Hearing Protectors

In some work places, workers wear hearing protectors to reduce the amount of noise that reaches the ears. People should wear a hearing protector if the noise or sound level at the workplace exceeds 85 decibels (A-weighted) or dB(A). Hearing protectors reduce the noise exposure level.

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Ear Muffs Ear Plugs

Ear Muffs
Ear muffs are objects that are designed to cover a personís ears for protection or for warmth. They consist of a thermoplastic or metal head-band. It fits over the top or back of the head. There is a pad at each end that covers the external ears. Ear defenders protect the wearer from extreme noises.

Ear Plugs
Ear plugs are a piece of soft material that you put in your eat to keep out water, noise, etc. An ear plug is an ornament inserted in the lobe of the ear especially to distend it. It is a device of pliable material for insertion into the outer opening of the ear. It keeps out water or deaden sound.