Ear Protection Devices: Market Research Report

Date: February 22, 2010
Pages: 273
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US$ 3,950.00
Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Report type: Strategic Report
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Ear Protection Devices: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the Global market for Ear Protection Devices in US$ Million.

Annual forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015.

Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided.

The report profiles 62 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as 3M Company, Aearo Company, ADCO Hearing Products, Inc., Amplifon SpA, Centurion Safety Products Limited, DELTA PLUS S.A, Elvex Corporation, GN ReSound A/S. Hellberg Safety AB, JSP Ltd., Moldex-Metric, Inc., Moldex-Metric AG & Co. KG, Mine Safety Appliances Company, MSA Sordin AB, North Safety Products Europe BV, Oy Silenta Electronics Ltd., Phonak AG, Productos Climax, Radians, Inc., Scott Health & Safety Ltd., Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc., Sonic Innovations, Inc., Sonomax Hearing Healthcare, Inc., Sperian Protection, Starkey Laboratories, Inc., and VISPRO Protection, SL.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITION

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Noise Induced Hearing Loss – A Major Occupational Disorder

Table 1. Permissible Noise Exposure Levels in Workplace

Hearing Protection Devices – A Brief

Table 2. Noise Levels for Various Sound Sources

Outlook
Stringent Regulations to Fuel Sales of Hearing Protection Devices
Noise Management Programs and Awareness to Drive Sales
Challenges Ahead

2.REGIONAL OVERVIEW

The United States
Outlook
Alarming Statistical Facts

Table 3. Number of Individuals with Hearing Loss in the US in Different Age Groups (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Increasing Cases of NIHL
Industrial Workers at Higher Risk
Hearing Protection Market: Highly Competitive
Market Analytics

Table 4. US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ear Protection Devices by Product Segment – Earplugs (Disposable and Reusable) and Earmuffs Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. US Historic Review for Ear Protection Devices by Product Segment – Earplugs (Disposable and Reusable) and Earmuffs Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6. US 9-Year Perspective for Ear Protection Devices by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Earplugs (Disposable and Reusable) and Earmuffs Markets for 2007, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Canada
Hearing Loss – A Chronic Disorder
Europe
Outlook
Overview of Select European Markets
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Spain
Czech Republic

Table 7. Women Exposure to Loud Noise at Workplace - Percentage Share in Select Sectors (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Asia-Pacific
Outlook
Overview
Sensear’s New Device to Minimize Industrial Noise
Africa
Hearing Disorders in African Children
Latin America

3.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Hearing Impairment and Deafness
Hearing Loss – An Overview
WHO Grades of Hearing Impairment
Types of Hearing Loss
Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing Loss
Mixed Hearing Loss
Hyperacusis
Temporary and Permanent Threshold Shift
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Causes for Hearing Disorders
Presbycusis
Otosclerosis
Meniere's Disease
Acoustic Neuroma
Ototoxicity
Tinnitus
Ear Protection Devices
Types of Ear Protection Devices
Earmuffs
Earplugs
Types of Earplugs
Drawbacks of Earplugs
Earplugs and Mechanism of Action
Earplug Ratings
Earplugs and Health Hazards
Customized Earplugs
History of Earplugs
Other Hearing Protection Devices
Canal Caps
Alternative Methods of Ear Protection

4.PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS

Howard Leight Launches QuietDose™
Cirrus Healthcare Products Introduces ClearEars™
Sonic Innovations Introduces a Series of New Products
Phonak Launches iSense
Mine Safety Appliances Unveils left/RIGHTTM Ear Muff
EAR-O-TEC Introduces Hearing Safety Device
Elvex Unveils New Level-Dependant Muff
Howard Launches Lightweight Belt Clip for Earmuffs
Sony to Launch New Headphone Model MDR-NC500D
Howard Announces Clarity Multiple-Use Earplugs
Howard Unveils Thunder T2HV Earmuffs
New Rechargeable FM/AM Earmuffs from Elvex
Memorex Introduces New In-Ear Headphones Range
IntriCon Introduces Ethos™
RidgeLine Unveils Gold Series Pro Ears Hearing Protection Headset
Maxell Unveils Latest Headphones and Earphones Range
Gateway Safety Unveils New Earmuffs in Sound Series
Creative Introduces Noise Canceling, Aruvana X-Fi Headphones
SureFire Unveils EarPro FoxEars™
Widex India Launches Advanced Hearing Aids
North Safety Launches ComFitAB
Howard Introduces PerCap Foldable Banded Earplugs
Elvex Launches QuieTunes AM/FM Radio Earmuff Musical Kit
Bilsom Upgrades Viking Series Earmuffs with AFC Technology
Cirrus Healthcare Launches BioEars
Jackson Safety Launches the Jammer

5.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Sonomax Sells Software System Rights to 3M
Sperian Protection Grabs New Supply Contracts
3M TAKES OVER QUEST TECHNOLOGIES INC
Honeywell Takes Over Norcross
HearUSA Amends Agreement with Siemens Hearing Instruments
3M POCKETS AEARO TECHNOLOGIES
Sperian Protection Takes over doseBusters USA
Avada Takes Over Four Hearing Care Centers
Micromedics Pockets Santa Barbara Medco
Amplifon Acquires Horakustik Gerland Horsysteme
Amplifon Takes Over Horakustik Heckhuis & Michael and Horgerate Weigmann
Sonic Innovations Signs Agreement with Amplifon
Sonic Innovations Takes Over American-Hearing
Amplifon Takes Over Knaus
Sonic Innovations Takes Over Hearing Associates of Pensacola PA
Sperian Protection Takes Over Nacre
Bacou-Dalloz Renamed as Sperian Protection

6.FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

3M COMPANY (US)

Aearo Company (US)
ADCO Hearing Products, Inc. (US)
Amplifon SpA (Italy)
Centurion Safety Products Limited (UK)
DELTA PLUS S.A (France)
Elvex Corporation (US)
GN ReSound A/S (Denmark)
Hellberg Safety AB (Sweden)
JSP Ltd. (UK)
Moldex-Metric, Inc. (US)
Moldex-Metric AG & Co. KG (Germany)
Mine Safety Appliances Company (US)
MSA Sordin AB (Sweden)
North Safety Products Europe BV (Netherlands)
Oy Silenta Electronics Ltd. (Finland)
Phonak AG (Switzerland)
Productos Climax (Spain)
Radians, Inc. (US)
Scott Health & Safety Ltd (UK)
Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. (US)
Sonic Innovations, Inc. (US)
Sonomax Hearing Healthcare, Inc. (Canada)
Sperian Protection (France)
Starkey Laboratories, Inc. (US)
VISPRO Protection, SL (Spain)

7.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 8. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ear Protection Devices by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. World Historic Review for Ear Protection Devices by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10. World 13-Year Perspective for Ear Protection Devices by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 62 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 78)
Region/CountryPlayers
The United States
Canada
Europe
France
Germany
The United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
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