The hearing health market has a number of different types of custom hearing protection devices on offer.

Comfort, communication, ease of use... In fact, there are 8 essential factors to consider when it comes to selecting the most suitable hearing protection for your employees. And while each type of hearing protection addresses some of these factors, Cotral Lab addresses all of them. Let's focus on Cotral hearing protection point by point.

Qeos, your employees' custom-made hearing protection

Comfort of hearing protection worn 100% of the time exposed to noise

Hearing protection that is comfortable will be worn for much longer, and more regularly, in noisy environments. Wearing the protectors should be such a pleasant experience that your employees forget they're even wearing them.

Custom-made hearing protection is perceived as the most comfortable protection available. Indeed, it fits the ear canal perfectly and is suitable for all ear shapes and sizes. Cotral Lab’s innovative manufacturing technology of its moulded earplugs ensures the most comfortable fit possible, so that the protectors are worn 100% of the time when exposed to noise.

Communication for employee safety

Employees will wear their hearing protectors 100% of the time in a noisy environment if they can still communicate without removing them and if they can effectively perceive their workplace environment (hear alarms, approaching vehicles etc).

Fitted with special acoustic filters, Cotral custom-made hearing protection doesn't isolate employees. They can continue to communicate, even in a noisy environment, without having to shout to be heard!

Unlike some protectors that block too much sound, Cotral moulded earplugs have a selection of filter strengths so that the appropriate filter for the environment can be selected. This is a real guarantee of safety for you and your employees.

Easy-to-use hearing protection

Employee acceptance and approval of hearing protection will be more likely if it's easy to use and easy to keep clean.

Customised hearing protectors from Cotral are very easy to insert. A red mark identifies the right earplug, which is simply inserted into the right ear canal. Maintenance is simple too. Your employees can clean the surface of their protectors in a few minutes using our special wipes and foam.

Cotral’s moulded earplugs are delivered in individual packs - all you have to do is distribute them to your employees. With a 6-year warranty, they provide long-term safety and peace-of-mind: no stocks to manage, online and phone support, and the possibility of checking their effectiveness with a CAPA test.

PPE compatibility for added safety

In some work situations, wearing additional PPE such as head protection, a mask or goggles in addition to hearing protection is mandatory or recommended.

Custom-made hearing protection by Cotral makes this double protection possible. It guarantees the user safety and freedom of movement when wearing various combinations of PPE.

Australian/NZ Standards compliant – the sign of a serious supplier

Custom hearing protection must be compliant with all applicable standards. Simply put, a supplier must be able to provide you with test results for the protector and filter as a single unit.

The ideal attenuation zones of custom hearing protection

Cotral Lab tests all its protection + filter combinations. Choosing Cotral custom-made hearing protection is a guarantee of effective protection.

Hearing protection hygiene in every workplace environment

Handling a hearing protector must be possible regardless of the environment or circumstances, including employees whose hands are dirty.

Cotral moulded earplugs are fitted with handles. Your employees can put them on and take them off easily without transferring bacteria into their ear canals.

Hypoallergenic materials for the well-being of your employees

Custom hearing protection that is worn 100% of the time exposed to noise has to be well tolerated by the employee. To achieve this, the materials have to be hypoallergenic - unlikely to cause an allergic reaction - and not cause irritation or itching.

Custom-made hearing protection by Cotral is made from a biocompatible resin which supports prolonged contact with the skin.

Respecting job and business constraints

Custom hearing protection should be able to adapt to specific job and business constraints. An employee working in the construction industry has different constraints to one in the agri-food industry.

Cotral Lab earplugs take these requirements into account. So, in order to comply with the International Food Standard (ISF) in the agri-food industry, a detectable cord and bead are offered as an option.

The mining and construction industries have other requirements: a cord and clip to limit losses, protectors that are easy to handle even with gloves, a suitable level of protection adapted to high frequency sounds, a design that allows double protection, and a handy case for safe storage.

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