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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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The earplugs feature a dual durometer pressure-relieving earplug.
Nearly 92% described the individual instruction in how to select and insert the earplug as useful or extremely useful while 77% reported that the training had resulted in increased awareness of effective hearing protection.
The NOISH report stressed that participants use flat attenuation hearing protection--also known as musician earplugs.
15) Furthermore, our objective measurements inside the ear of KEMAR (artificial head test fixture) demonstrate that the spectral characteristics of music are indeed altered by these products, regardless of whether the earplug was the custom or non-custom type.
I can't tolerate normal earplugs for long, but after about 2 hours shooting the sniper rifle and an AR, I was still not having difficulty wearing them.
The PL11 is on par with the Nuforce NE6/NE7 in terms of fit and isolation, and at worst, no more than 10 per cent behind - still not too bad, and much better than all bundled earplugs we've seen.
This technology means it is possible to definitively establish if an employee needs better protection, improved training or a new type of earplug.
As shown in the figure, there is a progression of capability, starting from what has been used on the flight deck for decades up through active noise reduction (ANR), deep-insert, custom communication earplugs worn under improved earmuffs and used with a digital noise-canceling microphone.
Retail earplug manufacturer McKeon Products of Warren, MI, invented the silicone earplug in 1962.
FLEDGLING designers across the UK were yesterday asked to come up with new style earplugs for young people who love music.
Howard Leight offers a wide variety of earplugs and bands, ranging from the highest attenuating Max single-use earplug, to SmartFit's Conforming Material Technology--which delivers a more personalized fit--to our convenient Leight Source dispensers.
Quite often a safety manager will interpret this to mean offering one earplug, in corded and uncorded styles.