Hearing ProtectionGeneral Concepts
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GENERAL CONCEPTS

Hearing protectors are very important devices in the passive control of noise. When the selection is adequate, they provide the necessary attenuation that ensures the reduction of the effective noise exposure.

It is very important to note that the effectiveness of a hearing protector depends on:
• The ability of the user to put it on (especially critical in the plugs).
• The time of continuous use of it.

For these reasons it is essential to implement a hearing protection program that takes into account:
• Training in the correct placement and use of the protector.
• Awareness of the permanent use of the equipment delivered.
• Procedures for maintenance, cleaning and replacement of equipment.

TYPES PROTECTORS

PLUGS
They are those that provide protection inserted in the ear canal. Depending on their constituent material they are divided in turn into:
Reusable: they are manufactured in some thermoplastic elastomer.
Disposable: self-expanding foamed polyurethane compounds, adapt to the shape of the ear canal.

EARMUFFS
Placed on the ear they work as an acoustic barrier.
This type of protector is manufactured with a rigid material, covered with a circular foam pad and is specially designed to completely cover the ear.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE?

PLUGS
They are those that provide protection inserted in the ear canal. Depending on their constituent material they are divided in turn into:
Reusable: they are manufactured in some thermoplastic elastomer.
Disposable: self-expanding foamed polyurethane compounds, adapt to the shape of the ear canal.

EARMUFFS
Placed on the ear they work as an acoustic barrier.
This type of protector is manufactured with a rigid material, covered with a circular foam pad and is specially designed to completely cover the ear.

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