Take another look at the classics. Introduced 40 years ago this simple yet revolutionary hearing protector remains one of the most widely used earplugs in the world.
As the world's first foam earplug, the E-A-R Classic earplug revolutionised hearing protection in the workplace. Since its introduction more than 40 years ago, no other earplug has been studied and assessed in the field more comprehensively than the E-A-R Classic. Explore this site and discover why the E-A-R Classic earplugs remain one of the most popular choices in the world today for attenuation, comfort and ease-of-fit.
Attenuation is the measure of sound reduction levels achieved by a hearing protector. Attenuation levels of a foam earplug can be affected by the chemistry of the material used; this includes its density, the foam cell structure as well as its physical shape. The attenuation values of 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ Earplug are provided below.
The comfort of an earplug cannot be assessed by its look or feel. The only true measure of comfort is through user experience. 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ Earplugs offer distinct features that have helped make Classic earplug products a preference of workers and industrial safety professionals for over 40 years.
Their unique, in-ear characteristics, such as shape, density, texture and resistance to moisture, ensure all-day comfort and protection in a wide range of working environments.
Every ear canal is unique, which is why ease-of-fit is so important in optimising hearing protection. This is where the vinyl foam of the 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ earplug has a material advantage over other foam plugs. E-A-R Classic earplugs have just the right balance of softness and firmness. The foam is initially firm to make fitting the plug easier, then softens once it's in the ear to help comfortably conform to the unique shape of each ear canal. See below for fitting instructions.
Hands and plugs should be clean before fitting.
Usage, Cleaning and Storage:
3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System – taking hearing conservation to the next level.
The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System makes it easy to measure every employee's unique level of protection and takes the guesswork out of managing compliance in your hearing conservation program.
The 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System is a service program designed to help validate hearing protection and compliance. It delivers an objective, quantitative measurement of each employee's protection, so you can better protect your workforce while helping employees understand the importance of proper fit. With the E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System, your employees will learn how to properly insert their earplug, and you'll have the confidence that they are wearing the right earplug for their environment.
Classic earplugs were the industry's first foam earplug - virtually revolutionise hearing protection. Today, the revolution continues. The Classic earplug product line has been expanded to meet more wearer and environmental needs with its proprietary foams, preferred cylindrical shape, and proven ear comfort.