Earplug Instruction Poster

Earplug Instruction Poster PDF

 

Keys to Successful Hearing Protection with Earplugs

Wear

  • Read and follow all earplug fitting instructions

Selection

  • Avoid overprotection in minimal noise environments – in selecting the best earplug for your situation, consider noise levels and your need to communicate with co-workers or hear warning signals on the job

Maintenance

  • Inspect earplugs prior to wear for dirt, damage or hardness – discard immediately if compromised
  • For proper hygiene, discard Single-Use earplugs after use
  • With proper maintenance, Multiple-Use earplugs can last for 2-4 weeks; clean with mild soap/water and store in a case when not in use
  • Clean and replace pods on Banded earplugs regularly
 

No-Roll Foam

 
Reach over your head with a free hand, pull your
ear up and back, and insert the earplug well inside
your ear canal.
Earplugs should be inserted as shown in this
drawing. Stop pushing earplug when your finger
touches your ear.
If properly fitted, the end of the earplugs should not
be visible to someone looking at you from the front.

Roll-Down Foam

 
With clean hands, roll the entire earplug into narrowest
possible crease-free cylinder.
Reach over your head with a free hand, pull your ear
up and back, and insert the earplug well inside your
ear canal.
Hold for 30 – 40 seconds, until the earplug fully
expands in your ear canal. If properly fitted, the end
of the earplugs should not be visible to someone
looking at you from the front.

Multiple-Use

 
While holding the stem, reach a hand over your head
and gently pull top of your ear up and back.
Insert the earplug so all flanges are well inside your ear canal.
If properly fitted, the tip of the earplug stem may be
visible to someone looking at you from the front.

Banded

 
Position band under your chin as shown above. Use
your hands to press the ear pods well into the ear
canal using an inward motion.
Protection levels are improved by pulling your ear up
and back when fitting as shown.
In a noisy environment, lightly press the band inward
with your fingertips as shown. You should not notice
a significant difference in noise level.

Do's and
Don'ts of
Howard Leight®
Earplugs

Proper Fit
If either or both earplugs do not seem to be fitted properly, remove the earplug and reinsert.

Removal
Gently twist earplug while slowly pulling in an outward motion for removal.

Acoustical Check
In a noisy environment, with earplugs inserted, cup your hands over your ears and release. Earplugs should block enough noise so that covering your ears with your hands should not result in a significant noise difference.


Earplug Instruction Poster PDF

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