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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.


Moldex Ear Plug Dispenser Mounting Bracket 7060 Quick View
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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



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.



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 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.



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.



JSP Big Blue Ear Defenders Headband Safety Work Earmuffs Ear Protection SNR=26dB

A premium quality ear defenders, suitable for use in medium duty industrial applications offering proper safety and correct hearing protection.

Large foam filled cups offer excellent attenuation, wide soft foam cushions for all day comfort - ideal for long shifts.

JSP AEA060-40-500 Big Blue Ear Defender Headband conform to: EN 352-1 H=33 dB M=27 dB L=16 dB SNR=26 dB.



3M H540P3H Optime III Hearing Safety SNR 34dB Defenders Helmet Mounted Earmuffs

Highly protective ear muffs suitable for the loudest of environments.

Manufactured with large spacing inside each cup minimising moisture and heat build up.

The soft wide cushions used reduce pressure on the users ears improving overall comfort.

Each ear piece cushion is removable and easily replaced for improved hygiene.

3M Optime 3 H540P3H Helmet Mounted Ear Muffs conforms to EN352 Safety Standard. Attenuation: H=40 M=32 L=22 SNR=34dB.



3M Peltor H510A Optime I Headband Hearing Protection SNR=27 Ear Muffs

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

It combines a low profile with spacious inner depth which makes it easy to combine with other equipment.

The comfortable sealing rings are filled with a combination of fluid and foam.

It is perfect for use in environments with moderate industrial noise, such as workshops, fabrication, but also suitable for outdoor tasks such as lawn mowing or in connection with hobby and leisure activity.

3M Peltor H510A Optime I Headband Ear Muff complies with EN 352.



Silenta 6209 Ear Muffs Ergomax Cap Helmet Mounted SNR 32dB Hearing Protection

The Silenta Ergomax Cap is a high performance helmet mounted earmuff, designed for extra comfort.

It is characterized by its supreme user comfort and unique design.

Using the easy clip-on adapter system, the Ergomax Cap fits to common slotted safety helmets and hardhats on the market.

The Ergomax fits most hard-hats and helmets on the market.

The advanced spring structure and telescopic height adjustment guarantee even tension regardless of the head size.

This is a excellent choice for demanding noise environments.

Slack-free, telescopic 9-point height adjustment and 2 distinct positions: working and parking.


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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.



3M H520P3E Peltor Optime 2 Helmet Mounted Ear Muffs SNR= 30dB Hearing Protection

Optimum seal is achieved by using a unique combination of liquid for sealing around the rings .

Ideal for use in noisy environments, with noise levels low to medium.

Ideal hearing protection against noise arising from environments with substantial industrial noise or construction machinery, like airports and agricultural work.

Large area inside cup decreases heat and moisture build-up

Soft wide cushions helps reduce pressure around the ears and improves comfort and wearability.

Low contact pressure making them a comfortable wear.

Easy to replace cushions and inserts helps keep them hygienically clean.

3M H520P3E Peltor Optime 2 Helmet Mounting Ear Muff conform to: CE, EN352-3:2002. SNR = 30dB H = 34dB M = 28dB L = 19dB.



The Peltor by 3M H540P3G-413-SV earmuff is a high performance hearing protector and has been developed for use in extremely noise work environments.

The protection is based on a technology with a Double casings technology, helps minimise resonance effect. An acoustic connection between the inner volume and the volume between the casings in its turn provides low-frequency attenuation.

Large space inside cup helps reduce moisture and soft wide cushions helps reduce pressure around the ears and improves wearability and comfort.

Easy to replace cushions and inserts helps keep them hygienically clean, effective protection and highest comfort for the wearer.



3M Peltor Optime III Helmet Mounted Headband

Helmet-mounted H540P3E ear defenders.

These ear defenders minimize the resonance in the holder casings and ensures the maximum high-frequency muffling.

Made for use in extremely noisy environments - SNR 34 dB.

The sealing rings are made with soft plastic foam for the best fit, comfort and low contact pressure.

Typical Applications: Mining, Marine, Airports, Offshore rigs and Power Stations


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.



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.



Uvex 2111.237 Whisper Reusable Corded Ear Plugs in Hygiene Box SNR=23

Professional reusable earplugs provide SNR=23dB protection, washable smooth surface and their storage box make it really easy to keep excellent hygiene conditions in order to avoid minor injuries and irritation frequent when using such kind of devices.

Smooth, dirt-repellent surface can be easily cleaned using soap and water.

With the cord the earplugs are conveniently at hand, whenever required.

In low-noise areas, the earplugs can be worn comfortably around the neck.

Uvex 2111.237 Whisper Reusable Corded Ear Plugs conform to: EN 352-2 H=24dB M=20dB L=17dB SNR=23dB standards.


Uvex 2112-010 X Fit Ear Plugs Corded Detectable SNR37 Pack of 100 Quick View
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Uvex 2112-010 X Fit Corded Hi Vis Ear Plugs SNR37 Hearing Protection

The ergonomically shaped Uvex x-fit disposable earplug is characterised by very high sound absorption levels, making it suitable for use in very loud environments.

The Uvex x-fit foam earplug has a sealed surface, preventing foreign bodies from penetrating.

The soft foam offers real comfort, even when worn for extended periods.

Best suited for use in very loud environments.

The 'x' emboss at the end of the plug makes it easy to remove while simultaneously reducing the pressure on the outer part of the ear canal.

Uvex 2112.010 X Fit Corded Ear Plugs conform to: EN 352-2:2002 standards.


3M Peltor X2A Over-the-Head Earmuffs 31dB SNR Headband Ear Defenders Yellow Quick View
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3M Peltor X2A Earmuffs Headband Ear Defenders SNR=31dB Hearing Protection

The 3M Peltor X2 ear defenders are designed to give protection against high noise levels, for example, roadworks or construction.

These ear defenders are a high performance hearing protector for protection against moderate to high noise levels.

The X2A are the first 3M Peltor ear muffs to utilise a newly designed spacer to help improve noise reduction.

Double cup design increases the space inside the cup for greater comfort and easy to wear for long hours.

3M Peltor X2A Over-the-Head Earmuffs 31dB SNR Headband conforms to EN352 safety standards.



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.


Howard Leight
Howard Leight LL-1-D Laser Lite Uncorded Earplugs Ear Defenders (Pack of 500) Quick View
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Howard Leight Laser Lite Uncorded Earplugs Ear Defenders LL-1-D Refill

The bright idea in hearing protection, Laser Lite’s low-pressure polyurethane foam expands gently inside the ear canal for comfortable long-term wear, while its contoured T-shape delivers easy handling.

Its high-visibility magenta and yellow colours make compliance checks quick and easy.

Plus, Laser Lite is available with special packaging and dispenser options, ideal for process industries with low tolerances for packaging waste.

Howard Leight LL-1-D Laser Lite Uncorded Earplugs conforms to: EN 352-2:1993, EN-24869-1:1993.


Howard Leight

Howard Leight Bilsom 303L Uncorded Earplug 1005073

The right earplug should feel comfortable in the ear canal without compromising protection.

Howard Leight® Bilsom 303 single-use earplug gives the increased comfort that you deserve.

Bilsom® 303's unique foam formulation delivers both in-ear comfort and visibility with the introduction of the Leight Stripe™, a skilled blend of yellow and white polyurethane foam that feels softer in both your hand and in your ear, but does not feel too tight in your ear canal.

It is easier to roll-down, and once inserted properly, resists the tendency to back out of the ear canal - ensuring a tight seal for optimal protection.

Its smooth, soil-resistant skin prevents the build-up of dirt on the earplug, promoting proper hygiene.

Plus, its distinct yellow end is highly visible outside the ear canal for compliance checks.


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Howard Leight 1000106 Bilsom 304L Earplugs Corded SNR33 (Box of 100) Quick View
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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.


Moldex 7750 Purafit Station with 500 Pairs Earplugs SNR = 36 dB Quick View
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Moldex 7750 Purafit Dispenser with 500 Foam Earplugs SNR= 36dB Hearing Protection

Moldex Pura-Fit deform well into the ear canal and are soft and nice to use.

Put plugs at the centre of your workforce.

Plugs remain hygienic as the dispenser mechanism is automatically replaced with every refill.

Moldex Pura-Fit deform well into the ear canal and are soft and nice to use.

Moldex Earplugs are tested and certified to EN 352-2:2002 safety standard.



Wenaas Over the Head Earmuffs 33dB SNR Headband

These Wenaas ear defenders have a new ergonomic design overhead suspension.

This not only spreads the 320gm weight lightly across the top of your head, but it also ensures the muffs stay on more easily.

The cups use a designed spacer to help improve noise attenuation without the need for double cup design thus increasing the space inside the cup for greater comfort and easy to wear for long hours. SNR33 dB

Conclusion: these are the newest generation of ergonomic ear defenders: the traditional over-the-head earmuff has been completely rethought to sit more naturally on your head.


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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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