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How to Prevent Hearing Loss
Oct 3rd 2017

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

Noise is one of the most common occupational hazards in many workplaces. This is especially true in industrial settings, where there is often constant background noise that increases the danger of permanent hearing loss for workers. Most people think that you can permanently damage your hearing only when exposed to an extremely high level of noise, such as an explosion. Hearing damage can also … read more
A Sound Investment In Hearing Protection
Aug 24th 2015

A Sound Investment In Hearing Protection

Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous levels of noise according to OSHA. Since 2004, the Bureau of Labour Statistics has reported nearly 125,000 workers have suffered significant, permanent hearing loss. Surgery and hearing aids can only help with hearing loss, not correct it. OSHA's permissible exposure limit (PEL) is 90 … read more
Jun 4th 2014

The Best Hearing Protection Depends On What You're Blocking

Hearing protection is a necessity for many of our customers, and for a variety of reasons. Some of the folks shopping at PK Safety are looking to drown out the sound of a snoring spouse, others need protection from industrial manufacturing equipment or other heavy machinery; still others are hunters looking for protection from gunshot noise. The common thread among all of them is they want p … read more
Moldex Battleplugs are the Ideal Earplugs for Shooters
Mar 10th 2014

Moldex Battleplugs are the Ideal Earplugs for Shooters

The Moldex Battleplugs are a new type of reusable earplug. These patented, baffled hearing protection devices have two modes which provide completely different noise reduction ratings. A small hinge on the outside part of the earplug allows a cap to be either open or closed depending on the expected noise level. If the caps are closed, the Battleplugs have a noise reduction rating (NRR … read more
Jul 3rd 2013

Protect Your Hearing this Summer with Pura-Fit 6800 Earplugs

Work sites are often noisy places. If you're looking for high-quality disposable hearing protection, you can be sure your team will be satisfied with the Pura-Fit 6800 Earplugs from Moldex. But there are other events this summer that may also require hearing protection, and they're probably more fun than work. If you have never been to car races, for instance, I can tell you, it's one place … read more
Dec 3rd 2012

What are the Best Ways to Protect Your Ears While Working?

Your ears are pretty incredible if you consider what they can do. They can hear a wide range of noises from a cricket in the field to the roar of a jet engine. But they do have their limits, and even short exposure to very loud sounds will permanently damage the nerves of the inner ear. In the working world jackhammers are a great example of a really useful tool that can quickly da … read more