Workplace noise specialists invest in technology expertise


Smart Technology company, Eave, specialists in protecting the hearing of workers in noisy environments, has appointed a new sales director, Michael Gowen

Michael Gowen has been brought in to accelerate the growth of the company, focusing on Eave’s customer-facing division. He has the task of communicating the benefits of a technological solution to a health and safety issue – protecting the hearing of workers in noisy environments – a problem which, historically, has only ever been physically addressed.

Eave chiefly operates in the construction sector, but rather than appoint someone from within the industry, the board has purposefully invested in a sales director from outside who has the technological expertise to spearhead the movement towards digitisation.

Eave’s technology is designed with this wider mission at its heart: to prevent occupational hearing loss which is the most common workplace disease. Its solution incorporates a digital headset to gather noise data, which is then transferred to a unique noise mapping software platform, called Peak.

The data is displayed and analysed to produce accurate information about every worker’s noise exposure across a workplace or site. The use of smart technology to accurately measure and pinpoint noise is game-changing, marking an end to manual noise-level checking.

Eave headsets also use ‘hear through’ technology, allowing wearers to still hear environmental sound, improving safety and efficiency. The data harvested shows real behaviour change, as the worker downtime caused by removing headsets, switching off machinery or moving to quiet zones is eliminated.

Michael Gowen said: “I am excited to be joining Eave at such a crucial time, just as companies are waking up to the need for a digital revolution in protecting their workers’ hearing.

“There is huge opportunity for growth as more and more employers realise that IoT technology and digitisation are the future.”

Dr David Greenberg, Eave CEO and founder, said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael as a director. He recognises that we are at the forefront of a movement which will transform how people hear at work and will change the trajectory of thousands of lives that might otherwise be devastated by occupational hearing loss”


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