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Hearing problems occur when you are exposed to hazardous working conditions without wearing the correct protective equipment.

Made of durable foam can be easily moulded to adapt to the ear canal.


Scott Safety
Scott Safety Helmet Mounted Hearing Protection Zone 3 Ear muff Z3IHME Quick View
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Scott Safety Zone 3 offers an effective and comfortable solution for use in extreme noise level environments.

The highest level of protection - can be trusted to effectively attenuate at all frequencies and even low frequencies.

Can be used working with pneumatic tools, compressors, working close to diesel or jet engines or concrete drilling, oil & gas, aviation, rail transportation and general heavy industry.



3M HY79 Hygiene Kit For H79 Headsets Sealing Rings and Mufflers Replacement Set

The HY79 communications headset earmuff hygiene kit fits a range of 3M Peltor Products, including ProTac, Tactical XP, FM-Radio, Alert and LiteCom.

Maintain hygiene of communications headsets that see heavy use or multiple users.

Includes sealing rings and foam inserts helps maintain hygiene of your headsets.

To ensure maximum efficiency, comfort and hygiene, it is good practice perform inspection and maintenance of your ear defenders at least twice a year.



Hygiene Kit for the 3M Peltor Optime II Ear Defenders.

This hygiene kit will extend the life of your favourite ear defenders.

Contains replacement sealing rings and muffler pads which can be replaced in a few easy steps for quick and easy installation.

To make sure of maximum efficiency, comfort and hygiene, it is good practice to inspect and maintain your ear defenders at least twice a year.



Hygiene Kit for the 3M Peltor Optime III Ear Defenders

Contains replacement sealing rings and muffler pads which can be replaced in a few easy steps.

To ensure maximum efficiency, comfort and hygiene, it is good practice perform inspection and maintenance of your ear defenders at least twice a year.



200 X Pairs Beeswift B Brand Disposable Ear Plugs Polyurethatne Foam SNR=27dB

Provides superior hearing protection for the user during work.

Found to be in conformity with council directive 89/686/EEC relating to PPE.

Attenuation: SNR 34db, H=33, M=31, L=28.

Beeswift B Brand Snr37 Uncorded Ear Plugs conforms to EN352-2:1993 Safety Standards.



3M 1310 Reusable Earplugs Headband SNR=26dB Safety Work Ear Protection

3M 1310 earplugs feature a unqiue flexible band which allows for easy manipulation and together with the soft round foam ear plugs provides a reduced pressure and a comfortable seal.

The 1310 earplugs are designed to fit behind the head or under the chin with minimal contact with clothing. Reusable.

26dB SNR. Slow recovery foam, No roll down required.

Round plugs do not enter the ear canal for better hygiene and less risk of irritation.

3M 1310 Banded Earplugs conforms to EN 352-2 H=30 M=22 L=19 SNR=26.

Bright colour for easy safety checks.


Howard Leight

Howard Leight 1005980 PerCap Banded Earplug Replacement Pods Box of 10

For workers who are exposed to intermittent or low levels of noise, Howard Leight's PerCap banded ear plugs offer an alternative to earplugs and earmuffs.

Soft replacement plugs for stylish banded hearing protector.

Innovative flexible band for optimum fit and superior comfort

Unique rotational flexure offers optimal positioning and easy manipulation.

Howard Leight 1005980 PerCap Banded Earplugs conforms to: EN 352-2:1993


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3M E.A.R. Classic Ear Plugs Corded SNR 28dB CC-01-000 Safety Hearing Defenders (200 Pairs Box)

Soft energy absorbing polymer foam ear plug which provide excellent hearing protection and all-day comfort.

Roll down earplugs with cylindrical shape that fits most ear canals to create a reliable seal.

Corded earplugs help prevent loss, available when required making it more convenient for intermittent use.

Slow-recovery foam is both flame-resistant, and moisture-resistant.

3M E.A.R. Classic Foam Corded Earplugs CC-01-000 conform to: EN352-2:2002 standards.

200 pairs corded for a more practical use.


Howard Leight

Howard Light Hygiene Kits extend the performance and lifetime of your earmuffs.

Each package includes one pair of replacement ear cushions and one pair of foam inserts.

Snap-in ear cushions are standard on all Howard Light earmuffs.

Recommended replacement every 6 months with general use, more frequently with heavy use.

These are for Howard Light Lightning L2FHV noise-blocking earmuffs.



3M E-A-Rsoft FX Ear Plugs Hearing Protection SNR 39dB Ear Defender

These earplugs are made from a slow-expanding polyurethane foam material.

FX Uncorded Earplugs, bell shape and super-soft foam inserts more easily.

The flange shape, when rolled down, serves as a very effective insertion device which makes the earplug very easy to fit.

Seals is working more effectively to provide the highest SNR (39dB) available in the industry.

The E-A-R E-A-Rsoft FX is highest protecting ear plug in our range today.

Each pair is individually sealed for extra hygiene.

3M E-A-R soft FX Uncorded Earplugs conforms to EN 352-2 H=39 M=36 L=34 SNR=39.

Box of 200 Earplugs



The 3M Peltor X4P3 is a high performance hearing protector for use against high noise levels in a wide range of industries.

It offers 32(dB) protection with a sleek, low profile design.

Innovative sealing ring provides excellent acoustic protection particularly against low frequency sounds .

Soft wide cushions help reduce pressure around the ears and improve comfort.

Slim line, dual moulded cups.

Spacious inside cups reduces moisture heat build-up.

Lightweight design (236g).

Complies to EN352 safety standards.



3M 1100 Disposable Safety Ear Plugs PU Foam SNR=37dB Hypoallergenic

Made from soft hypo-allergenic PU foam material.

1100 Series Earplugs made for maximum comfort with low pressure inside the ear.

Polyurethane surface is smooth, dirt resistant, helps improves hygiene.

The unique 3M tapered design fits most ear canals and the plugs is easier to use.

Large space inside cup - reduce moisture and heat build-up.

High durability, quality and comfort.

3M 1100 Foam Disposable Earplugs SNR=37dB conforms to EN 352-2 standard.

Box of 200 Pairs



Moldex Bracket 7060

Moldex wall Bracket for Moldex Ear Plug Dispensers

Extra hygienic, dispenser mechanism is automatically replaced with every refill.

Available with all Moldex PU-foam disposable earplugs dispensers, with 250 and 500 pairs of plugs


Howard Leight

Howard Leight LS500 Ear Plug Dispenser

Anodized aluminium, zero packaging waste, user-friendly, permanent hearing protection center.

Built with heavy-duty anodized aluminum and designed for wall installation, the Leight Source 500 dispenses earplugs with a simple turn of the handle, providing a hygienic and economical source for earplugs.

The Leight Source 500 is ideal for large factories and process industries that have zero tolerance for packaging waste.

Holds 500 pairs of Howard Leight earplugs: Max, Max Lite, Laser Lite, MultiMax, MatrixT and Quiet.

Dispenser Only



3M E-A-R Ultrafit 14 UF-01-015 Reusable Pre Moulded Earplugs Corded

The 3M E-A-R Ultrafit 14 earplug uses unique filter technology to take the edge off low levels of harmful noise whilst allowing normal conversations or listening to broadcast music.

Unique patented tri-flange design.

Longer stem helps make insertion easier.

Made from soft and durable material.

Large space inside cups helps reduce moisture and heat build-up.

It is moisture resistant, reusable and comes with a cord.

3M E-A-R Ultrafit 14 Reusable Earplugs UF-01-015 conforms to EN 352-2 standards.



3M Hygiene Kit Replacement For Optime I HY51 Sealing Rings Mufflers

Hygiene Kit for the 3M Peltor Optime I Ear Defenders.

Contains replacement sealing rings and muffler pads which can be replaced in a few easy steps for quick and easy installation.

To make sure of maximum efficiency, comfort and hygiene.

It is good practice to inspect and maintain your ear defenders at least twice a year.

Ensures good function and hygiene.



The 3M PP-01-002 earplugs are made from soft polymer foam providing excellent hearing protection and all-day comfort.

Low equilibrium pressure helps reduce the pressure in the ear canal therefore increasing comfort and wear-ability.

Comes in a box of 250.


Howard Leight

Howard Leight Max1 Uncorded Ear Protection PU Foam Disposable Earplugs 3301161

The world's most popular polyurethane foam earplug, MAX offers superior noise-blocking performance in a single-use disposable earplug.

MAX's enhanced contoured shape is easier to insert and resists backing out of the ear canal, while its softer foam delivers superior long-wearing comfort - delivering solid performance that your workers can depend on.

Howard Leight Max-1 Single-Use Earplugs conforms to: EN352-2 standards.

Pack of 200 Pairs.


Howard Leight

Howard Leight Max Lite Earplug LPF-1 Uncorded

Ideal for workers with smaller ear canals, Max Lite's low-pressure polyurethane foam expands gently inside the ear canal for comfortable long-term wear, while its contoured T-shape delivers ease of handling.

Smooth, soil-resistant closed cell-foam skin prevents dirt build-up.

Bulk refills for Leight Source 500 Earplug Dispensers save time, waste and space.

Disclaimer: please note the image shown is for illustration purposes only; the colours / design may be subject to changes by the manufacturer.


Howard Leight

Howard Leight Bilsom 304L Corded Ear Plugs SNR=33dB Hearing Protection

Polyurethane Foam - Soft foam delivers superior long-wearing comfort and solid performance.

Yellow and white colour delivers high degree of comfort and visibility when worn.

Patented polyurethane foam expands gently in the ear canal, reduces tendency to back out of the ear canal.

Prevents dirt or other substances from accumulating on skin or entering ear canal.

Less expansion pressure creates a more comfortable seal, wears more comfortably than other foam earplugs over long periods of time.

Tapered bullet-shape design easier to roll-down and insert, adapts more evenly to shape of the ear canal.

Howard Leight 1000106 Bilsom 304L Corded Earplugs conform to: EN 352-2:2002; SNR (dB):33 - H (dB): 32 - M (dB):29 - L (dB):29 standards.



The 3M Peltor Optime offers versatile protection and is very lightweight providing high wearer comfort.

It combines a low profile with generous inner depth which allows the ear to rest comfortably.

The wide comfortable sealing rings are filled with unique combinations of fluid and foam.

It is ideal for use in environments with moderate industrial noise, such as workshops, sheet-metal shops and printing works.

Suitable for outdoor tasks such as lawn mowing or other hobby and leisure activities.



3M 1100R PU Foam SNR 37dB Ear Defenders Refill Bag Disposable Earplugs

1100 Series Earplugs is made from soft hypo-allergenic PU foam material.

Soft disposable polyurethane foam ear plugs providing extra comfort.

The bright orange colour permits high visibility and makes safety checks easier.

The earplugs "1100" is created to provide maximum comfort and low pressure inside the ear.

Smooth and dirt-resistant surface helps improves hygiene.

The tapered design fits most ear canals and is making the plugs very comfortable and easier to use.

3M Foam Disposable Earplugs 1100R conforms to EN 352-2, Attenuation: SNR=37dB, H=37dB, M=34dB, L=31dB.

Box of 500 earplugs



The 3M E-A-R Ultrafit Pre Moulded Earplugs UF-01-000 are made for the users whose job requires having ear protection on and off so the handyness of a premoulded ear plug is a key requirement.

The unique one size 3M E-A-R Ultrafit Ear Plug fits most ear canals comfortably and provides an adequate level of noise attenuation SNR=32dB.


Howard Leight

Howard Leight Max 1D Earplugs Dispenser Refill (500 Pairs) SNR 37dB Ear Protection

This is the most-used polyurethane foam earplug worldwide.

Offering maximum comfort due to its ergonomic bell shape.

Its design makes it simple to insert, yet resists popping back out.

The soft foam is great for the long-term wearer, and prevents build-up of dirt.

Howard Leight Max 1D Earplugs conforms to: EN 352-2:1993 standards.


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Hearing protection: Ear defenders


Hearing Protection: Ear plugs, ear defenders and noise detectors

We stock over 4,000 earplugs, ear muffs and ear defenders, from the top brands such as 3M E.A.R. and 3M Peltor, Honeywell Bilsom, Howard Leight and Moldex: they are all sold from our stock, same day despatch!

Health and Safety regulations require suitable hearing protection where noise levels exceed 80 decibels (dBA). Here are some typical decibel (dBA) levels of everyday situations:

normal speech - 60-65 dBA

a busy street - 78-85 dBA

lawn mower - 85 dBA

forklift truck - 90 dBA

hand drill/angle grinder - 98 dBA

music venue/nightclub - 110 dBA

heavy lorry about 7 metres away - 95-100 dBA

chainsaw - 115-120 dBA

Measure the noise at work with a 3M Noise Indicator - it's a handy, small ,portable, noise monitor (Our code PNI01PC). Once you know the current noise levels (db) in the workplace, you can best choose the most suitable ear defenders to reduce your exposure to the noise levels.

Earmuffs or Ear Defenders: They should cover the ears fully, fit tightly, and have no gaps around the seals.

Earplugs: They go right into ear canal, not just across it. Some types you use only once (disposable), others can be re-used and even washed.

When it comes to hearing protection, we listen to no excuses: only the best products can be part of our offering. Here you can choose from the basic 3M E.A.R. Classic Foam Earplugs to the newest 3M Peltor H540A Optime III performing 35dB Sound Noise Reduction (SNR). We try to resist the temptation of using them at home?

Please read our blog to get advice on Sound Noise Reduction (SNR), call us on 00441224894000 or email sales@northseaworkwear.com

European Standards for Hearing Protection

It is a established fact that noise can have serious consequences at physiological and psychological levels. In effect, noise creates real pollution for everyone's health.

EN352 Standard: head fasteners and ear plugs

The EN352 European standard is separated into several parts. Every part of the standard is appropriate to specific types of protection :

EN 352-1, EN352-2 and EN352-3 standards deal with safety requirements and tests, individually regarding head fasteners, earplugs, and head fasteners fixed on protective industrial helmets.

These standards create requirements in regards to the manufacture, design,performances, test methods and the instructions involving the marking and information intended for the users.

These standards specify the provision of information relating to head fasteners acoustic fading characteristics, measured in predictability with EN 24869-1 : 1992 standard, and therefore specify a negligible fading level - necessary to create their conformity with the present specification. Only hearing protection products with an suitable certification mark can be selected. All the hearing protectors have the EC marking mandatory by the personal protective equipment directive.

In selecting hearing protection, it is vital to acknowledge the laws,regulations, uses and techniques. The previous criteria underline the general points for consideration when selecting. For further details concerning selection please refer to the European standard EN458 : 1996 (Title : Auditory protection - Recommendations for selection, use and maintenance).

Please note: rnr* recommended noise rating

At noise levels above 95dB you will need to get an accurate noise valuation to correctly select the product. Green and yellow marked products are not appropriate for use in low frequency noise. Choosing the correct hearing protection for your needs can be difficult. You need to make sure you provide the correct level of defence to ensure that workers are not over-protected and that a suitable product is chosen. 3M E.A.R. and 3M Peltor have developed this easy-to-use selection system that helps correct choice.

The system uses a simple, logically coloured grouping to make the selection process easy. Find out what your noise level is, then look at the above icons and create which band (RNR) the noise level falls into.

rnr* - 85dB You don't have to wear hearing protection, but it must be made available to all exposed persons.

rnr* - 83dB - 93dB You're above the level, hearing protection is obligatory.

rnr* - 87dB - 98dB You're above the level, hearing protection is required. Perfect for high frequency noise.

rnr* - 94dB - 105dB You are above the level, hearing protection is required. Ideal for high and medium frequency noise.

rnr* - 95dB - 110dB You are above the level, hearing protection is required. Ideal for all frequencies.

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