Blog Articles

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
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
Oct 8th 2012

How to Protect Your Ears at An Airshow or Concert

Noise levels will be high around the San Francisco Bay this weekend. Fleet Week is here and with it the loud, loud sound of six F/A-18 Hornets flying overhead at Mach 1. It's something you can feel through your whole body, but it's your ears that are in the greatest danger. Maximum decibel levels for spectators has been measured between 100 and 115dB, which is pretty darn high. … read more
Jun 6th 2012

Earplugs & Earmuffs: Two is Better than One

Sometimes less isn't more, especially when it comes to your hearing. If you work in an extremely loud environment, a single pair of earplugs or earmuffs just doesn't provide as much protection as both together. Here are a few things you should know about the double protection provided by wearing earplugs and earmuffs at the same time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that sin … read more
Mar 19th 2012

Why Heavy Equipment Operators Love Pura-Fit 6800 Earplugs

Customers occasionally send in reviews of the products they have purchased from PKSafety.com.  We appreciate hearing how our products hold up in the field, and what are the favorites, especially in a product like ear plugs where there are so many choices. Jody in Los Angeles writes: "These ear plugs work really well and are my favorite for comfort. I've been a heavy equipmen … read more
Jan 11th 2012

How to Put In Earplugs - Hearing Safety

Worn properly an earplug like the Howard Leight Max NRR 33 can be used in noise up to 110 dB(A).  110 dB is roughly equivalent to someone blowing a whistle a couple feet from your ear.  Aside from being extremely irritating, it’s very dangerous for your ear.  120dB is typically recognized as the pain threshold and the point where damage to your ear can happen very quickly. … read more