With all of this extra noise it´s easy to understand how susceptible our ears have become to the dangerous effects of heightened sound. Whether operating an aircraft or working with heavy machinery our ears need the appropriate protection to withstand a noisy environment.
Here at Onedirect we´ve compiled a list of the top 10 ear defenders you´ll want to be investing in for 2023, take a look!
3M Peltor Optime III Headband Version
3M Peltor LiteCom Two-Way Radio Headset
3M Peltor ProTac III Hunter
3M Peltor ProTac III Shooter
3M Peltor Optime II Headband Version
3M Peltor X5A Ear Muffs
3M Peltor X4A Ear Defenders
3M Peltor CH3 FLX2 with microphone - Headband
3M Peltor SportTac (Green and Orange)
Peltor ProTac XPI headset
|Ear Defender Type||Ear muff||-||Connects to walkie talkies or mobiles||Connects to walkie talkies or mobiles||Ear muff||Ear muff||Ear muff||Connects to walkie talkies or mobiles||Ear muff||Connects to walkie talkies or mobiles|
|Wearing style||Over the head||Over the head||With helmet attachment||Over the head||Over the head||Over the head||Over the head||Over the head||Over the head||Over the head|
|Attenuation||High attenuation||-||Medium Attenuation||High attenuation||High attenuation||High attenuation||High attenuation||-||Low attenuation||High attenuation|
|Level dependent active listening|
|Built-in AM/FM radio||-|
The 3M Peltor Optime III ear muffs are designed to provide hearing protection in areas where noise levels are extremely high, using double cup technology to minimise resonance and maximise attenuation. The low profile headband helps to balance pressure, while the soft wide cushions reduce pressure around the ears, improving comfort, while the large space inside the cups reduces moisture. The Optime III uses double cup technology which is particularly effective for high frequency attenuation, while the combination of the cup and spacer provides excellent protection against low frequency sounds.
The new 3M Peltor LiteCom Two-Way Radio Headset is rugged with a built-in two-way radio for safe communications in environments where noise levels could cause permanent hearing damage, such as: Industry, Mining, Motorsports.
The 3M Peltor ProTac III headband will allow you to focus on your work, without being completely isolated from your surroundings. Thanks to the level dependent function and stereo sound quality will be better able to hear ambient sounds and determine, for example, the direction of an alarm, warning shouts, vehicle movements and more.
The 3M Peltor ProTac III Shooter headset is a versatile and durable device perfect for those who enjoy sport shooting. This high attenuation headset protects your ears against harmful impact sounds, in particular those of gunshots for those partaking in sport shooting. It has a level dependent function which allows you to hear ambient sounds so you can be aware of what is going on around you. It also enables you to communicate with others.
The Peltor Optime II ear muffs have been designed to provide moderate to heavy levels of hearing protection, particularly in environments dominated by low to medium frequencies. The cups are modern and slimline and the liquid and foam filled sealing rings provide low contact pressure, making them comfortable to wear for long periods of time, while the soft wide cushions reduce pressure around the ears.
The Peltor X series consists of five high perfomance colour-coded ear defender, offering different levels of passive protection for a broad range of industries. The series has been designed to make it easy for users to choose the right level of protection for their needs,while the electrically insulated twin headband design provides a balanced and comfortable fit.
The Peltor X series consists of five high perfomance colour-coded ear defenders, offering different levels of passive protection for a broad range of industries. The series has been designed to make it easy for users to choose the right level of protection for their needs,while the electrically insulated twin headband design provides a balanced and comfortable fit.
The 3M Peltor CH3 FLX2 keeps employees protected from loud noise without isolating them from the surrounding environment. The Peltor CH3 FLX2 earmuffs allow you to focus on your work and communicate with peers, while at the same time providing excellent hearing protection. Thanks to the level dependent function and stereo sound quality you will be better able to hear ambient sounds and determine, for example, the direction of an alarm, warning shouts, vehicle movements and more. With a noise cancelling microphone, you can ensure that your message will be transmitted clearly.
The 3M Peltor SportTac (Green and Orange) is a set of noise-modulating ear muffs, foldable for easy storage. Active listening enables you to hear low frequency sounds, such as people´s voices, whilst blocking out high frequency sounds that you would find in industrial environments.
The 3M™ Peltor ProTac XPI Ear Defender is an electronic level dependent hearing protector, which is ideal for use against high noise levels in actitivities such as hunting and shooting, soldiers, police officers, military use, industrial environments like construction sites, agriculture, and forestry. The ProTac XPI offers Bluetooth Multipoint so you can connect multiple devices.