The earmuff device is used to decrease the sound level that is transmitted through the ear canal. Materials, such as a cupped foam coated in hard plastic, will block sound due to the thick and dampening properties of the foam.
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Benefits of Ear Muffs
One of the main advantages of ear muffs is that they are easy to fit. They do not need to be specifically prepared, and can simply be put over the head. This makes them ideal for intermittent use, and especially suitable for work in construction and landscaping work.
The 2 main hearing-protection choices, earplugs and earmuffs, can cut noise by 15 to 30 decibels when correctly fitted. Earplugs protect better against low-frequency noise such as a loud tractor. Earmuffs do well with high-frequency noise, such as pneumatic tools.
Earmuffs come in many models designed to fit most people. They block out noise by completely covering the outer ear. Some earmuffs also include electronic parts to help users communicate or to block sound impulses or background noise.
Keeping some ear muffs on hand as a temporary replacement for workers with acute ear infections is good hygiene practice. But avoiding the wearing of all hearing protection out of fear of contracting an ear infection is unfounded and dangerous. 2. You can hurt your eardrum if you put them in too far.