Prevention is better than cure

Brüel & Kjær launches wireless, lightweight, personal noise-dose meter
Oct. 10, 2011 - PRLog -- As noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most prevailing and costly occupational health problems, Brüel & Kjær has launched a portable noise-dose meter that assesses work environments before the damage is done.

Millions of workers are at risk from repeat exposure to high noise levels. Once the damage is done, social and psychological handicaps can lead to potentially massive expenses from the loss of skilled labour, early retirement and worker compensation.

Brüel & Kjær’s Noise Dose Meter Type 4448 is shoulder-mounted and cable-free. It has been designed to accompany employees throughout their working day, measuring and registering all relevant data about their noise exposure.

Type 4448 can be used to assess the risk of hearing damage to workers in noisy environments such as machinery workshops, forestry sites and music venues.

Special versions are available for use in hazardous areas, such as mining and petrochemical facilities, where only certified equipment can be legally used.

Type 4448 is part of Brüel & Kjær’s wide range of solutions for assessing noise and vibration exposure in the workplace.

For more information, please visit:


About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems. Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom, and audio.

Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment, and is a renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software. To see the full range of products and systems, please visit

Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and it’s effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For all course registration details visit

Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc ( which has annual sales of £902m and employs around 6,000 people worldwide across its four business segments. Brüel & Kjær has 1,050 employees worldwide, and is represented by sales offices in 55 countries.

For additional information please contact:
Heather Wilkins
Marketing Coordinator
Bruel & Kjaer
Telephone: 01763 255 780

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World-leading manufacturer and supplier: sound and vibration solutions for environmental noise measurements, building acoustics, vibration measurements and quality control for use in the automotive, aerospace, consumer industries, local authorities
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