Operators doing abrasive and sandblasting is known to suffer from hearing loss and Tinnitus amongst several injuries. We in Silencer, develop PPE to protect the operators (Blastheroes).
With fully protective Earmuffs built-in, with SNR 32-34
the Blastsafe ORIGIN - helmet from abrasive blasting, protects the operators hearing, but also includes a respiratory breathing air system to protect the lungs.
Sandblasting injuries are not always a direct result of the dust. Sandblasting is an extremely loud activity. Hearing loss is a real possibility for blasters and many already suffer from it. Even though blasters wear hoods, it is still important to wear earplugs. This is even more important when blasting inside enclosed spaces like tanks where much blasting takes place.