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earplug

[′ir‚pləg]
(engineering)
A device made of a pliable substance which fits into the ear opening; used to protect the ear from excessive noise or from water.
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This allows for the identification of the most appropriate ear protection and the relevant training in which to use it.
The Detectamet ear protection range is detectable when inspected by metal or X-ray detection systems that will reject the contaminated product before the extraneous matter is discovered by the consumer.
Dad-of-four John, who lives with his wife, Carol, commented: "It's terrible to think that had I have been given the appropriate ear protection that I would not be in the state I am now.
Finally, adds McCullagh, keep a selection of ear protection wherever there is likely to be noise.
I've shot firearms for over 50 years, and I did not always use ear protection until 20 years ago.
Pilots also need to wear ear protection because the engine is very loud.
More recently, Cirrus has introduced two water-protection products: BioEars, an antimicrobial soft silicone earplug for ear protection in the water, and ClearEars, which are infused with a polymer approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Minerva Laboratories, which supplies many NHS hearing clinics with ear moulds for hearing aids, has developed a new product line from its Cardiff manufacturing base specifically aimed at young people who believe it's "uncool" to wear ear protection.
Rebecca Whitfield, 27, has set up Kidzears, to make ear protection for babies and young children.
And, of course, I wore no ear protection while doing so.
Unlike a helicopter, the carrier is extremely quiet, so no ear protection is necessary.
I also wear a helmet with ear protection and a face shield on it.