While there are many types of hearing protection on the market, let’s take a closer look at the main types that help keep you safe on the job. Almost everyone is familiar with traditional ear muffs or ear plugs. Brands like Howard Leight, Radians, Pyramex, and ERB have designed a wide range of quality hearing protection products.
Because safety is so important, the NRR rating or Noise Reduction Rating will give you a better idea of the coverage provided by each product. Our NRR rated hearing protection ranges from 7 NRR to 33 NRR. Ear plugs and ear muffs designed for the job site come with many useful features. Those include portability, hard hat attachments, and reusable and non-reusable applications.
Ear Muffs & Ear Plugs
First of all, ear muffs feature different designs in a range of styles. Select from electronic, foldable, and hard hat mounted. Electronic ear muffs offer features like AM/FM radio, active listening, and optional rechargeable models. Foldable and adjustable ear muffs provide comfort and take up less space. Select from colors like black, camo, green, gray, yellow, pink and more. ERB, Pyramex, and Howard Leight ear muffs are popular and provide both style and protection.
Next, we can explore ear plugs. Ear plugs are a smaller and more compact form of hearing protection. Even though they are smaller they still provide excellent hearing protection and are NRR rated. Styles include corded, uncorded, disposable, and reusable. Custom molded ear plugs will provide a fit that molds directly to your ear canal. They provide a 26NRR rating and come in colors like blue, red, tan and pink. Almost all ear plugs are made with comfortable foam, rubber, or similar materials. They are ideal for many applications including job sites, construction, concerts, or anywhere loud noise may cause harm.
Finally, find the right type of hearing protection that works for you. Understand which NRR rated gear your job might require. Ear muffs and ear plugs aren’t just for the construction site. Use them while cutting the grass, on the airplane, or whenever you need hearing protection.