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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

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Market Inshights

Noise pollution is the most insidious form of pollution, causing dreadful outcomes not only among industrial workers but also in our 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 devices with N.R.R. (noise reduction rate) ratings.

According to a study by the 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 a very common and expensive hazardous illness all over the world. In the U.S., over 22 million workers get exposed to higher levels of noise at their workplace each year. The hearing protection market is majorly driven by initiatives of government organizations like the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which 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 analyses the major trends prevalent in the global market for hearing protection devices, as well as the market’s size and forecast. Technological advancement, product innovation, and extensive demand strongly boost the growth of the hearing protection devices market.

This report contains an overview of the global market for hearing protection devices in terms of device type, application area, and geographical distribution. Depending on the type of device, the hearing protection devices market is categorized as ear plugs, ear muffs, ear bands, otoplasty, 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 divided into five major regions and five major region-level markets, which are as follows:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

The market size and forecast for each considered geographical market are presented for the period 2015-2025, as well as CAGRs for the forecast period 2017-2025, and are further cross-sectionally presented in terms of device type, application area, and constituent region/country level markets.

This report also includes qualitative assessing factors such as market dynamics (drivers, restraints, and opportunities) to provide a thorough understanding of 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 a profile of major market players currently enjoying a 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.

Based on different types of devices, the hearing protection devices market is categorised as follows:

  • Ear Plugs
  • Silicon plugs, rubber plugs, or plastic plugs
  • Foam Plugs
  • Canal Caps
  • other earplugs
  • Ear Muffs
  • Ear Bands
  • Otoplasty
  • Other Hearing Protection Devices

Due to their ease of use and convenience in adverse environments, ear plugs are the market leader in hearing protection devices. Ear plugs made of silicone, rubber, or plastic are reusable by nature; they easily retain their size and shape and are comfortable for long-term use. Inexpensive and easily dispensable foam plugs drive the hearing protection device market by providing relatively moderate protection from noise. However, the risk of canal infection and varying levels of protection make it a less desirable device for industrial workers than reusable silicon or rubber earplugs.

Ear muffs protect the ears from external noise by completely covering them. Ear muffs are preferred due to the lesser chances of infection in the ear canal, despite their comparatively higher cost, uncomfortable nature, and reduced efficiency, which act as restraints on the hearing protection devices market. Reusable ear bands drive the growth of the hearing protection device market by protecting the ear in a more secure way and providing easy removal and quick fitting options. Custom-made earplugs with filters from Otoplastics are lightweight and durable, making them the best commercial solution, but the irritation they cause in the ear canal and their high cost may limit their market.

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

  • 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 the economic growth of the industry, which negatively influences the development of the nation. Approximately 7–21% of the global burden of hearing loss is caused by occupational noise across the world. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.), 82% of all workers in the manufacturing sector experienced occupational hearing loss in 2007. The manufacturing segment holds the largest share among all industries in the hearing protection device market because it is the loudest industry.

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

Geographically, the global market for hearing protection devices is cumulative across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.North America is estimated to hold the largest share of the hearing protection device market, followed by Europe. Every year, approximately 22 million Americans are exposed to severe noise at work, mostly in the manufacturing sector. The significant growth in the hearing protection devices market in the North American region is due to the strict following of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines in the 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 the European region, and this factor drives the growth of the European hearing protection devices market. The European market is witnessing substantial market growth due to the presence of many manufacturers of hearing protection devices. Increasing expenditure in occupational safety research contributes to considerable growth in the hearing protection devices market.

The popularity of custom-molded earplugs drives the hearing protection device market in Europe much more than in the American region. Moreover, the easy accessibility of hearing protection devices and the adaptability of these products among the public drive the market for hearing protection devices in these regions. Few European, Chinese, and New Zealand countries have strict rules for the hearing protection of employees in the entertainment or recreational sector, which fuels their respective countries’ market growth.

Being the hub of agriculture and manufacturing industries, the Asia-Pacific region faces extensive issues of hearing loss in major occupational sectors. Hearing loss is more prevalent in this region due to the slowly growing economies, developing industrialization, and lack of appropriate public awareness and training. This under-addressed hearing loss issue is highest in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and is attributed to the absence of legislation about noise exposure in workplaces, the shortfalls in the implementation of hearing conservation programs, and the lack of enforcement of noise regulation. The market is henceforth expected to witness growth in the 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. and Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, and the Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, and the Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East and Africa (G.C.C. plus the rest of the Middle East and Africa)

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 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

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the size of Hearing Protection Devices Market?

The market for Hearing Protection Devices Market is expected to reach US$ 2.31 Bn By 2025.

What is the Hearing Protection Devices Market CAGR?

The Hearing Protection Devices Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 9.02%.

What is the Forecast period considered for Hearing Protection Devices Market?

The report is forecasted from 2017-2025.

What is the base year considered for Hearing Protection Devices Market?

The base year of this report is 2016.

Who are the major players in this market?

3M, Westone Laboratories, Precision Laboratories, Inc., E.A.R. Inc., Sensear Pty Ltd., Elvex Corporation, Honeywell International, Inc., Moldex-Metric, Inc., Tasco Corporation, SonoLab are some of the major players in the global market.

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