Ear noise protection

Ear protection is all about keeping your hearing health safe by reducing the levels of noise that can reach your ears. It’s crucial when it comes to reducing the risk of noise-induced hearing loss, a common type of hearing loss that’s caused by prolonged exposure to loud noises.

Ear protection, whether protective earplugs or ear defenders, create a barrier that reduces the intensity of sound that can reach your inner ear, and therefore protecting against damage to the delicate auditory structures in your ears. 

From loud work environments to noisy environments like concerts and festivals, ear noise protection is your best friend when it comes to keeping your ears safe for many years to come. We’ve gathered everything you need to know about protecting your ears, right here in one place.

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Choosing the right ear protection for you

When choosing ear protection, there are several things to think about. One of the first things to look at is the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR), which indicates the amount of sound reduction. For loud environments, you’ll want to choose hearing protection with a high NRR, which is measured in decibels.

Comfort is also key when it comes to ear sound protection. Whether you opt for earplugs or ear defenders, you should ensure that they fit snugly without causing any discomfort, especially if you’re going to be wearing them for extended periods of time.

Budget may also factor into your decision. Earplugs are portable and inexpensive, and are pretty discreet as they fit directly into your ear canal. Ear defenders are bulkier and can be less convenient, but they tend to offer higher levels of noise reduction. 

Best practices for ear noise protection

Whenever you’re in noisy environments, from loud events to traveling, hearing protection earplugs can help to reduce the noise to a safer level. 

To properly insert your Loop earplugs:

  • Take the ring of the Loop between your thumb and index finger, and put it in your ear.
  • Once the ear canal feels sealed, turn clockwise and adjust so the ring is comfortably in your ear
  • Make sure your Loop earplugs aren't visible from the front.

Ta-dah! That’s it: your Loop earplugs are inserted correctly. That means they’ll be more comfortable to wear, as well as ensuring they provide proper noise reduction, helping to protect your ears in loud environments.

Of course, it’s also sensible to take additional precautions when you’re in noisy places. The closer you are to the source of the sound, the more at risk you are – so make sure that you stand back from the speakers at concerts. It’s also a good idea to take frequent breaks to give your ears a rest from the loud noise.

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