If working in conditions where the noise level is high (factories, airports, construction sites etc.), it is recommended that you wear ear protection.
Exposure to any noise level of 80dB or above can cause damage to your hearing. It can be sudden or happen over time. The cells in your ears cannot be repaired once they have been damaged by loud noises.
The reduction in the strength of signal is known as attenuation. In this case, it is the reduction of the noise level. Ear defenders can reduce the sound by different amounts.
If staying in touch with your colleagues is vital while using your ear defenders you may need a model with a microphone. If hands free communication you may avail of ear defenders with built-in two-way radios. These are ideal for communication in extremely noisy environments.
Most models come with neckband versions. These can slot onto helmets quite easily. If you are unsure what model suits your needs please call our experts on 0333 123 3050.