Believe it or not, but there is a right and a wrong way to insert your earplug hearing protection. If earplugs are worn incorrectly, you won’t be getting the full amount of protection you need to mitigate damage to your hearing over time. Full protective benefits occur only with proper wear – and wearing time – of your hearing protection.
Before we discuss how to insert your hearing protection correctly, determine which type of hearing protection you will be using: disposable or reusable. Whichever option you choose, your hearing protection must be used correctly to ensure optimum protection.
Please note that although disposable earplugs can certainly be thrown away after each use, the main reason to throw them away is for hygiene issues. If you have clean ears/ear canals, you can wear disposable earplugs more than once.
It’s important to clean reusable earplugs before using them day after day. Particularly in dusty and dirty working environments, particles can easily stick to the surface of your earplugs and cause minor injuries in the ear canal if they’re not clean and used again.
We recommend simply cleaning your earplugs with a moist cleaning cloth or cleaning them with water and mild soap. When you are not using your reusable earplugs, you should store them in an enclosed, safe area so that the earplugs remain clean and undamaged until the next use.
Inserting your hearing protection correctly is just as important as finding an earplug that’s comfortable, convenient, and compliant for your specific workplace noise hazards.
And we get it – that search for your perfect-fitting hearing protection can be difficult.
The next time you’re looking for the protection that’s right for you, HexArmor® can help. Engineered with the highest quality design and materials, we offer a complete family of hearing protection – from disposable and reusable earplugs to earmuffs – to deliver more options to fit your ear canal and application.
If you have questions or comments regarding HexArmor® hearing protection, please contact us today at 1.877.MY.ARMOR or visit www.hexarmor.com.