Hearing protection is an essential part of your PPE if you work in an environment where your hearing is at risk. Hearing protection should be assesed by employers and issued to employees where extra protection is needed.
Construction site noise is often excessive and excessive noise can lead to hearing loss. If noise levels reach over 85 decibels then adequate hearing protection must be provided.
Ear defenders and ear plugs are designed to protect the wearer from extreme noises. Ear defenders go over the ear for general industrial use and protection or specialised high noise protection.
Earplugs are inserted in the ear canal to protect the user's ears from loud noises, intrusion of water, foreign bodies, dust or excessive wind. Since they reduce the sound volume, earplugs are also often used to help prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.
Hearing protection at Work & Wear Direct conforms to EN352 safety standards.