Hearing protection your workers will want to wear. Backed by 3M Science, 3M™ Earmuffs provide ideal hearing protection against hazardous noise across industries and applications. Explore a range of product series available in headband, neckband, hard hat attached, and folding models.
Although earmuffs are easier to wear than earplugs, it is still possible to wear earmuffs incorrectly. This depends on the other types of personal protection equipment worn with them, such as hard hats, safety glasses, or welding shields. Even other type of headgear like hoodies, hair nets, and caps can lead to loss or reduction of hearing protection.
Not all earmuffs are created equally. They generally come in three different styles to increase comfort and compliance: over the head, hard hat attached, and back banded. Additionally, specialty earmuffs are also available to meet the needs of specific professions, such as welders, utility workers, and airport ground crew.
It's challenging for workers to pay attention to warning signals or interact with one other if they're working in an excessively noisy environment. Workers who have to communicate on-the-job need earmuffs that don't interfere with their conversations while providing excellent hearing protection.
Earmuffs that don't fit right prevent workers from receiving adequate hearing protection, putting them at risks of injuries and potential hearing loss. To achieve adequate dual protection, it is important to first select an earplug with the desired attenuation and then select a thin, well-fitted earmuff that can be worn over top. Another option is to fit-test the earmuff to determine whether the worker is receiving adequate protection against hazardous noise.
The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System helps your workers determine the type of hearing protectors that perform best in their work environments. In addition to testing the seal of the earmuffs on their own, we recommend fit-testing them with safety glasses or hard hats that your workers would normally wear to ensure compatibility and a proper seal. Let us show you how the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System works.