3M Hearing Protection Fit Testing

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3M™ E-A-R™ Express™ Probed Test Plugs, 50 Pairs/Box, 393-2008-50 3M™ E-A-R™ E-A-Rsoft™ Yellow Neons Probed Test Plugs, 50 Pairs/Box, 393-2000-50 3M™ E-A-R™ UltraFit™ Probed Test Plugs, 50 Pairs/Box, 393-2001-50 3M™ E-A-R™ Push-Ins™ Probed Test Plugs 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ Probed Test Plugs 3M™ E-A-Rsoft™ FX™ Probed Test Plugs, 50 Pairs/Box, 393-2004-50 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System, 393-1100 3M™ PELTOR™ Optime™ Earmuffs Probed Test Cushions 3M™ Combat Arms™ Probed Test Plugs 3M™ E-A-R™ Flexible Fit Probed Test Earplugs, Yellow, 393-2026-50, 50 Pairs/Case

Make it easy to measure hearing protection needs.

Loud sounds can damage hearing, but wearing the wrong hearing protection can do the same. Do you know what level of protection your employees are receiving from their hearing protectors? Learn more about our quantitative method for hearing protection fit testing.

  • 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System uses a proven technique known as Field Microphone in Real Ear or F-MIRE to measure how well the hearing protector is working for each employee. The noise reduction provided by the hearing protector is measured directly and objectively, without the need for the employee to listen or respond to the test signals. Learn more about the technology and download the bulletin!

  • 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System video
    Why would you choose this system?

    Whether you are looking for earplug fit testing or earmuff fit testing, 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System has the capability to measure both. Watch the video to explore all the benefits of this hearing protection fit test system.

  • If you are interested in testing the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System on- site please fill in the form to request your demonstration.

  • For more information and details on the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System view our online product catalogue.

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Hearing Protection Advisor

Looking for a hearing protection solution rather than a fit testing solution? No matter what challenges you have with occupational noise, the selection of the appropriate hearing protector with the best fit is key.

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  • What is hearing protection fit testing?

    Hearing protector fit testing is a way to measure the amount of noise reduction, or attenuation, a hearing protector provides while it is being worn by a specific individual. This real-world measurement is referred to as a “Personal Attenuation Rating” or PAR.

    3M recommends workers fit test their hearing protectors. So, like respirators, the worker can better understand the level of protection they can achieve with a properly fitted hearing protector.

  • Hearing protective equipment is a Category 3 piece of PPE, like respiratory protection. If you fit test your respiratory protection, it would be good practice to fit test your other Category 3 PPE where equipment is available.

  • 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System uses a proven technique known as Field Microphone in Real Ear or F-MIRE to measure how well the hearing protector is working for each employee. The noise reduction provided by the hearing protector is measured directly and objectively, without the need for the employee to listen or respond to the test signals.

  • The selection of the appropriate hearing protector with the best fit is key to find the hearing protection solution that fits your needs. Use the Hearing Protection Advisor to help you find your best hearing protection solution.

    Hearing Protection Advisor

    1. Workers self-fit their own earplugs or earmuffs.
      In less than 5 seconds, the system generates a personal attenuation rating (PAR) that indicates a worker's noise reduction levels for given fitting advantage: Reflects an individual's fitting methos and indicates if additional training is necessary in hearing protection fit testing.

    2. Connect to the unique dual-element microphone.
      The microphone measures the noise reduction of each earplug or earmuff as worn by the workers across the wide range of industrial noise frequencies. Advantage: Objectively tests 7 frequencies in under 5 seconds per ear, so you don't rely on subjective test responses.
    3. Run the Test for Personal Attenuation Rating (PAR)
      Patented system and proprietary algorithms quickly analyse real-ear data to provide the PAR and fit variability. Advantage: PARs can assist in determining if the level of hearing protection your workers are getting is appropriate to their work environment. Documented results: Easy-to-understand test restuls are documented for each test subject for future reference.