Focus on the job at hand - not the noise. The bright yellow 3M™ E-A-R™ Brand, which includes the famous Classic and UltraFit earplugs, is known for high quality and performance.
Most earplugs are available corded and uncorded in a variety of individual packs.
Inserts easily and molds to the ear canal for extra comfort. No roll-down needed.
Classic, easy, and effective protection.
Reduce waste with durable, easy-to-use ear plugs that are premolded for your comfort.
For food processing and other industries where it is critical to keep ear plugs from contaminating products and processes. Implanted stainless steel ball bearing is encased in each earplug.
From manufacturing plants that include beverage processing, food processing, food packing, or even pharmaceutical manufacturing, hearing protection is required for all employees working in hazardous noise over 85 dB (as per CSA Hearing Protection Standard Z94.2).
A comfortable, effective, lightweight alternative to ear muffs.
Please note: Banded hearing protectors can be worn in various positions or with different protection tips that may affect the NRR or CSA class.
Make ear plug dispensing fast and convenient. The 3M™ E‑A‑R™ One Touch Dispenser delivers ear plugs to workers on the move. Reusable and free-standing, the base can be restocked with One Touch refills of your choice: Classic, SuperFit, E-A-Rsoft, and more. The versatile design includes tabletop or wall-mount options so that grabbing ear protection on the go is as easy as it should be.
Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs) are selected based on the noise exposure at the workplace. Other important considerations are comfort, fit, ability to communicate, compatibility with other personal protective equipment and the workplace environment. The following methods can be used to select the most appropriate HPD: Noise Reduction Rating (NRR), CSA Class, Octave Band or Fit Testing.
The NRR is a single-number method that describes the overall sound level reduction across frequencies (attenuation) of an HPD in decibels (dB), based on a laboratory testing. Since the NRR is a laboratory test it is recognized that it may overestimate the protection achieved by users in their workplace settings. Therefore, 3M recommends that the NRR be derated in order to better estimate workplace protection. The NRR derating scheme can be found in CSA Z94.2-14 Hearing Protection Devices Standards, Table 2: Effective rating calculations for the NRR.
The CSA Class describes the sound level reduction (attenuation) of an HPD using the letters A, B, or C, which pre-assigns the HPD according to defined attenuation ranges. The CSA Class can be found in CSA Z94.2-14 Hearing Protection Devices Standards, Table 3: Assignment of class based on the octave band attenuation values measured according to ANSI S3.19. It is important to note that the Class pertains only to level of attenuation of the HPD, not to any of its other characteristics.