Ear Protection Equipment
HSK Hearing Protection
People should wear a hearing protection device if the noise or sound level exceeds 85 decibels. Hearing protection devices reduces the chances of hearing losses and the exposure to noise. Exposure to loud noise can damage your ears permanently.
What types of hearing protectors are available?
- Ear plugs are inserted to block the ear canal. They may be pre-molded (preformed) or moldable (foam ear plugs). Ear plugs are sold as disposable products or reusable plugs. Custom molded ear plugs are also available.
- Semi-insert ear plugs which consist of two ear plugs held over the ends of the ear canal by a rigid headband.
- Ear muffs consist of sound-attenuating material and soft ear cushions that fit around the ear and hard outer cups.