Ear Defenders

Ear defenders, also known as earmuffs, are designed for hearing protection from various levels of hazardous noise pollution. All ear defenders carry an SNR rating (Single Number Rating) which is the European industry-recognised standard level of protection offered. Using the right ear defender protects your hearing and can safeguard against the development of Tinnitus and hearing loss. For more information about the different types of ear defenders and how they work, please see our ear defenders guide. Working in loud environments such as factories, construction sites, it is important to protect your hearing, RS Components has a range of ear defenders from some leading brands such as 3M, Peltor, Delta Plus, JSP, Alpha Solway and our own brand RS PRO.



Ear Defender Types



Ear defenders protect you from damaging your hearing when working in noisy environments. Two types of ear defenders include passive and electronic that both encase the ear for protection.



Passive ear defenders use acoustic foam to absorb sounds and acts as a barrier to stop sound reaching your ears. They use acoustic foam to attenuate incoming sounds, whilst offering comfort for prolonged use.



Electronic ear defenders have a similar makeup to passive ear defenders, however, a small microphone detects noise and adjusts the level of attenuation to provide a level of protection and noise protection.



Communication Ear Defenders uses the base of electronic ear defenders with the addition of a microphone, radio and Bluetooth functionalities. They offer similar passive and electronic attenuation, blocking out low to medium noise, whilst allowing you to hear higher frequencies such as voices and alarms clearly. FM Radio ear defenders allow the user to listen to music or the radio whilst working. Lastly, the built-in communication allows the user to listen or speak and listen to other workers on the same frequency when working and still staying protected.



Types of communication ear defenders



Communication ear defenders can be ’listen-only’ or ’speak and listen”. Push-to-speak and push-to-listen ear defenders require you to push a button in-order-to hear or be heard. Noise-cancelling microphones reduce the background noise when you are speaking, aiding clarity of communication.


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Description Price Series Attachment Type Single Number Rating SNR Standards Met Folding Product Weight Colour Bluetooth Connection Type FM Radio Noise Cancelling Microphone Push to Talk Button Communication Type
RS Stock No. 184-5931
BrandRS PRO
$9.49
Each
units
RED - RS Headband 28dB EN 352-1 No - Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-5930
BrandRS PRO
$8.69
Each
units
YEL - RS Headband 28dB CE, EN 352-1 No - Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-1584
BrandRS PRO
$9.97
Each
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Optime II Headband 28dB CE - 235g Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 774-4022
Mfr. Part No.H10A
Brand3M PELTOR
$52.12
Each
units
H10 Headband 33dB CE, EN 352-1 - - Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 774-4025
Mfr. Part No.H10P3G
Brand3M PELTOR
$52.12
Each
units
H10 Helmet 33dB EN 352-1 - - Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 774-4000
Mfr. Part No.H7B
Brand3M PELTOR
$44.86
Each
units
H7 Neckband 26dB - - - Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 774-4007
Mfr. Part No.H7F
Brand3M PELTOR
$50.16
Each
units
H7 Headband 31dB CE Yes - Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 774-4013
Mfr. Part No.H6F
Brand3M PELTOR
$32.33
Each
units
H6 Headband 23dB CE Yes - Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 750-6785
Mfr. Part No.AEJ030-001-100
BrandJSP
$38.35
Each
units
001-100 Helmet 26dB - - - Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 137-0050
Mfr. Part No.H520P3H-410-GQ
Brand3M PELTOR
$41.53
Each
units
Optime II Helmet 30dB CE, EN 352-3:2002 - 310g Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-8318
Mfr. Part No.MRX21A3WS6-ACK
Brand3M
$1,076.67
Each
units
WS Alert XPI - 30dB - - 411g - Yes Wireless Yes Yes Yes Listen Only
RS Stock No. 774-4003
Mfr. Part No.H7P3G
Brand3M PELTOR
$43.49
Each
units
H7 Helmet 24dB - - 227g Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 774-4016
Mfr. Part No.H6A
Brand3M PELTOR
$63.41
Each
units
H6 Headband 22dB CE - - Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 506-8922
Mfr. Part No.H540P3E-413-SV
Brand3M PELTOR
$47.15
1 Pair
Pair(s)
Optime III Helmet 34dB CE - 310g Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-8311
Mfr. Part No.MRX21A3WS6
Brand3M
$986.18
Each
units
WS Alert XPI Headband 30dB - - 411g - Yes Wireless Yes Yes Yes Speak & Listen
RS Stock No. 774-3997
Mfr. Part No.H7A
Brand3M PELTOR
$43.13
Each
units
H7 Headband 27dB - - 181g Black - - - - - -
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