If you’re out on the work site and someone is shouting even though the surrounding sounds have quieted, they are probably practicing “passive” ear protection. This simply means that they have regular foam padded ear muffs. This foam muffles the sound coming in from the surroundings which in return protects the ears.
Electronic Ear Muffs have the same foam ear cups therefore without the battery you get the same effect as the passive hearing ear muffs. However, if the battery is in, the microphones on the outside of the ear muffs pick up surrounding noises and deliver them to the user electronically. Sound compression allows you to hear conversation better than even your ears alone can hear but it lowers the sounds of loud noises that are damaging to the ear. In other words, you don’t have to remove your ear muffs when a conversation is going on.
We have a new ear muff here at Construction Gear made by one of our favorites, Pyramex Safety. It is the Clandestine Electronic Ear Muff.
- HD Speakers
- NRR 24 dB
- Adjustable, Comfortable Headband
- Powered by 2AAA Batties
- ANSI S3.19 Rated
Electronic ear muffs aren’t just for construction and work site wear. They can be used at shooting range, weed whacking or any area where sound is over 85 dB!