3M Peltor ear defenders: enjoy foolproof professional protection against noise!
Why choose a Peltor headset?
Every day 40 million working professionals suffer from the effects of noise at work. Every year 3000 of these workers will lose their hearing. For this reason, effective noise protection at work is essential for maintaining your health and your concentration. Our 3M Peltor ear defenders will always keep you protected against harmful noises of any kind. It is important to remember that it is not only construction or factory workers who are affected by noise at work: professionals working in various different industries may also face the problem of workplace noise.
Loud noises are everywhere and they can be more or less disruptive depending on their volume: from jackhammers on a construction site, to industrial machinery, chainsaws or even airplane take-offs. Peltor headsets provide maximum protection for all types of noise, thanks to their large headphones which are composed of noise-insulating materials, such as polyether or absorbent foam. They efficiently reduce noise to isolate you from your environment and boost your concentration. Hearing protection headsets of this brand are designed for everyday use: they are comfortable to wear and will not cause irritation.
If you are frequently exposed to noises above 85 decibels, your employer must provide you with a hearing protection headset to protect your health, by law. The effects of frequent exposure to loud noise should not be underestimated as they include acoustic trauma, fatigue, stress and difficulty concentrating. To provide you the most suitable hearing protection for your environment and your needs, we offer a wide selection of ultra-comfortable 3M Peltor ear defenders including passive noise-cancelling headsets, active noise-cancelling headsets and communications headsets. To find out which noise-cancelling headset is best for you, follow our handy tips below!
Which 3M Peltor ear defenders should you choose?
Choosing your future Peltor headset largely depends on your working environment, but also your requirements in terms of communication. Listed below are 3 types of hearing protection offered by Peltor:
• Passive noise-cancelling headsets: if you usually work alone in a noisy environment and do not need to communicate regularly with your colleagues, passive noise-cancelling headsets would be perfect for you! These noise-cancelling headsets are described as passive because their sole function is to block out noise passively, which they are able to do as they are composed of noise-insulating materials. They do not actively process noises and will not analyse sounds, unlike the active noise-cancelling or communications headset. Passive noise-cancelling headsets efficiently protect your hearing against noises above 85dB. High-performing noise-cancelling headsets offer between 20dB to 37dB attenuation against harmful noises, such as the 3M Peltor X5 headset. They offer the best value for money and protect your hearing at a reasonable price, allowing you to equip your employees with hearing protection without stretching your budget.
• Active noise-cancelling headsets: conversely, if you work in a noisy environment but still need to communicate with your collaborators, or you simply need to stay connected to what is going on around you, Peltor active noise-cancelling headsets would be a better option for your style of working. This type of 3M Peltor ear defenders is equipped with sound-modulating microphones, which capture different sounds and actively process them. This system allows you to filter out loud background noises which are dangerous for your hearing, and amplify quieter sounds, such as voices, so you can stay alert to what is going on around you. Settings on these headsets can be adjusted depending on the volume and frequency of noises, and they can even block sudden noises and explosions. For example, the 3M Peltor SportTac noise-cancelling headset reacts in milliseconds and automatically turns itself off in the case of an explosion or sudden noise, so it is ideal for professionals who work in these environments or for hobbyists who belong to shooting or hunting clubs.
• Noise-cancelling communications headsets: the 3M Peltor communications headset offers additional functions in comparison to the active noise-cancelling headset. It also allows you to communicate as it can be connected to your communication devices, such as mobile phones, wireless phones or walkie-talkies. Our communications headsets are equipped with a microphone which allows you to make calls in the same way as a conventional headset. They can be easily connected to your devices using a cable or Bluetooth technology to give you hassle-free connectivity.