Ear Plugs


Ear plugs are designed to be inserted in the ear canal and are used to help protect your ears from the effects of noise. Although ear plugs help protect your ears they are not to be used as an alternative to controlling noise. They must fit properly and worn correctly for them to effectively do the job of protecting your ears and reducing the noise level. Under the control of noise at work regulation all employers must provide suitable hearing protection to employees where noise exceeds 80 dB (A).


The SNR value is a European standard, the higher the SNR, the higher the level of noise attenuation provided by the earplugs. Remember that the SNR value is a guide only. Independent laboratories test earplugs to determine their SNR value. The SNR value can be used to compare the level of noise attenuation offered by different hearing protectors.


There are many different types of ear plugs available and the type you choose depends on your personal needs.


Type of Ear plugs


  • Disposable ear plugs are normally made from expandable, slow recovery foam. They combine protection as well as comfort. They are designed to be thrown away after a single use and are available as individual earplugs or as a corded pair. To get the best results, slowly roll and compress into a thin cylinder. While the ear plug is compressed, insert into the ear canal.

  • Reusable ear plugs are made from a flexible material that is perforated to fit the ear. These type of earplugs are comfortable to wear and hygienic. To use reusable earplugs, reach around the back of your head and pull the ear outwards. Insert the earplug until you feel it sealing. Replace the reusable earplugs when they harden, shrink or tear. Keep them clean by washing in warm soapy water, rinse and allow to dry fully before you use them again.

  • Banded ear plugs are an easy to use plug for intermittent use. The ear plugs can be removed quickly and hang around your neck for keeping them safe. How to use banded earplugs: Easy to insert by holding the large ends of the pods, swivel them to direct into the ear. Push and wiggle if needed until you have a comfortable fit and seal. Replace the banded ear plugs when they harden, shrink or the band breaks. Keep them clean by washing in warm soapy water, rinse and allow to dry fully before you use them again.

When to use ear plugs


The general rule is to wear ear protection to reduce noise that can damage your ears or where a noise causes you problems. Do not use ear plugs to completely block all noise for health and safety reasons as you may not hear alarms or instructions.


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RS Stock No. 104-0912
Mfr. Part No.1011239
MYR641.50
1 Box of 50
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Reusable 30dB Corded - - Thermoplastic Elastomers 50 Orange -
RS Stock No. 104-0924
Mfr. Part No.1011282
MYR686.21
1 Box of 50
Box(es)
Reusable 28dB Corded - - Thermoplastic Elastomers 50 Blue, Yellow -
RS Stock No. 104-0913
Mfr. Part No.1012522
MYR569.70
1 Box of 50
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Reusable 30dB Corded - - Thermoplastic Elastomers 50 Blue -
RS Stock No. 104-0922
Mfr. Part No.1006186
MYR211.22
1 Box of 200
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Disposable 33dB Unattached - - Polyurethane 200 Yellow -
RS Stock No. 104-0919
Mfr. Part No.3301105
MYR211.22
1 Box of 200
Box(es)
Disposable 35dB Unattached - - Polyurethane 200 Pink, Yellow -
RS Stock No. 104-0926
Mfr. Part No.1005329
MYR336.12
1 Box of 10
Box(es)
Reusable 22dB Corded - - Thermoplastic Elastomers 10 Blue -
RS Stock No. 104-0925
Mfr. Part No.1028457
MYR297.81
1 Box of 50
Box(es)
Reusable 28dB Corded - - Polyurethane 50 Orange -
RS Stock No. 104-0915
Mfr. Part No.3301280
MYR378.07
1 Box of 10
Box(es)
Reusable 24dB Band - - Polyurethane 10 Blue, Orange -
RS Stock No. 104-0910
Mfr. Part No.3301130
MYR264.00
1 Box of 100
Box(es)
Disposable 37dB Corded - - Polyurethane 100 Blue, Orange -
RS Stock No. 104-0923
Mfr. Part No.1017573
MYR523.65
1 Box of 500
Box(es)
Disposable 33dB Unattached - - Polyurethane 500 White/Yellow -
RS Stock No. 503-9558
Mfr. Part No.3301120
MYR164.57
1 Box of 1
Box(es)
- - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 104-0914
Mfr. Part No.1005952
MYR25.86
Each
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Disposable 24dB Band - - Polyurethane 1 Orange -
RS Stock No. 104-0917
Mfr. Part No.3301181
MYR959.24
1 Box of 50
Box(es)
Reusable 25dB Unattached - - Polyurethane 50 - No
RS Stock No. 104-0911
Mfr. Part No.3301165
MYR660.08
1 Box of 500
Box(es)
Disposable 37dB Unattached - - Polyurethane 500 Orange -
RS Stock No. 503-9609
Mfr. Part No.3301272
MYR367.87
1 Box of 1
Box(es)
- - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 104-0918
Mfr. Part No.3301106
MYR220.12
1 Box of 100
Box(es)
Disposable 35dB Corded - - Polyurethane 100 Pink, Yellow -
RS Stock No. 104-0921
Mfr. Part No.1005073
MYR239.38
1 Box of 200
Box(es)
Disposable 33dB Unattached - - Polyurethane 200 White/Yellow -
RS Stock No. 104-0920
Mfr. Part No.3301271
MYR453.20
1 Box of 500
Box(es)
Disposable 35dB Unattached - - Polyurethane 500 Pink, Yellow -