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Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market – Market Insights

Electronic hearing protection devices are designed to help protect the ear from exposure to high-decibel noise. Electronic hearing protection device covers the entire ear including the lobe and seal the external ears with suitable cushion or pads of the device. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) typically develops after several years of continuous exposure to noisy environments. NIHL a slow process that results in permanent hearing loss. Prevention of cochlear damage is the only way to prevent NIHL. Adoption of hearing protection device is the most prevalent means to prevent NIHL.

Furthermore, increasing prevalence of NIHL is expected to fuel adoption of electronic hearing protection devices over the forecast period. Exposure to harmful noise can cause NIHL at any age. For instance, according to 2011-2012 Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study conducted involving 10 million participants for hearing tests and interviews concluded that around 24% of the participants suffered from hearing loss in one or both ears due to exposure to loud noise.

The global electronic hearing protection devices market size is expected to be valued at US$ 441.2 million in 2019, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.0% over the forecast period (2019-2027).

Figure 1. Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2019

Electronic Hearing Protection Device  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Increasing noise pollution and exposure to intense noise are major factors that are expected to drive the electronic hearing protection devices market growth during the forecast period

According to the World Health Organization, 2017, around 40% of the Europe population were exposed to road traffic noise levels that exceeded 55dB, which lead to chronic hearing diseases such as loss of hearing and earache. Thus increasing number of patients suffering from hearing diseases is expected to propel growth of the market in Europe over the forecast period.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2017, around 25% of all hearing loss cases were due to noise and sound caused due industrial noise pollution termed as Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Moreover, the ear canals are uniquely distinctive like fingerprints that can cause problem for end users to use ear plugs, which is expected to be a major factor restraining growth of the electronic hearing protection devices market over the forecast period.

Figure 2. Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2027

Electronic Hearing Protection Device  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Rising exposure to high decibel noise at workplace causes hearing loss

Increasing incidence of hearing loss associated with people involved in mining, defense, and other such occupations is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to Occupational Hearing Loss (OHL) survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 2018, 24% of the hearing difficulty among the U.S. workers was caused by occupational exposures such as excessive noise and ototoxic chemicals

Moreover, among North America region, Canada is expected to show significant growth in electronic hearing protection devices market over the forecast period, owing to increasing incidence of hearing loss among workers in factories, which is expected to increase demand for electronic hearing protection devices. For instance, according to study by Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia (WorkSafeBC), during the period of 2012 to 2017, the percentage of noise-induced hearing loss in Canadian oil and gas workers in the drilling sector increased to 45% in 2017 from 33% in 2012.

Moreover, major players in the market are focused on adoption of strategic business strategies such as product launches, in order to gain competitive edge in the market. For instance, in January 2017, 3M is a Mechanical or Industrial Engineering equipment manufacturing company, launched new PELTOR sport electronic hearing protectors at Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) held at Las Vegas, U.S.

Key Players

Major players operating in the global hearing protection devices market include Honeywell International Inc., Amplifon, Siemens Healthineers AG, Dynamic Ear Company, Hulfators Group, Centurion Safety Products Ltd., 3M, ADCO Hearing Products Inc., and EERS Global Technologies Inc.

Electronic hearing protection devices aids in preventing noise-induced hearing loss. There are several types of hearing protection devices such as earmuffs, earplugs, and others. Earmuffs are devices that offers hearing protection by reducing noise levels, while earplugs are inserted in the ear canal to protect the ear from loud noise, water intrusion, foreign bodies, dust, or excessive wind. Ear muffs have application at industrial and manufacturing sites, mines, music concerts, war (defense sector), and others.

Market Dynamics

Rising demand for next generation electronic hearing protection devices in the military sector is expected to drive growth of the electronic hearing protection devices market over the forecast period. For instance in May 2019, the U.S. Army and 3M Company collaborated for product supply agreement. Under this collaboration, the U.S. Army accepted two hearing protection devices, which includes 3M PELTOR TEP-100 Tactical Earplug Kits, and 3M PELTOR COMTAC III ACH Communications headsets, and other spare parts, from 3M Company. For this products, the company received an order of 6,500 hearing protection devices. This products was designed to provide hearing protection to soldiers during combat.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global electronic hearing protection devices market and provides market size (US$ Mn) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2019–2027), considering 2018 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or product approvals, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global electronic hearing protection devices market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Honeywell International Inc., Amplifon, Siemens Healthineers AG, Dynamic Ear Company, Hulfators Group, Centurion Safety Products Ltd., 3M, ADCO Hearing Products Inc., and EERS Global Technologies Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, technology upgradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global electronic hearing protection devices market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global electronic hearing protection devices market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Product Type:
    • Electronic Ear Plugs
    • Electronic Ear Muffs
    • Uniform Attenuated Ear Plugs
  • Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Noise Level:
    • 10-20 db
    • 20-30 db
    • >30 db
  • Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market, By End User:
    • Personal/Individual
    • Commercial
  • Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Product Type:
        • Electronic Ear Plugs
        • Electronic Ear Muffs
        • Uniform Attenuated Ear Plugs
      • By Noise Level:
        • 10-20 db
        • 20-30 db
        • >30 db
      • By End User:
        • Personal/Individual
        • Commercial
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Product Type:
        • Electronic Ear Plugs
        • Electronic Ear Muffs
        • Uniform Attenuated Ear Plugs
      • By Noise Level:
        • 10-20 db
        • 20-30 db
        • >30 db
      • By End User:
        • Personal/Individual
        • Commercial
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Product Type:
        • Electronic Ear Plugs
        • Electronic Ear Muffs
        • Uniform Attenuated Ear Plugs
      • By Noise Level:
        • 10-20 db
        • 20-30 db
        • >30 db
      • By End User:
        • Personal/Individual
        • Commercial
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type:
        • Electronic Ear Plugs
        • Electronic Ear Muffs
        • Uniform Attenuated Ear Plugs
      • By Noise Level:
        • 10-20 db
        • 20-30 db
        • >30 db
      • By End User:
        • Personal/Individual
        • Commercial
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Product Type:
        • Electronic Ear Plugs
        • Electronic Ear Muffs
        • Uniform Attenuated Ear Plugs
      • By Noise Level:
        • 10-20 db
        • 20-30 db
        • >30 db
      • By End User:
        • Personal/Individual
        • Commercial
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Product Type:
        • Electronic Ear Plugs
        • Electronic Ear Muffs
        • Uniform Attenuated Ear Plugs
      • By Noise Level:
        • 10-20 db
        • 20-30 db
        • >30 db
      • By End User:
        • Personal/Individual
        • Commercial
      • By Country/Region:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Honeywell International Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Material Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Highlights
      • Market Strategies
    • Amplifon
    • Siemens Healthineers AG
    • Dynamic Ear Company
    • Hulfators Group
    • Centurion Safety Products Ltd.
    • 3M
    • ADCO Hearing Products Inc.
    • EERS Global Technologies Inc.

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Noise Level
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Key Developments
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Reimbursement Scenario
    • Merger and Acquisition Scenario
    • PEST Analysis
    • Epidemiology
  4. Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Product Type, 2016-2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Electronic Ear Plugs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Electronic Ear Muffs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Uniform Attenuated Ear Plugs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  5. Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Noise Level, 2016-2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • 10-20 db
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • 20-30 db
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • >30 db
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  6. Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market, By End User, 2016-2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Personal/Individual
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Commercial
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  7. Global Electronic Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Region, 2016-2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017–2027
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Noise Level, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Noise Level, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Noise Level, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Noise Level, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Noise Level, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Noise Level, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country/Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Honeywell International Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Amplifon
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Siemens Healthineers AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Dynamic Ear Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Hulfators Group
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Centurion Safety Products Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • 3M
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • ADCO Hearing Products Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • EERS Global Technologies Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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