3M ear defenders (also known as earmuffs) are personal protective equipment (PPE) that are designed to protect ears from noise pollution by reducing the level of sound which reaches them. It is essential that employers must eliminate or reduce the risk that employees face from being exposed to loud noise to order to help protect their hearing. All ear defenders carry an SNR rating (Single Number Rating) which is the European industry-recognised standard level of protection offered. 3M ear defenders have SNR ranging from 25dB to 37dB
Ear defenders feature hard cups which fit over the ears, with soft cushions on the rims to comfortably grip them in place. The padding on the ear defender is made from acoustic foam. They can be fitted with a headband or clip on to the sides of a hard hat. Some types of eye defenders have radio and music systems built in as well as two way communication.
RS Components stock a vast range of PPE including 3M Peltor ear defenders for all your hearing protection requirements. 3M Peltor offers ear defenders which are designed for use in extremely tough and noisy environments that provide high levels of attenuation. These earmuffs have easy to replace cushions and inserts which help keeps them hygienically clean.
3M ear defenders are a type of hearing protection used to shield people from harsh noise levels. They can be used for various applications and below are some of the most common areas: