No matter what challenges you have with occupational noise, 3M has a full range of hearing protection to help you improve your hearing conservation program. Learn more about our key brands and the products we offer.
Hearing protection is required when noise exposure exceeds 85 dB(A).
Passive ear defenders help reduce the noise by mechanically blocking the sound waves. They are ideal for situations with continuous noise levels and when communication is not critical. Electronic ear defenders use smart technology to help workers hear their environment and/or communicate with others in noise. These solutions are ideal in intermittent noise and/or when communication is critical.
Use the Hearing Protection Advisor to help you select the ear defenders that fit your needs.
This is dependent on the type of ear defender you are using. Therefore fit testing is key.
Learn more about Hearing Fit Testing.
3M recommends you replace your ear defenders every 3 years or whenever they are damaged or start to lose headband tension, and there is a risk of attenuation loss. Note: Users of 3M products should be familiar with User Instructions before use.