Ear Defenders

Ear defenders, also known as earmuffs, are designed for hearing protection 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 ear defender protects your hearing and can safeguard against the development of Tinnitus and hearing loss. For more information about the different types of ear defenders and how they work, please see our ear defenders guide. Working in loud environments such as factories, construction sites, it is important to protect your hearing, RS Components has a range of ear defenders from some leading brands such as 3M, Peltor, Delta Plus, JSP, Alpha Solway and our own brand RS PRO.



Ear Defender Types



Ear defenders protect you from damaging your hearing when working in noisy environments. Two types of ear defenders include passive and electronic that both encase the ear for protection.



Passive ear defenders use acoustic foam to absorb sounds and acts as a barrier to stop sound reaching your ears. They use acoustic foam to attenuate incoming sounds, whilst offering comfort for prolonged use.



Electronic ear defenders have a similar makeup to passive ear defenders, however, a small microphone detects noise and adjusts the level of attenuation to provide a level of protection and noise protection.



Communication Ear Defenders uses the base of electronic ear defenders with the addition of a microphone, radio and Bluetooth functionalities. They offer similar passive and electronic attenuation, blocking out low to medium noise, whilst allowing you to hear higher frequencies such as voices and alarms clearly. FM Radio ear defenders allow the user to listen to music or the radio whilst working. Lastly, the built-in communication allows the user to listen or speak and listen to other workers on the same frequency when working and still staying protected.



Types of communication ear defenders



Communication ear defenders can be ’listen-only’ or ’speak and listen”. Push-to-speak and push-to-listen ear defenders require you to push a button in-order-to hear or be heard. Noise-cancelling microphones reduce the background noise when you are speaking, aiding clarity of communication.


...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 20 of 80 products
Results per page
Description Price Series Attachment Type Single Number Rating SNR Standards Met Folding Product Weight Colour Bluetooth Connection Type FM Radio Noise Cancelling Microphone Push to Talk Button Communication Type
RS Stock No. 918-5719
BrandRS PRO
MYR48.47
Each
units
- Helmet 23dB ANSI S3.19 NRR, CE, EN 352-3 - - Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 918-5728
BrandRS PRO
MYR30.13
Each
units
- Headband 27dB ANSI S3.19 NRR, CE, EN 352-1 - - Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-1584
BrandRS PRO
MYR30.67
Each
units
Optime II Headband 28dB CE - 235g Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-1188
BrandRS PRO
MYR49.83
Each
units
Optime I Headband 32dB CE - 205g Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-5931
BrandRS PRO
MYR26.88
Each
units
RED - RS Headband 28dB EN 352-1 No - Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-5934
BrandRS PRO
MYR40.35
Each
units
RED - RS Headband 28dB EN 352-1 No - Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-5930
BrandRS PRO
MYR26.88
Each
units
YEL - RS Headband 28dB CE, EN 352-1 No - Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-1585
BrandRS PRO
MYR58.44
Each
units
Optime III Helmet 26dB CE Yes 310g Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-5932
BrandRS PRO
MYR40.35
Each
units
YEL - RS Headband 28dB EN 352-1 No - Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 171-6812
BrandRS PRO
MYR50.19
Each
units
- Headband 22dB CE, EN 352-1 Yes - Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 449-6499
Mfr. Part No.H540A-411
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR121.72
Each
units
Optime III Headband 35dB CE - 285g Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 449-6512
Mfr. Part No.H520B-408
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR162.56
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Optime II Neckband 31dB CE - 195g Green - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 449-6506
Mfr. Part No.H510B-403
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR104.25
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Optime I Neckband 26dB CE - 165g Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 449-6528
Mfr. Part No.H540B-412
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR111.03
Each
units
Optime III Neckband 35dB CE - 270g Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 449-6540
Mfr. Part No.H520P3G
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR149.17
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Optime II Helmet 30dB CE - 235g Green - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5222
Mfr. Part No.X4A-GB
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR199.74
Each
units
X4 Headband 33dB CE - 234g Fluorescent Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 104-0906
Mfr. Part No.1030111
MYR221.68
Each
units
Sync Headband 31dB CE - 220g Black No - - No - Listen Only
RS Stock No. 778-5219
Mfr. Part No.X1P3E-GA
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR86.83
Each
units
X1 Helmet 26dB CE - 185g Black, Green - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 449-6534
Mfr. Part No.H510P3G
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR111.15
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Optime I Helmet 26dB CE - 205g Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-8888
Mfr. Part No.MT13H221A
Brand3M PELTOR
MYR473.26
Each
units
ProTac III Headband 32dB ANSI S3 19-1974, AS/NZS 1270:2002, CE Marking, EN 352-1, EN 352-3, EN 352-4, EN 352-6 Yes 355g Black No 3.5 mm Jack Plug - No - Listen Only
Related Products
Clarity C1H headband earmuff includes sound management technology ...
Description:
Clarity C1H headband earmuff includes sound management technology which enhances on the job communication providing uniform attenuation. The Clarity series blocks noise while but all other frequencies, voice, signal, alarm can be heard naturally. The earmuffs decrease worker isolation, over-protection ...
The 3M™ Peltor™ ProTac III Slim/Helmet headset is ...
Description:
The 3M™ Peltor™ ProTac III Slim/Helmet headset is designed for use in tough and noisy environments. With a level dependent function and hands-free use with voice guided menus these Peltor ear defenders combine comfort and wearability with functionality for improved ...
The 3M PELTOR™ Kid range Passive Ear Muffs ...
Description:
The 3M PELTOR™ Kid range Passive Ear Muffs are attractive vibrant colour hearing protectors available in headband version only. These products are specially designed for younger wearers, including children, to protect against moderate levels of noise in everyday situation such ...
3M™ PELTOR™ Optime™ III Earmuffs are a high ...
Description:
3M™ PELTOR™ Optime™ III Earmuffs are a high performance hearing protector, developed for use in extremely noise environments like airports, marine engine rooms, power stations and print works. From 3M™ the Peltor™ ear muff ear defender is perfect for use ...