Capsule hearing protection
This type of hearing protection consists of earmuffs attached to a strap that fits over your head or helmet. This makes it a great choice of protection for industrial settings.
It protects your hearing against very loud noises and short-term exposure, and some models can be folded, making them easy to carry.
These disposable earplugs are perhaps the most familiar variety. They’re made from expandable foam, so will adapt to the shape of your ear canal, making them both effective and comfortable.
They’re great at blocking most external noise, such as snoring, but they can’t be reused as the foam can become a haven for bacteria.
These earplugs have grip stems and a cord, which makes them easy to insert and remove. As such, they’re particularly suitable if you work in an area where sound comes in louder bursts interspersed with quieter periods.
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This custom-made form of ear protection is created by taking an impression of your ear canal. This makes them a very personalised form of protection, so they’re extremely comfortable, often easier to insert and suitable for use over a long period of time.
They’re also reusable (though will need regular cleaning), and are available with a range of sound filters (including for musicians, motorcyclists and swimmers), so you can choose the best method of protection depending on the situation.
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These single-use earplugs are cheaper than their counterparts, but offer a good level of protection when worn for situations such as concerts.