Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Product (Ear Plugs, Earmuffs, Uniform Attenuation Earplugs, and Hearing Bands), by protector (Enclosure, Aural Insert, Super-aural Protectors, and Circum-aural Protector), by End User (Construction, Forestry, Military, Mining, Manufacturing, Healthcare and others) and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) - Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2019 - 2027

  • Published On : Nov 2019 |
  • Pages : 157 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Hearing Protection Devices Market – Insights

Hearing protection devices are devices worn in or over the ears to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. There are several types of hearing protection devices such as earmuffs, earplugs, hearing bands, and others. Earmuffs are devices worn over the ears to provide 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 can be used at industrial and manufacturing sites, mines, music concerts, war (defense sector) and others.

The global hearing protection devices market was valued at US$ 1,509.3 million in 2018 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period (2019 – 2027)

Figure 1. Global Hearing Protection Devices Market Share, By Product Type (%)

Hearing Protection Devices  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Increase in launches of hearing protection devices is expected to drive the global hearing protection market growth

Increasing demand for hearing protection devices has led manufacturers to develop and launch innovative products. For instance, in January 2017, 3M launched PELTOR Sport Tactical 300 and PELTOR Sport Tactical 500 electronic hearing protectors at The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, U.S.

This product of 3M works on self-monitoring analysis and reporting (SMART) technology that automatically adjusts noise frequency according to the given working environment and type of firearm for customized hearing protection.

Increasing prevalence of hearing loss has led to an increase in demand for hearing protection devices, which is expected to drive growth of the global hearing protection devices market over the forecast period.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), in March 2019, one among every ten people in the U.S. suffer from hearing impairment, which can deteriorate an individual’s ability to recognize and understand normal speech. Exposure to intense sounds is one of the primary causes of impaired hearing. According to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2019, 466 million people across the globe have disabled hearing, among which 34 million are children.

Moreover, a large number of hearing loss cases are reported at manufacturing sites. For instance, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 2018, globally around 46% of workers at manufacturing sites were exposed to hazardous noise, among which 18% of the workers developed hearing difficulty, and about 11% of the workers have tinnitus (a perception of noise or ringing in the ears). Increasing prevalence of hearing loss is expected to drive demand for hearing protection devices and boost the global hearing protection devices market growth.

Noise-induced hearing loss led to increase the demand of hearing protection devices to prevent people from hearing impairment.

Hearing impairment is not a life-threatening health concern, however hearing loss has major impact on an individual’s quality of life. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), in 2016, around one in eight people in the U.S. (13%) aged 12 years or older, suffered from hearing loss in both ears. In the U.S., around 12% of the total population suffered from hearing impairment caused due to loud noise. Such increasing prevalence is rising the demand of hearing protection devices to prevent noise induced hearing loss. This is expected to drive global hearing protection devices market growth.

Key players are focusing on inorganic strategies to enhance and expand their product portfolio, which is expected to propel growth of the global hearing protection devices market

Increasing demand for hearing protection devices has influenced major players to expand their product portfolios by adopting inorganic growth strategies such as mergers and acquisitions with other firms to expand their offerings. For instance, in December 2018, Amplifon acquired GAES, a privately-owned specialty hearing care retailer. This acquisition helped Amplifon to expand its presence in the global hearing care retail market.

Global Hearing Protection Devices Market- Regional Analysis

Regional segmentation of the global hearing protection devices market includes North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

Europe is expected to witness significant demand for hearing protection devices market owing to increasing product launches by major players in this region. For instance, in July 2019, CENS Digital launched the ProFlex DX Series of hearing protection earplugs, including DX1 & DX3, for shooters. In October 2019, CENS Digital announced the availability of 0% finance options for all its electronic hearing protection earplugs. Customer has to spend US$ 307.5 (£250) on CENS Digital’s website to qualify for interest-free finance options to make CENS Proflex more affordable to customers.

Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth owing to increasing prevalence of disabled hearing among the geriatric population over the forecast period. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), around one third of the people over the age of 65 have disabled hearing. For instance, according to WHO in 2015, South Asia accounted for around 27% of the global incidence of hearing impairment, and East Asia accounted for 22%. This growing prevalence is expected to drive the Asia Pacific hearing protection devices market growth.

Global Hearing Protection Devices Market - Restraints

Factors such as lack of awareness about hearing protection devices, and improper maintenance of the device before and after use which can cause discomfort and itching to the wearer. Also hearing protection devices such as electronic hearing protection devices may show heating (device get warm) issues or pain in ear canal after prolonged use, this is expected to restrain the global hearing protection devices market growth.

Figure 2: Global Hearing Protection Devices Market Share (%), By Region, (2019 & 2027)

Hearing Protection Devices  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Key Players

Key companies covered as a part of this study include 3M, Starkey Laboratories India Pvt. Ltd, Honeywell International Inc., Hellberg Safety Ab, Amplifon., Dynamic Ear Company, Centurion Safety Products Ltd., Sonomax Technologies Inc., Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ADCO Hearing Products Inc., Elvex Corporation and Moldex-Metric Inc.

Hearing loss is the inability to hear any kind of sounds, whereas deafness is the inability to know and understand speech heard even after the sound is amplified. Intense deafness means an individual cannot hear at all, characterized by the inability to detect or identify sound, even at the highest volume. Hearing loss may happen due to several reasons such as genetic causes, complications in birth, ear infections, infectious diseases, and exposure to excessive noise. Hearing protection devices are used to protect from noise-induced hearing loss.

Market Dynamics

Increasing incidence of hearing loss is expected to drive the global hearing protection devices market growth.

According to World Health organization (WHO) in 2018, overall 5% of the world population suffered hearing loss from exposure to loud noise, around 1.1 billion young people (aged 12–35 years) are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to noise in recreational settings.  According to National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) 2017, in  U.S., 2-3 in every 1,000 children are born with hearing loss, naturally, in either one or both ears, and around 15% of teenagers have some level of hearing loss.

In 2014, the Noise and Health Organization in Accura, Ghana conducted the study, in which 101 mill workers were included. According to the study result, around 23.7% workers of these workers were reported to have hearing loss. Moreover, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, there are around 74% of hearing loss cases in the U.S. due to loud noise at manufacturing sites.

Furthermore, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS), hearing loss due to loud noise is responsible of several other illness (such as hypertension, ischemic heart diseases, and sleep disturbance) for workers working at manufacturing site. Moreover, according to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 2016, around 15% of the adults in the U.S. (37.5 million) in the age group of 18 years and above, reported hearing trouble.

Increase in mergers and acquisitions are expected to drive growth of the global hearing protection devices market

Manufactures are focused on adoption of strategies such as mergers and acquisitions to expand their offerings and global presence in the market. For instance, in 2015, EERS Global Technologies Inc., acquired Sonomax, a provider of hearing protection devices.

Moreover, in August 2015, 3M acquired Capital Safety, a provider of fall protection equipment. The acquisition has helped 3M to meet the growing demand for personal protective equipment driven by worker safety in developed and emerging economies.

North America is expected to hold a dominant position in the global hearing protection devices market, according to National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) 2017, as an estimated one-third of all impaired hearing cases are related to noise exposure in U.S. Moreover, according to NCBI, occupational noise exposure is the one of the most common causes of noise induced hearing loss in the U.S.

According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 2016, around 10% of the U.S. adult population (or about 25 million people in the U.S.) has experienced tinnitus lasting almost 5 to 6 minutes. Increasing workforce at construction or manufacturing sites, and rising adoption of hearing control devices in developed regions is expected to boost growth of the hearing protection market.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global hearing protection devices market and provides market size (US$XX Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR (XX %)) for the forecast period: 2019 – 2027, considering 2018 as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global hearing protection devices market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include 3M, Starkey Laboratories India Pvt. Ltd, Honeywell International Inc., Hellberg Safety Ab, Amplifon., Dynamic Ear Company, Centurion Safety Products Ltd., Sonomax Technologies Inc., Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ADCO Hearing Products Inc., and Elvex Corporation and Moldex-Metric Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision with respect to future product launches, end user upgrades, market expansions, and marketing tactics
  • The global hearing protection devices market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry, including investors, device/system manufacturers, distributors and suppliers for hearing protection system, research and consulting firms, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Various strategy matrices used in analyzing the hearing protection devices market would provide stakeholders vital inputs to make strategic decisions accordingly

Detailed Segmentation

  •  Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Product Type:
    • Ear Plugs
    • Earmuffs
    • Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
    • Hearing Bands
  •  Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Protector:
    • Enclosure
    • Aural Insert
    • Super-aural Protectors
    • Circum-aural Protector
  •  Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By End User:
    • Construction
    • Forestry
    • Military
    • Mining
    • Manufacturing
    • Healthcare
    • Others
  •  Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Product Type :
        • Ear Plugs
        • Earmuffs
        • Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
        • Hearing Bands
      • By Protector:
        • Enclosure
        • Aural Insert
        • Super-aural Protectors
        • Circum-aural Protector
      • By End User:
        • Construction
        • Forestry
        • Military
        • Mining
        • Manufacturing
        • Healthcare
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Product Type :
        • Ear Plugs
        • Earmuffs
        • Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
        • Hearing Bands
      • By Protector:
        • Enclosure
        • Aural Insert
        • Super-aural Protectors
        • Circum-aural Protector
      • By End User:
        • Construction
        • Forestry
        • Military
        • Mining
        • Manufacturing
        • Healthcare
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type :
        • Ear Plugs
        • Earmuffs
        • Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
        • Hearing Bands
      • By Protector:
        • Enclosure
        • Aural Insert
        • Super-aural Protectors
        • Circum-aural Protector
      • By End User:
        • Construction
        • Forestry
        • Military
        • Mining
        • Manufacturing
        • Healthcare
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Product Type :
        • Ear Plugs
        • Earmuffs
        • Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
        • Hearing Bands
      • By Protector:
        • Enclosure
        • Aural Insert
        • Super-aural Protectors
        • Circum-aural Protector
      • By End User:
        • Construction
        • Forestry
        • Military
        • Mining
        • Manufacturing
        • Healthcare
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • By Product Type :
        • Ear Plugs
        • Earmuffs
        • Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
        • Hearing Bands
      • By Protector:
        • Enclosure
        • Aural Insert
        • Super-aural Protectors
        • Circum-aural Protector
      • By End User:
        • Construction
        • Forestry
        • Military
        • Mining
        • Manufacturing
        • Healthcare
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Product Type :
        • Ear Plugs
        • Earmuffs
        • Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
        • Hearing Bands
      • By Protector:
        • Enclosure
        • Aural Insert
        • Super-aural Protectors
        • Circum-aural Protector
      • By End User:
        • Construction
        • Forestry
        • Military
        • Mining
        • Manufacturing
        • Healthcare
        • Others
      • By Country/Region:
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • 3M *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Recent Highlights
      • Strategies
    • Starkey Laboratories India Pvt. Ltd
    • Honeywell International Inc.
    • Hellberg Safety Ab
    • Amplifon
    • Dynamic Ear Company
    • Centurion Safety Products Ltd
    • Sonoma Technologies Inc.
    • Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    • ADCO Hearing Products Inc.
    • Elvex Corporation
    • Moldex-Metric Inc.

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

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet By Product
      • Market Snippet By Protector
      • Market Snippet By End User
      • Market Snippet By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
        • Supply Side Drivers
        • Demand Side Drivers
        • Economic Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Industry Trend
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Technology Overview
    • Promotion Initiatives
  4. Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Product, 2016 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Ear Plugs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Earmuffs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Uniform Attenuation Earplugs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Hearing Bands
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Protector, 2016 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Enclosure
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Aural Insert
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Super-aural Protectors
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Circum-aural Protector
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By End User, 2016 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Construction
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Forestry
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Military
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Mining
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Manufacturing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Healthcare
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2027, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Hearing Protection Devices Market, By Region, 2016 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017 - 2027
    • North America
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2017 - 2027
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2017 - 2027
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2017 - 2027
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2017 - 2027
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2017 - 2027
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Country, 2017 - 2027
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • 3M
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Starkey Laboratories India Pvt. Ltd
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Honeywell International Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Hellberg Safety Ab
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Amplifon
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Dynamic Ear Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Centurion Safety Products Ltd
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Sonomax Technologies Inc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Siemens Healthcare GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • ADCO Hearing Products Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Elvex Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      •  Moldex-Metric Inc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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