Individual hearing protectors are required when noise averages more than 85 dB during an 8-hour work day, which is referred to as a Time Weighted Average (TWA). There are basically three types of hearing protection – earplugs, earmuffs, hearing bands.
Selecting the right earplug means more than choosing the one with the highest Noise Reduction Rating (NRR).Comfort is another important factor in the selection. The material, shape and size of ear plugs affect the fit. Earplugs are commonly used when comfort and convenience are a must.
Common industries for earplugs:
• Mining, construction, food processing, textile mills, furniture manufacturing, paper mills, printing companies, rubber manufacturing, metal manufacturing, industrial machinery, agriculture, packaging plants, grinding operators, metal machining, breweries, bottling plants, airlines.
Ear muffs are commonly used in areas where hearing protection are removed frequently.
Common industries for earmuff are:
• Food, tobacco, textiles, apparel, lumber products, printing/publishing, chemicals, petroleum, rubber/plastic, transportation, construction, airlines, shooting/gun ranges. Choose from a range of noise blocking and sound management (block noise out and let information in) ear muffs for your desired use.
Hearing bands are lightweight and comfortable for intermediate use. Common industries are:
• Mining , construction, food processing, textile mills, furniture manufacturing, paper mills, printing companies, rubber/metal
manufacturing, industrial machinery, airline.
With our extensive range of hearing protection, there is definitely one that is able to meet your requirements.
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