Choices for Hearing Protection
Earplugs and earmuffs that look like wireless headphones have a noise reduction rating, or NRR. The NRR tells you how many decibels (dBA) your protection will block. Noise levels above 85 decibels can damage hearing. Check the NRR and decide what protection is right for you. Earplugs and earmuffs can be worn together to block even more noise.
Made of dense foam, flexible rubber, or silicone and come in different shapes
May be custom made
May come joined by cord to prevent loss
Are lightweight, comfortable, and easy to fit
Care of earplugs
Wash in soap and water
Discard if dirty
Care of earmuffs
Wipe cushions clean with damp cloth and soap
Don't modify headband or cushions
Replace cushions if torn and replace headband if bent
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