19 Jul 2022

ProtectHear Donation to RESPOND

Due to the war in Ukraine and many other situations more people have to leave their country and their homes, sadly ending up as Refugees in the UK. This is an extremely difficult situation for all these people, as they arrive here with nothing but the clothes they are wearing and perhaps a small amount of personal items.

We recently received a message from the Refugee Health Programme called RESPOND; saying there are refugees who have all been put into rooms but with the amount of refugees to find accommodation for, it means there are as many as 6-8 people all in a very small room. With so many people so close together the noise causes many sleepless nights.

RESPOND asked for any ear plug donations we can provide, to help everyone get a better sleep in difficult conditions. Although we specialise in moulded ear plugs we were able to donate the disposables from our obelisk which we showcase at events, to demonstrate the amount of disposables used over 5 years by a single user.

We are hoping with this donation we can help make a difference to the health and well-being of these refugees.

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30 Mar 2022

Guess what grows as you get older…

Did you know your ears continue to grow throughout your lifetime?

Ear change

Over time everyone’s ears grow year on year, as stated in a study from a group of Doctors from London “The ageing process: What happens to our ears over time”. In the 1998 BBC documentary The Human Body: As Time Goes By, this video demonstrates how ears steadily change over a lifetime.

Moulded earplugs

Our earplugs are personally moulded to ensure a perfect fit but as stated, over time the ear shape changes, meaning that the moulded earplugs require a renewal after 5 years.

Why 5 years?

Most custom earplugs have a lifespan of approximately 3-6 years; we have determined through product testing, that our moulded earplugs can stand the test of time! The only thing they can’t control are human factors.

Do my earplugs need renewing?

If you currently have a pair of our earplugs call us on 01507 604322 or email enquiries@protecthear.co.uk, where a member of our team will be able to provide the date your hearing protection was issued.

If your earplugs need renewing, we are more than happy to arrange an appointment to come and visit you. If your earplugs are in date and you would just like a replacement, we can use the original moulds on file to manufacture a new pair.

The benefits over 5 years

It is not only cost saving advantages you will see when using our earplugs, your environmental impact will be reduced, plus your employees will benefit from improved health and safety practices.

Contact us

If you have renewals or you would like to enquire about ProtectHear please contact Kieran Towse on 01507604322 or email Kieran.towse@protecthear.co.uk, who will be able to arrange a new appointment, replacement or renewal.

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08 Jul 2021

The Customer Portal

About the Portal

We have developed an impression database portal for all of our customers; this allows users to track when employees have had impressions through a traffic light system, to identify when ear plugs need renewing. Customers have full access to the portal, so they can make necessary changes to employee records.

Why does the product have a 5 year lifespan?

After 5 years you would’ve thought the product would be worn and need replacing? But no, the product is very durable and can often last longer than 5 years with good care.

Your ears change over time, much like Dumbo the flying elephant and therefore 5 years is a sufficient timeframe for when the ear plugs need renewing.

How do I get on the portal?

You can contact our Sales Manager Glen Perkins on 01507 604322 or email glen.perkins@protecthear.co.uk, who will be more than happy to set you up on the system.

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01 Jun 2021

A Free Trial offer you can’t miss out on…

A Free Trial offer you can’t miss out on…

About us

ProtectHear is the leading provider of custom ear plugs with outstanding service and a product that is not only comfortable to wear, but also provides the ability to hear conversations and warnings.  The ear plugs are capable of connecting to radios, to enable full communications through our system called SpeakHear. We are so confident our product is the hearing protection you need in your workplace; we are offering a FREE trial.

tinnitusTry before you buy

Companies have the chance to trial up to 10 employees with our custom ear plugs. A toolbox talk is given to employees before the trial commences, showing how to fit, remove and clean the ear plugs.

There is 8 weeks of contact from us during the trial. After an 8 week period if the company wishes to move forward the products on trial are invoiced, and if not then they are returned with no costs incurred. We are confident that the product and service will exceed expectations as the trials have a 95% success rate.

Can I trial SpeakHear?

Yes, SpeakHear is connectable to ProtectHear ear plugs and there are many options to trial. There is a range of communication accessories offered, so trials can be conducted of different types of radios to find the appropriate one for your company. With SpeakHear there are many popular radios that can be connected with brands such as Motorola, Kenwood and Hytera to name a few.

How do I book a trial?

You can contact us on 01507 604322 or via email enquiries@protecthear.co.uk. We are operating in the safest way possible under strict COVID measures.

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23 Mar 2021

Safe Visits

Hairdressers re-opening

On the Prime Ministers road map Hairdressers are planned to re-open around the 12th April, with the same rules that were previously in place for the PPE worn whilst working. The way hairdressers conduct their work is very similar to us, working within 2 metres and one to one with the client.

Ear impressions

When taking ear impressions it is a safe procedure, coming into one to one contact for only 5 minutes. Our custom ear plugs are essential PPE for users in noisy environments, hairdressing is also essential especially as I look at my colleagues’ hair at the moment!

ProtectHear are able to conduct visits as safely as possible using essential PPE such as face masks and visors, whilst also making sure hands are sanitised between impressions taken, with revised safety practices to keep your employees and ours safe:

How can I find out more?

You can contact us either by phone on 01507 604322 or email Kieran.towse@protecthear.co.uk to find out more about the site procedures.

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10 Sep 2020

Reduce landfill, ditch disposables…

Disposable ear plugs

Using disposable ear plugs can protect employees from noisy areas and also gives them the ability to wear disposables with other PPE equipment. But employees use a number of these every day whether it is to take them out at lunch or replacing them when they fall out. Companies use thousands of disposables to protect their employees, but there is a better type of product…

Custom ear plugs

ProtectHear® custom ear plugs provide great protection to employees whilst working and also allow users to hear conversations when communicating with colleagues, on lunch or moving to a quiet work area momentarily, without the need to remove them, due to their unique filter system. ProtectHear® custom ear plugs are a reusable product which has a lifespan of 5 years. In this time thousands of disposables could be used by a single person.

Why is reducing landfill important?

Decreasing waste can also protect valuable resources by reducing the need for replacement items. Landfills are a source of air and water pollution and waste reduction can also reduce energy production and costs. During the Coronavirus pandemic landfill through PPE has increased significantly, meaning it is more important than ever to reduce waste. This is one of the ways ProtectHear® custom ear plugs really make a difference, through reducing landfill over their 5 year lifetime. There are other benefits to ProtectHear® custom ear plugs.

Cost savings

Being environmentally friendly can also offer financial savings, compare the cost for 1 pair of ProtectHear® custom ear plugs to thousands of disposables. On average a company will gain a payback on ProtectHear® custom ear plugs within 2 years.


If the cost savings aren’t enough to convince you then the quality of ProtectHear® custom ear plugs should, the ear plugs are the softest silicone custom ear plugs on the market, offering users outstanding comfort levels.


ProtectHear® custom ear plugs can be connected to SpeakHear® products which are hard wired to a radio from the ear plugs. There is a 12 month warranty on SpeakHear® accessories and the SpeakHear® system is connectable to most radio brands including Motorola, Kenwood, Hytera etc.

Contact us

We are so confident that the product will suit a company’s needs that a ‘Try Before you Buy’ for up to 10 people, is offered to all businesses.  SpeakHear® communication accessories are also offered on the trial. If you have any queries please do contact us on 01507 604322.

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