Ear Defenders

Ear defenders are also known as earmuffs are designed to protect your hearing from various levels of hazardous noise pollution. All Ear Defenders carry an SNR rating (Single Number Rating) which is the European industry recognised standard level of protection offered. Using the right kind of ear defender protects your hearing from developing Tinnitus and hearing loss.

Protection
• H – High frequencies between
• M – Medium frequencies between
• L – Low frequencies between

Standards Met
• NSI S3.19 NRR
• CE
• EN 352-1
• EN 352-3

There are 2 types of ear defender, passive and electronic. Passive ear defenders use acoustic foam to absorb sounds and advanced electronic ear defenders only let safe sound through to the ear.

Passive Ear Defenders
• Passive noise reduction relies on a barrier to stop sound reaching your ears
• Use layers of acoustic foam to attenuate incoming sounds.
• Porous structure

Electronic Ear Defenders
• Use a system of microphones and speakers to control what you hear
• Cuts off sound completely when a loud sound happens
• Mainly used by people who need to hear conversations
• Can offer ambient noise amplification to hear distant levels of sound.

Radio Ear Defenders
• Excellent when required to wear ear defenders all day
• Good ear protection
• Listen to radio channels, mobile and MP3 player
• Communicate will fellow workers

Active Ear Defenders
• Active noise reduction techniques
• Noise cancellation
• Using a microphone to take ambient sound turned 180° ·
• Effective with machinery noise

There are various styles of ear defenders available. They can be supplied with a headband enabling the ear defender to be worn on your head. Ear defenders can be supplied with just a neckband for independent wearing or with a safety helmet. Some ear defenders are designed to be attached to a safety helmet and are supplied with connectors. Collapsible or folding ear defenders makes storage easy.

Styles Available
• Headband
• Neckband
• Helmet
• Folding

When should I wear Ear Defenders?
• Factory
• Industrial
• Heavy engineering
• Building and construction

Benefits
• Protects your hearing
• SNR rating
• Industry standards
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Part Details Brand Series Attachment Type Headband Single Number Rating SNR Neckband Standards Met Helmet Attachment Product Weight Colour
JSP J Muff, 25 Ear Defender and Headband
  • RS Stock No. 181-2929
  • Brand JSP
  • Mfr. Part No. AEA000-010-200
JSP J Muff Headband Yes 25 - - - - Yellow
3M PELTOR Optime, 26dB Ear Defender and Helmet Attachment 3M PELTOR Optime Helmet Yes 26dB Yes - Yes - Yellow
Alpha Sota F3 Alpha Solway - - - - - - - - -
Alpha Sota H5 Alpha Solway - - - - - - - - -
Alpha Sota N4 Alpha Solway - - - - - - - - -
Alpha Sota L1 Alpha Solway - - - - - - - - -
Alpha Sota M2 Alpha Solway - - - - - - - - -
3M Kits, 27dB Ear Defender and Headband
  • RS Stock No. 181-1855
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. H510AKGB
3M Kits Headband Yes 27dB - - - - Green
3M PELTOR Optime, 35dB Ear Defender and Helmet Attachment 3M PELTOR Optime Helmet Yes 35dB Yes - Yes - -
Sonis® 3 Ear Defenders - SNR 37
  • RS Stock No. 181-2933
  • Brand JSP
  • Mfr. Part No. AEB040-0A1-A51
JSP - - - - - - - - -
3M PELTOR Optime, 34dB Ear Defender and Helmet Attachment 3M PELTOR Optime Helmet Yes 34dB Yes - Yes - Black/Red
3M Kits, 27dB Ear Defender and Headband
  • RS Stock No. 181-1854
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. H510AKRE
3M Kits Headband Yes 27dB - - - - Pink
3M PELTOR Optime III, 35dB Ear Defender and Headband 3M PELTOR Optime III Headband Yes 35dB No - No 285g Black
3M PELTOR Optime II, 31dB Ear Defender and Headband 3M PELTOR Optime II Headband Yes 31dB No - No 210g Green
3M PELTOR X5, 37dB Ear Defender and Headband 3M PELTOR X5 Headband Yes 37dB No - No 351g Black
3M PELTOR Optime I, 27dB Ear Defender and Headband 3M PELTOR Optime I Headband Yes 27dB No - No 180g Yellow
RS PRO, 27dB Ear Defender and Headband RS Pro - Headband Yes 27dB Yes ANSI S3.19 NRR, CE, EN 352-1 No - Red
RS PRO, 28dB Ear Defender and Headband RS Pro - Headband Yes 28dB Yes CE, EN 352-1 No - Yellow
3M PELTOR X4, 33dB Ear Defender and Headband 3M PELTOR X4 Headband Yes 33dB No - No 234g Black
3M PELTOR Optime III, 35dB Ear Defender and Neckband 3M PELTOR Optime III Neckband No 35dB Yes - No 270g Black
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