ear protector

ear protector

[′ir prə‚tek·tər]
(engineering)
A device, such as a plug or ear muff, used to protect the human ear from loud noise that may be injurious to hearing, such as that of jet engines.
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So, on mum Melanie's orders, Sam always wears an ear protector.
On March 13, 1877, the United States Patent Office granted Chester Greenwood patent number 188,292 for his Greenwood Champion Ear Protector.
The combat proven 20m immersible Micro C4OPS[R] is a software defined, smart, tactical communication headset system and ear protector.
He was sent for a precautionary scan after being struck on the left ear protector when attempting to hook a ball from Neil Carter.
People working on the line could be wearing ear protectors and goggles.
With my guide besideme,I donned the compulsary ear protectors and safety glasses and headed for the business end of the range, where five people at a time were shooting at targets 100 yards away, with a sand bank below and behind the bulls-eyes to protect the team of target markers.
The man, wearing ear protectors and armed with an automatic weapon and two pistols, then took his own life after being surrounded by armed police in a housing estate in Bratislava, Slovakia.
He said that because he had ear protectors on when using his chainsaw they had an arrangement to communicate with 'thumbs up' signs to say it was safe to start felling.
Shocked colleagues say the men would not have heard it coming because they were wearing ear protectors.
Visiting football fans are so fed-up with the vuvuzela din at matches they have taken to wearing ear protectors.