Hearing protection is equipment that is designed to protect the user from noise-induced hearing loss and other hearing-related damage that can result from exposure to loud sounds. These types of equipment are often used in workplaces where noise levels exceed recommended safety levels, such as construction sites, factories, and manufacturing plants.
Hearing protection can come in a variety of forms, including earplugs, earmuffs, and noise-canceling headphones. Earplugs are typically made of foam or rubber and are designed to fit snugly in the ear canal, effectively blocking out noise. Earmuffs, on the other hand, are made of a cushioned cup that fits over the ear and creates a seal, blocking out sound. Noise-canceling headphones use advanced technology to cancel out ambient noise, effectively reducing the overall sound level.
It's important to note that hearing protection should be worn correctly and consistently to be effective. It's also important to choose the appropriate level of protection for the specific noise level and duration of exposure.
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