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World Hearing Protection Devices Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hearing Protection Devices in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Earmuffs, and Earplugs. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 43 companies including many key and niche players such as -

3M Company
ADCO Hearing Products, Inc.
Centurion Safety Products Limited
Honeywell Life Safety
JSP Ltd.

Table Of Contents

World Hearing Protection Devices Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Personal Protective Equipment - A Prelude II-1
Noise Induced Hearing Loss - A Major Occupational Disorder II-1
Table 1: Incidence of Hearing Loss by Profession (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Table 2: Permissible Noise Exposure Levels in Workplace II-3
Hearing Protection Devices - A Brief Review II-3
Table 3: Noise Levels for Various Sound Sources II-4
Outlook II-4
Developing Economies: The Future Growth Engines II-5
A Recent Past Review II-5
Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-5
Eurozone Debt Crisis Slows Down Demand II-6
Economic Uncertainty Slows Down Growth in US II-6
Key Growth Drivers II-7
Economic Development and Employment Growth II-7
Reviving Construction Activity Augurs Well for Market II-8
Table 4: Projected World Infrastructure Spending by Select
Regions (2010-2030) II-8
Growth in the Industrial/Manufacturing Sector to Boost Demand II-8
Table 5: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Data by
Select Country for the Year 2012 and 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 6: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Quarterly
Data by Select Country for 2014 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10
Growing Activity in Oil and Gas Sector to Support Demand II-11
Table 7: Global Oil Production: Percentage Breakdown of
Production by Onshore, Offshore, and Offshore Deep Water
Activity (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

2. COMPETITION II-12
Leading Players II-12
Consolidation Activity in the Hearing Protection Devices
Industry: Select Key Acquisitions 2004-2010 II-12
Product Portfolio of Leading Hearing Protection Device Companies II-13
Table 8: Leading Players in the Global Hearing Protection
Devices Market (2014E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Competitive Factors II-13

3. MARKET TRENDS II-15
Novel Hearing Protection Technologies- A Panacea to Growing
Incidence of Hearing Loss II-15
Custom Molded Ear Plugs - A Vibrant Market II-15
Ear Plug Fit Testing - A High Potential Technology II-16
Varying Sizes of Earplugs to Provide Comfort and Safety II-17
Notable Product Designs II-17
Addressing the Needs of Intermittent Noise Exposure II-17
Integration of Speech Enhancement Technology into Noise
Suppression Devices II-18
Active Noise Reduction - Ideal for of Low-frequency Noise Levels II-18
Construction Sites - Call for Minimizing Overprotection II-19
Table 9: Sources of Noise Hazards at Construction Sites
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20
Dual Hearing Protection: Necessary for Extreme Noise Environments II-20
Hearing Protection for the Hearing Impaired II-21
Overcoming Barriers to Adoption of Noise Control Devices- Key
to Demand Growth for Hearing Protection Devices II-22

4. LEADING REGULATORY BODIES - A BRIEF OVERVIEW II-23
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) II-23
Noise Exposure Standards II-23
OSHA - Permissible Noise Exposure Limits II-24
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) II-24
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) II-24
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) II-24

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-25
Hearing Impairment and Deafness II-25
Hearing Loss - An Overview II-25
WHO Grades of Hearing Impairment II-25
Types of Hearing Loss II-26
Central Auditory Processing Disorder II-26
Sensorineural Hearing Loss II-26
Conductive Hearing Loss II-26
Mixed Hearing Loss II-26
Hyperacusis II-26
Temporary and Permanent Threshold Shift II-26
Noise Induced Hearing Loss II-27
Causes for Hearing Disorders II-27
Presbycusis II-27
Otosclerosis II-27
Meniere's Disease II-27
Acoustic Neuroma II-27
Ototoxicity II-27
Tinnitus II-27
Hearing Protection Devices II-28
Types of Hearing Protection Devices II-28
Earmuffs II-28
Earplugs II-28
Types of Earplugs II-28
Drawbacks of Earplugs II-29
Earplugs and Mechanism of Action II-29
Earplug Ratings II-29
Earplugs and Health Hazards II-29
Customized Earplugs II-30
History of Earplugs II-30
Other Hearing Protection Devices II-30
Canal Caps II-30
Alternative Methods of Ear Protection II-30

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-31
Hellberg Launches Secure Hearing Protectors II-31
Westone Announces Plans to Launch TRUâ„¢ II-31
Honeywell Launches MAX® Small Pink Earplugs II-31
Honeywell Rolls Out FirmFitâ„¢ Earplugs II-31
Smartreloader Launches SR-111, SR-150 and SR-160 II-31
3M Launches 3Mâ„¢ Peltorâ„¢ Earmuffs X Series II-31
Sonomax Rolls Out Self-Fit Hearing Protection Device II-31
Honeywell Expands Howard Leight® Sync™ Family II-32
3M Includes Five Hearing Protection Devices to FPL II-32
DKSH Rolls Out Silencia® Flight Air Earplugs II-32
Westone Releases Digital Electronic Hearing Protection Devices II-32
Etymotic Rolls Out Music Proâ„¢ Electronic Earplugs II-32

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-33
3M Company (US) II-33
Aearo Company (US) II-33
ADCO Hearing Products, Inc. (US) II-33
Centurion Safety Products Limited (UK) II-33
Honeywell Life Safety (US) II-34
JSP Ltd. (UK) II-34
MSA Safety Incorporated (US) II-34
MSA Sordin AB (Sweden) II-35
Moldex-Metric, Inc. (US) II-35
Moldex-Metric AG and Co. KG (Germany) II-35
Oy Silenta Electronics Ltd. (Finland) II-35
Phonak AG (Switzerland) II-36
Productos Climax (Spain) II-36
Sperian Protection (France) II-36
Starkey Hearing Technologies (US) II-36

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-37
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing 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$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 11: World Historic Review for Hearing 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$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 12: World 14-Year Perspective for Hearing 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 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Rise in Employment levels to Boost HPD Demand III-1
Hearing Loss- Statistical Facts III-2
Table 13: Number of Individuals with Hearing Loss in the US
in Different Age Groups (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 14: Occurrence of Occupational Hearing Loss in the US
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Hearing
Loss Cases by Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Industrial Hearing Protection Market: Highly Competitive III-4
Table 15: Leading Players in the US Hearing Protection
Devices Market (2014E) (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-4
Product Introductions/Innovations III-4
Key Players III-5
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 16: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices by Product Segment - Earplugs
(Disposable and Reusable) and Earmuffs Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 17: US Historic Review for Hearing Protection Devices
by Product Segment - Earplugs (Disposable and Reusable) and
Earmuffs Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 18: US 14-Year Perspective for Hearing Protection
Devices by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Earplugs (Disposable and Reusable) and Earmuffs
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

2. CANADA III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Current and Future Analysis III-11
Hearing Loss - A Chronic Disorder III-11
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 19: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 20: Canadian Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

3. JAPAN III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Current and Future Analysis III-14
Product Introduction/Innovation III-14
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 21: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 22: Japanese Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

4. EUROPE III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Current and Future Analysis III-16
Growing Incidence of Hearing Impairment - Growth Opportunity
for HPD III-16
Table 23: Leading Players in the European Hearing
Protection Devices Market (2014E) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 24: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hearing Protection Devices by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 25: European Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 26: European 14-Year Perspective for Hearing
Protection Devices by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

4a. FRANCE III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current and Future Analysis III-21
Sperian Protection - A Leading Player III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 27: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 28: French Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

4b. GERMANY III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Current and Future Analysis III-24
Moldex-Metric AG and Co. KG - A Leading Player III-24
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 29: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 30: German Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

4c. ITALY III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
Product Introduction/Innovation III-26
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 31: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 32: Italian Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Current and Future Analysis III-28
Key Players III-28
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 33: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 34: UK Historic Review for Hearing Protection Devices
Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

4e. SPAIN III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Current and Future Analysis III-31
Productos Climax - A Leading Player III-31
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 35: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 36: Spanish Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

4f. RUSSIA III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Current and Future Analysis III-33
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 37: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 38: Russian Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Current and Future Analysis III-35
Product Introduction/Innovation III-35
Key Players III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 39: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 40: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Hearing
Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Current and Future Analysis III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 41: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Hearing Protection Devices by Geographic Region -
China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 42: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Hearing
Protection Devices by Geographic Region - China, India and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 43: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Hearing
Protection Devices by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China, India and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

5a. CHINA III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Current and Future Analysis III-42
Construction and Manufacturing Sectors Spur Demand III-42
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 44: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 45: Chinese Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43

5b. INDIA III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Current and Future Analysis III-44
PPE Industry in India III-44
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 46: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 47: Indian Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
Current and Future Analysis III-47
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 48: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 49: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Hearing
Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

6. MIDDLE EAST III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Current and Future Analysis III-49
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 50: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 51: Middle East Historic Review for Hearing Protection
Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

7. LATIN AMERICA III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Current and Future Analysis III-51
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 52: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Hearing Protection Devices Market Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 53: Latin American Historic Review for Hearing
Protection Devices Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 43 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 53)

The United States (24)
Canada (1)
Europe (20)
- France (1)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (5)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (2)
- Rest of Europe (8)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)

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