The European hearing protection equipment market is estimated to reach USD 1.44 billion by 2027 from USD 1.04 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.72% during the forecast period.
The growing number of product launches is one of the major factors propelling the European hearing protection equipment market growth. The key market players focus on developing hearing protection devices with advanced sensor-based features, sound modulations, and long-life batteries. In addition, they also focus on manufacturing waterproof hearing protection devices that can be used underwater.
The rising incidence of hearing loss among the European population fuels the adoption of hearing protection equipment and results in regional market growth. Every one in ten population in Europe has a hearing-related problem; therefore, due to the increasing number of these cases, people are becoming more aware of keeping their ears safe by using some ear protection devices.
In addition, the growing human resources in the construction and manufacturing sector across the European region are promoting the usage of hearing protection equipment and driving market growth in Europe. In recent years, many sectors are adopting a workforce to organize the work in the industry or to monitor or instruct the devices to work for a particular task. These tasks may produce sounds above the minimum audible range of a person leading to the ear. As a result, the companies provide hearing protection devices to employees to reduce ear problems in the employees. In addition, these protection devices help reduce the sounds generated by giant machines. These protection devices also benefit those working in mine areas and who have to blast rocks.
However, the high costs associated with advanced hearing protection devices limit the growth rate of the European market. In addition, a lack of awareness among people regarding the usage of hearing protection devices, unfavorable reimbursement policies, poor availability of customized devices, and issues associated with manufacturing these devices are hampering the hearing protection equipment market growth in Europe. Furthermore, discomfort in wearing the devices, such as irritation, sweating, itching, swelling, and redness of the ear, is the main reason for reducing the adoption of hearing protection equipment in Europe. Complications after the prolonged use of hearing protection devices impede the market growth.
This research report on the Europe hearing protection equipment market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories.
By Product Type
By Protection type
By End User:
The European region had the second largest share of the worldwide market in 2021 and is anticipated to continue holding a substantial share of the global market during the forecast period owing to the growing number of product approvals and increasing awareness regarding these devices among people. In addition, the increasing number of awareness programs by the European governments over hearing protection devices is favoring regional market growth. Furthermore, special programs or sessions conducted by respective organizations for employer wellness are a big plus to the growth rate of the European market.
The UK held the major share of the European market in 2021 and is estimated to hold a considerable share of the European market during the forecast period. An estimated 12 million people in the UK suffer from hearing loss problems and other ear conditions, mainly due to exposure to high sounds at the workplace. Strict rules for the worker and employees about wearing hearing protection devices on the premises of the workplace by the organizations and the UK government fuels market growth.
Germany is another promising region in Europe and is predicted to showcase a healthy CAGR during the forecast period. The presence of local players in this region for manufacturing devices for hearing protection is the primary factor for the market growth in Germany. In this region, manufacturers focus on developing customized hearing protection devices based on the patient's audibility levels and size and their work environment. As a result, the population is showing interest in buying devices that give protection from loud sounds and have increased comfort levels for wearing.
KEY MARKET PLAYERS:
3M, Honeywell International Inc., Lindstrom Group, Radians, Inc., Seebo Interactive LTD., Cigweld, Gateway Safety, Inc., DELTA PLUS, Lakeland, Inc., DuPont, Bullard, ANSELL LTD., Baker Hughes Company, KCWW, Intellinium, W.W. Grainger, Inc., COFRA S.r.l., uvex group, Avon Rubber p.l.c., CEN CENELEC and MSA are a few of the notable players in the European hearing protection equipment market.
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