honeywell Veri Pro is used for any other brand of earplug. So, whatever brand your organisation uses we have the equipment to suit.
Fit testing is key.
Get results you can trust. The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System measures the effectiveness of the earplug from inside the employee’s ear, providing accurate, quantitative results. And because you can simultaneously test both ears, you’ll have more time to educate employees on the importance of fit and compliance.
It starts with PAR.
To make sure they are getting the protection they need, you need to know the Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR) of every employee. The highest-NRR earplug or earmuff won’t provide the expected protection if it doesn’t fit right or isn’t used right Once you know each employee’s number, you’ll be on the way to yours: 100% confidence in your hearing conservation program.
Every employee is different. Every job is different. Every ear is different. Finding each employee’s number will help you reach compliance and have an assurance that their hearing protection can protect them. That’s why we made the new 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System fast, accurate and easy.
As the leader in hearing protection, 3M offers a complete solution, with dual-ear and earmuff testing capabilities plus a user-friendly interface. The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System is the fast and easy way to find your employees’ PAR because we know how important it is to make your hearing conservation program fit seamlessly into your operation.
How much protection do employees actually achieve with their earplugs?
Safety professionals have a universal challenge in protecting the hearing of their noise-exposed employees. For decades, studies in the workplace have shown that hearing protectors can be easily misused. For some users, real-world attenuation is quite often less than the published attenuation. But for other users, the fit of the hearing protector is adequate for good protection. But who is who? Determining which workers have a poor fit before it turns into noise-induced hearing loss, which is critical to the success of a Hearing Conservation Program.
A personal approach to Hearing Conservation
VeriPRO® makes it easy to get an accurate, real-world picture of your employees’ hearing protection. Find out whether your employees are receiving optimal protection, require additional training on how to fit their earplugs, or need to try a different model.
- Measures the Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR) for each employee
- Captures real-world attenuation by using real earplugs
- Works with any earplug, corded or uncorded, from any manufacturer
- Fulfils regulatory requirements to ensure proper initial fitting of hearing protection
- Creates accurate, easy-to-understand reports within minutes
- Documents training and a proper fit for new or existing employees
- Fit-training videos provide an additional training opportunity
- Provides an ideal opportunity for one-on-one education
The VeriPRO Experience
The VeriPRO® test is not a traditional hearing test. Instead, the user balances sound levels between the right and left ears to measure loudness differences with and without the earplugs normally worn by the user. This process, called “Loudness-Balance”, determines the Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR) achieved in each ear.
In a VeriPRO test, users match the loudness level of signals at various frequencies from one ear to the other. Two test modes, Complete Check and Quick Check offer users options for administering fit-tests. The easy-to-understand VeriPRO interface provides helpful graphics and instructions to guide users through the process.