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Hearing Protection Devices Market By Device Type (Ear Plugs, Ear Muffs, Ear Bands, Otoplastics), By Application Area (Manufacturing, Mining, Defense, Construction, Agriculture, Oil And Gas, Transportation) - Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis And Forecast 2017 - 2025

Published: Nov 2017 | Report Code: 58783-11-17

Noise pollution is the most insidious form of pollution causing dreadful outcomes not only among industrial workers but also in daily lives. Exposure to extensive noise leads to degraded mental and physical health, therefore the best plausible method for noise protection is the application of hearing protection device with NRR (Noise reduction rate) ratings.

As per the study of World Health Organization (WHO), around 1.1 billion young populations are at risk of developing hearing loss due to unsafe listening habits and more than 15% of Americans are suffering from hearing impairment. Occupational hearing loss is very common hazardous illness across the globe which costs extremely high. In U.S. over 22 million workers get exposed to higher noise at their workplace each year. Hearing protection market is majorly driven by initiatives of government organization like National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) introduced guidelines for successful hearing loss prevention and their strict enforcement.

The purpose of this research study titled ‘Hearing Protection Devices Market - Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025’ is to provide investors, developers, company executives and industry participants with in-depth analysis to allow them to take strategic initiatives and decisions related to the prospects in the global hearing protection devices market. This report presents and analyzes the major trends prevalent in the global hearing protection devices market and the market size and forecast. Technological advancement, product innovation and extensive demand strongly boost up the growth of hearing protection devices market.

This report contains the global hearing protection devices market in terms of device type, application area and geographical distribution. Depending upon the type of device types, the hearing protection devices market is categorized as ear plugs, ear muffs, ear bands, otoplastics and other hearing protection devices. The hearing protection devices market is also classified on the basis of application areas such as manufacturing, mining, defense, construction, agriculture, oil and gas, transportation and others.

Geographically, the hearing protection devices market is segmented into five major regions and chief region level markets as follows:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

The market size and forecast of each considered geographical market is presented for the period 2015-2025 along with CAGRs for the forecast period 2017-2025 in this study and are further cross-sectional presented in terms of type of devices, application area and constituent region/country level markets.

This report also includes qualitative evaluating factors such as market dynamics (drivers, restraints and opportunities) to have a good understanding of the current and predicted trends in the global hearing protection devices market. Competition assessment tools such as, major agreements, partnerships and collaborations, market attractiveness assessment and competitive landscape analysis by major players are also demonstrated in the study. Furthermore, this report includes profiling of major market players currently enjoying distinguishing position in the hearing protection devices market. The major players profiled in this report are 3M, Westone Laboratories, Precision Laboratories, Inc., E.A.R. Inc., Sensear Pty Ltd., Elvex Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Moldex-Metric, Inc., Tasco Corporation, SonoLab and other notable players.

 Hearing Protection Devices Market

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.1.1 Purpose of the Report
1.1.2 Target Audience
1.1.3 USP and Key Offerings
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Research Methodology
1.3.1 Phase I – Secondary Research
1.3.2 Phase II – Primary Research
1.3.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.3.4 Assumptions

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Hearing Protection Devices Market Portraiture
2.2 Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2016 (US$ Mn)
2.3 Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2016 (US$ Mn)
2.4 Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Geography, 2016 (Value %)

Chapter 3 Global Hearing Protection Devices Market Analysis
3.1 Global Hearing Protection Devices Market Overview
3.2 Market Dynamics
3.2.1 Market Drivers
3.2.2 Challenges
3.2.3 Opportunities
3.3 Attractive Investment Proposition
3.4 Competitive Analysis: Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, 2016 (Value %)

Chapter 4 Global Hearing Protection Devices Market Analysis, By Device Type
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Market Attractive Proposition of Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2016
4.2 Ear Plugs
4.2.1 Silicon Plugs/ Rubber Plugs/Plastic Plugs
4.2.2 Foam Plugs
4.2.3 Canal Caps
4.2.4 Other Ear Plugs
4.3 Ear Muffs
4.4 Ear Bands
4.5 Otoplastics
4.6 Other Hearing Protection Devices

Chapter 5 Global Hearing Protection Devices Market Analysis, By Application Area Type
5.1 Overview
5.1.1 Market Attractive Proposition of Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2016
5.2 Manufacturing
5.3 Mining
5.4 Defense
5.5 Construction
5.6 Agriculture
5.7 Oil and Gas
5.8 Transportation
5.9 Others

Chapter 6 Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Geography
6.1 Preface
6.2 North America (U.S. & Canada)
6.2.1 North America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015- 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.2.2 North America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
6.2.3 North America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Europe (U.K., Germany & Rest of Europe)
6.3.1 Europe Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
6.3.2 Europe Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
6.3.3 Europe Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia-Pacific (China, Japan & Rest of Asia-Pacific)
6.4.1 Asia Pacific Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015- 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.4.2 Asia Pacific Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
6.4.3 Asia - Pacific Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.5 Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Rest of LATAM)
6.5.1 Latin America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015- 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.5.2 Latin America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
6.5.3 Latin America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.6 Middle East and Africa
6.6.1 Middle East and Africa Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
6.6.2 Middle East and Africa Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
6.6.3 Middle East and Africa Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 3M
7.2 Westone Laboratories
7.3 Precision Laboratories, Inc.
7.4 E.A.R. Inc.,
7.5 Sensear Pty Ltd.
7.6 Elvex Corporation
7.7 Honeywell International Inc
7.8 Moldex-Metric, Inc.
7.9 Tasco Corporation
7.10 SonoLab
7.11 Others


List of Tables :

TABLE 1 Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Device Type (US$ Mn), 2015– 2025 (Value)
TABLE 2 Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Application Area Type (US$ Mn), 2015– 2025 (Value)
TABLE 3 Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Geography, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 4 North America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 North America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 Europe Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 Europe Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Europe Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Asia - Pacific Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 Latin America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 Latin America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 Latin America Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 Middle East and Africa Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 17 Middle East and Africa Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 Middle East and Africa Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 19 3M: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 20 Westone Laboratories: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 21 Precision Laboratories, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 22 E.A.R. Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 23 Sensear Pty Ltd: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 24 Elvex Corporation: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 25 Honeywell International Inc: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 26 Moldex-Metric, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 27 Tasco Corporation: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 28 SonoLab: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 29 Others: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Performance; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage)

List of Figures :

FIG. 1 Hearing Protection Devices Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 2 Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Device Type, 2016 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 3 Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Application Area Type, 2016 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 4 Hearing Protection Devices Market, by Geography, 2016 (Value %)
FIG. 5 Attractive Investment Proposition
FIG. 6 Competitive Analysis: Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, 2016 (Value %)
FIG. 7 Global Ear Plugs Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 8 Global Silicon Plugs/ Rubber Plugs/Plastic Plugs Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 9 Global Foam Plugs Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 10 Global Canal Caps Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 11 Global Other Ear Plugs Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 12 Global Ear Muffs Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 13 Global Ear Bands Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 14 Global Otoplastics Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 15 Global Other Hearing Protection Devices Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 16 Global Manufacturing Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 17 Global Mining Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 18 Global Defense Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 19 Global Construction Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 20 Global Agriculture Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 21 Global Oil and Gas Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 22 Global Transportation Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 23 Global Others Market (US$ Mn), 2015-2025

Based upon different type of devices, the hearing protection devices market is categorized as:

  • Ear Plugs
    • Silicon Plugs/ Rubber Plugs/Plastic Plugs
    • Foam Plugs
    • Canal Caps
    • Other Ear Plugs
  • Ear Muffs
  • Ear Bands
  • Otoplastics
  • Other Hearing Protection Devices

Ear plug is the leading segment of hearing protection devices market owing to easy application and convenient to use in adverse atmosphere. Silicon/rubber/plastic ear plugs are reusable in nature; easily retains its size and shape and comfortable for long-time usage. Inexpensive and easily dispensable foam plugs drive the hearing protection devices market by providing relatively moderate protection from noise. However, chances of canal infection and varying protection level, makes it less preferable device than reusable silicon/rubber ear plugs for industrial workers.

Ear muffs protect ear from extensive noise by completely covering ear from outside. Ear muffs are preferred due to lesser chances of infection in ear canal despite comparatively higher cost, uncomfortable nature and reduced efficiency which act as restraining factors of the hearing protection devices market. Reusable ear bands drives the growth of hearing protection device market by protecting ear in a more secured way, along with easy removal and quick fitting options. Otoplastics, the custom-made ear plugs with filter are light weight and durable with best solution in terms of commercial perspective; but the irritation in ear canal and high cost may restrain its market.

Hearing Protection Devices Market

Based on the wide range of application area, hearing protection device market is categorized as below:

  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Defense
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Oil and gas
  • Transportation
  • Others

Noise protection is an important aspect since occupational noise significantly affects the workers’ health as well as economic growth of the industry which negatively influences the development of the nation. Approximately 7-21% of global burden of hearing loss is caused by occupational noise across the world.  A data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that in the year 2007, 82% population were involved in occupational hearing loss among all the workers of manufacturing sector. Manufacturing segment is held the largest share among all industries in the hearing protection device market for being the loudest industry.

The growth of hearing protection device market is also propelled by construction industry, where around 70% work shift includes noise exposure over 85dB. Increasing demand of protectors in defense fuels the growth of hearing protection device market for noise attenuation that leads soldiers to become more effective in battle field. Despite advanced innovations in noise control, workers of mining and transportation industries are dependent on hearing protection devices which supports the market growth. Moreover, hearing protection device is expected to witness lucrative growth due to expanding industrialization in developing nations.

Hearing Protection Devices Market

Geography wise, the global hearing protection devices market is cumulative to North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Hearing Protection Devices Market

North America is estimated to hold the maximum share of hearing protection devices market followed by Europe. Every year approximately 22 million American population are exposed to severe noise at workplace, mostly in manufacturing sector. The significant growth in hearing protection devices market in North American region is because of strict following of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines in workplace and raising awareness about workplace safety among industrial workers. Government initiatives have been started to prevent hearing loss as age associated hearing loss is an important issue in European region and this factor drives the growth of European hearing protection devices market. The European market is witnessing substantial market growth due to the presence of maximum hearing protection device manufacturers. Increasing expenditure in occupational safety research contributes considerable growth to the hearing protection devices market. The popularity of custom-molded ear plugs drives the hearing protection devices market in Europe much more than American region. Moreover, easy accessibility of hearing protection devices and adaptability of these products among public drive the hearing protection devices in these regions. Few countries of Europe, China and New Zealand have strict rules for the employees of entertainment or recreational sector for hearing protection which fuel the market growth of respective nations.

Being the hub of agriculture and manufacturing industry, Asia-Pacific region faces extensive issues of hearing loss in occupational sectors majorly. Hearing loss is more prevalent in this region due to slowly growing economies, developing industrialization, lack of appropriate public awareness and training. This under-addressed hearing loss issues is highest in Asia-Pacific and Middle-East attributed to absence of legislation about noise exposure in workplaces, shortfalls of implementation of hearing conservation programmes and under enforced noise regulation. The market is henceforth expected to witness growth in future days due to growing awareness among workers, increasing research expenditure, healthcare initiatives and medical implementation.

The detailed regional classification of the global hearing protection devices market is as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada)
    Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy and Rest of Europe)
    Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific)
    Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
    Middle East and Africa (GCC and Rest of Middle East and Africa)
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