IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Hearing Protection procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
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Hearing Protection - Recent Price Trend

The price of hearing protection has been rising at an estimated annualized rate of 0.3% in the three years to 2017. Moreover, market prices have exhibited moderate volatility during the period, thereby increasing the risk of price spikes and diminishing buyer power.During the period, decelerating demand from key emerging markets, such as India and China, has fostered an oversupply in key...


Hearing Protection - Total Cost of Ownership

Hearing protection has a low level of product specialization. Hearing protection can be as simple as a tubular piece of memory foam or as intricate as earmuffs with active electronic systems. For the most part, though, employees in industrial, manufacturing and mining sectors wear unspecialized memory foam earplugs or plastic earmuffs. Even aircraft workers that communicate in noisy environments...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of hearing protection. This report includes hearing protection products, such as earplugs and earmuffs, which limit the level of sound that can reach the user’s ear. Hearing protection products range from basic foam earplugs to earmuffs with active electronics. Workers in a variety of sectors, including the manufacturing, mining, construction and healthcare sectors, as well as the military, require hearing protection. This report does not cover eye protection, head protection or other safety equipment.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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