Hearing Bands offer a great solution for those who need hearing protection on a intermittent basis. Hearing bands can be stored around the neck when not in use and can be worn with hard hats and safety glasses. They are completely reusable. Hearing bands are popular for use in plants for those not exposed to consistently excessive noise levels.
Protect Your Hearing
Your hearing is one of your most important senses. Hearing bands will help reduce the risk of hearing loss due to occupational noise exposure. Hearing bands consist of a pair of rubber ear plugs that are connected to a flexible rubber band. The hearing band can be worn in a number of positions including; over the head, under the chin, and behind the neck. The Noise Reduction Rating (NNR) is similar to that of most standard ear plugs. The rubber band allows these hearing bands to be stored around the neck when not in use. They can also be worn with almost any hard hat, face shield or glasses.
The NNR is the maximum number of decibels (db) a hearing protector will reduce the sound level when worn correctly. Most hearing bands carry a minimum NRR rating of 25 db, which is suitable for most work environments. If you require hearing protection with a higher NNR rating, shop our selection of protective earmuffs and children's earmuffs.
The use of hearing bands and other hearing protection are detailed in OSHA's Occupational Noise Exposure Standard - 29 CFR 1910.95. It states that employers shall make hearing protection available to employees exposed to 85 decibels or greater for period of 8 hours. Employers also must provide employees a variety of hearing protection to choose from with various DB ratings. Training and maintenance shall also be required by the employer to employees.