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Three inventors were recognized for their ideas to reduce work-related hearing loss during the first ‘Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge’ hosted by OSHA and MSHA on October 27th, in Washington, D.C. The challenge was launched with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and raising business awareness of the market for workplace safety innovation. Ten finalists, selected from 28 submissions to, were invited to Washington, D.C., to present their solutions to reduce workplace-induced hearing loss. A panel of judges awarded first place to Nick Laperle and Jeremie Voix for their custom-fitted earpiece designed to provide a worker with protection, communication, and monitoring.

Read more via OSHA here.

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