Understanding hearing protection: NRR and derating explained

Understanding hearing protection: NRR and derating explained

If you’ve ever gotten confused about how your hearing protection is rated, you’re not alone.

You’ve probably heard of the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) or have seen it on hearing protection packaging, but what exactly does it mean? And how is it calculated? Do higher ratings mean better protection? And what about derating?

We’re here to help. Learn more about what NRR and derating means for your hearing protection needs in our whitepaper.


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