Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection

Impact Direct offers a comprehensive range of hearing protection for a wide range of applications from disposable ear plugs to hi-tech electronic ear muffs. All the hearing products we offer are designed to provide comfort, protection and ease of use.

Excessive Noise and Hearing Loss

The loss of hearing is a gradual process. Excessive levels of noise can damage the sensory ‘hair’ cells in our ears over a long period of time. Damage to these cells results in a loss of our ability to hear certain sounds. Hearing loss caused by exposure to noise at work continues to be a significant occupational illness. Recent research estimates 170,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, tinnitus and other ear conditions due to exposure to excessive noise at work (source: www.hse.gov.uk).

Changing Regulations

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 states employers must provide suitable hearing protection where noise exceeds 80 db(A). Continued exposure to noise above this level could cause permanent damage to hearing. If the level is above 85 db(A) the wearing of hearing protection is mandatory. There is also a maximum level of 87db(A) which must not be exceeded even when wearing hearing protection. Many employees not affected under previous legislation will now have to be considered. For example, people working in light industry, utility workers, bar staff and public service employees may now be exposed and must be provided with adequate protection.

Typical Noise Sources

Harmful Range
• Aircraft jet engine                                                              140dBA
• Gun shot, riveting hammer                                                130dBA
• Chainsaw, aircraft propeller                                               120dBA
• Nail gun, blasting, rock drill                                                110dBA

Risk area – Hearing Protection Mandatory
• Machine shop, welding/fabrication shop                            100dBA
• Drilling concrete, heavy goods vehicle sandblasting          90dBA
• Busy Traffic                                                                         85dBA

Safe area
• Busy traffic, loud radio, vacuum cleaner                              80dBA
• Car driver                                                                             70dBA
• Normal office conversation                                                  60dBA

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  1. E-A-R Caps
    Excl. VAT: £2.60 Incl. VAT: £3.12

    The leading banded product within the 3M range, the 3M, E-A-R, E-A-R Cap earplugs provide day long protection for workers exposed to noise and are ideal as disposable protectors for factory visitors. One of the lighter semi-aural hearing devices on the market! Replacement pods are available with this banded earplug making them a very economical solution for your workforce.

    Attenuation: SNR=23dB, H=27dB, M=19dB, L=17dB

  2. Standard Ear Muffs
    Excl. VAT: £2.63 Incl. VAT: £3.16

    • Lightweight and robust ear defender proving cost effective protection
    • SNR23
    • Conforms to EN352-1
  3. Jazz Band
    Excl. VAT: £4.67 Incl. VAT: £5.60

    The cost effective and convenient option against intermitted noise throughout the day.
    • SNR 23
    • Dual material technology reduces noise transmission
    • Neck cord with safety release mechanism
    • Replaceable pods
    • 100% PVC Free
    • CE Marked

  4. Thruxton Ear Defender
    Excl. VAT: £9.46 Incl. VAT: £11.35

    • Helment mounted ear defenders to fit MK2/MK3
    • SNR=26
    • Conforms to EN 352-3

  5. Deluxe Ear Defender
    Excl. VAT: £10.43 Incl. VAT: £12.52

    • Quality ear defender
    • Suitable for use in medium duty industrial and outdoor applications
    • Soft wide foam cushions for all day comfort
    • Can also be worn behind the head
    • SNR30 ( Behind the head SNR26)
    • Conforms to EN352-1
  6. E-A-R Caps X 10
    Excl. VAT: £11.54 Incl. VAT: £13.85

    The leading banded product within the 3M range, the 3M, E-A-R, E-A-R Cap earplugs provide day long protection for workers exposed to noise and are ideal as disposable protectors for factory visitors. One of the lighter semi-aural hearing devices on the market! Replacement pods are available with this banded earplug making them a very economical solution for your workforce.

    Attenuation: SNR=23dB, H=27dB, M=19dB, L=17dB

  7. Bilsom Clarity C1 Ear Defenders SNR:25

    RRP: £17.94

    Now Only: Excl. VAT: £12.95 Incl. VAT: £15.54

    Sometimes blocking out sound isn`t enough. You need to block out unwanted noise, but let information in. Bilsom`s Clarity Sound Management ear defenders use patented electronic and non-electronic technologies to filter out harmful noise while letting alarms, warning signals and co-workers` voices come through.
    • Improves safety in environments where over protection is a danger
    • Dielectric design is safe for electrical environments
    • Uniform headband pressure for all head sizes, provides better comfort for long-term wear, and inner-ventilated headband breathes more easily in warm/humid climates
    • Approved to EN352-1 or EN352-3 depending on style
    C1 - H:24 M:22 L:20. SNR:25
     
  8. Sound Stopper Foldamuff Ear Defender (SNR 28)
    Excl. VAT: £12.95 Incl. VAT: £15.54

    Comfortable twin point mounting system provides better distribution of pressure and allows multi positioning. SNR=28. Conforms to EN352-1
  9. Peltor Optime 1 Ear Defender 27dB SNR
    Excl. VAT: £13.22 Incl. VAT: £15.86

    • Lightweight headband earmuff for versatile, all-round protection. H510A. 27dB SNR. • Liquid & Foam-Filled Sealing Rings
  10. Monaco Heavy Duty Ear Defender (SNR 36)
    Excl. VAT: £14.25 Incl. VAT: £17.10

    Suitable for intense noise in enclosed spaces such as mining, excavation, drilling, and engine rooms. SNR=36. Conforms to EN352-1

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