29 Jun 2015

A Breath of Fresh Air for Hearing Protection, Avoiding Wax!

People who are required to wear hearing protection for prolonged periods of time will testify that one of the worst by-products of that is a build-up of ear wax. This wax can often lead to discomfort, dizziness, hearing impairment and even the onset of infection in some cases, and due to hearing protection being mandatory in many workplaces this is something that many of us have had to put up with for years. ProtectHear® and its vented design offers a solution that may help improve symptoms.


Don’t sweat it!

If you wear hearing protection at work, typically you are blocking or covering your ear or the ear canal to achieve protection from damaging external noise. The problem with this is that it reduces your ear’s ability to “breathe” and creates an environment which is hot and sweaty, particularly in the summer months, and unfortunately this is just the sort of place that wax and bacteria love! ProtectHear® and its vented design allows for a continual flow of air whilst being worn, attenuating external noise to a safe level as it passes through the passive filter within, but crucially allowing your ear to breathe promoting a healthier, cooler and happier ear!

Wax Lyrical!

Ear wax (Cerumen) is produced by the sebaceous glands and apocrine sweat glands which are situated in the outer parts of the ear canal. The amount of earwax produced varies from person to person and is naturally produced to protect the ear from the ingression of dirt, dust and microbes and bacteria that can lead to infection, whilst keeping the ear lubricated and clean. Ear wax will normally migrate out of the ear over time by itself but sometimes, particularly when using earplugs or hearing aids, it can be pushed back in to the canal often resulting in discomfort, a blocked feeling, tinnitus and hearing loss for the sufferer with the need to seek professional medical advice.

ProtectHear® vented earplugs are washable and have a replaceable dust cover which is specifically designed to prevent dirt and dust migrating into the ear whilst being worn in the workplace. This can significantly improve ear health and in some cases reduce the amount of wax produced, thus improving many of the common symptoms endured by the wearers of hearing protection.

For more information on hearing protection, contact us or request a no-obligation trial of ProtectHear® hearing protection for your workforce.

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04 Jun 2015

Ear Protection hits the mark at the SHE Health and Safety Show 2015

Another year of the SHE Show has begun with the 2015 line-up kicking off in Milton Keynes with a very well organised and highly supported exhibition.  Read more about what happened here.

A little more “personal” in size, this event boasts a range of diverse exhibitors showcasing their products to the Safety, Health and Environment professional in a lively, bright and very well organised venue and as always with the SHE Show, it didn’t disappoint!

ProtectHear® were proud to exhibit our ear protection on stand 8 alongside thirty other companies, many showcasing a range of products that boasted innovative design and brought a new dimension to the way we all approach Health and Safety.

Following a busy event with visitors attending from all over the UK, ProtectHear® are looking forward to exhibiting at the next event in this year’s calendar from the Washingtondowling stable – The SHE Show Blackpool – #SHEshowNW – Come and see us there, get some ear protection samples and find out why this small exhibition is so well supported!!

Find out more about how ProtectHear® ear protection is a genuine alternative to disposable earplugs.

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26 May 2015
07 Apr 2015

Custom hearing protection at the Health and Safety Event

yellow plugsWe attended the health and safety event the other week where our ProtectHear® custom earplugs were on show.

Attendees were responsible for health and safety at work and custom hearing protection is obviously on the agenda for many of them judging by the amount of traffic we got to our stand.

Delegates were interested in how custom hearing protection, like our moulded earplugs, could offer extra benefits in comparison to disposable ones:

• Lower cost when compared to disposables – more than £400 per employee in many cases. Try our cost saving calculator.
• Better fit as they are custom moulded to fit the users ears.
• Bespoke – can be solid, or vented to allow certain noises through such as speech, warning signals etc
• Designed for all day use if required.
• Hygenic, washable, easy to look after.
• High quality and sense of ownership by the user.
• Simple yet effective training from us, so the user can care for their earplugs as well as their health.
No obligation trial for a segment of your workforce.
• Better for the environment – no more excessive landfill.

Landfill??? Or just one pair for 5 years?


As you can see the day was busy …


Although Adi, Jen and Kieran remained energetic throughout…..


And the winner of the iMonitor earplugs, suitable for MP3’s and Phones, was Mick Clow from Crown Packaging!

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See you next time at one of our other events in May..

We are at Railtex at the NEC if you are in or connected to the rail industry – get your VIP entry and come and talk to us about personally moulded earplugs.

Or the SHE show in Milton Keynes if you work in Health and Safety.

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23 Feb 2015

ProtectHear® appears in the Grimsby Telegraph

We were fortunate enough to get a write-up in the Grimsby Telegraph this month.

Our recent growth aspirations have become a plan in action as we enhance our resource so that we can continue to look after our customer base, both old and new.

It was great to see our personally moulded earplugs in print, as well as our new staff members who are part of the furniture already, even after such a short time.

You can read the article here or click the image below to visit the link.

personally moulded earplugs in the grimsby telegraph

Or for more information about our personally moulded earplugs why not contact us?

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13 Feb 2015

ProtectHear® Joins the Rail Alliance

We’re proud of our membership of the Rail Alliance. Having supplied ProtectHear® hearing protection to major clients in the rail industry for a number of years, we felt the alliance was a good opportunity to share the benefits and get feedback about the work we are doing in terms of innovation and quality in the hearing protection sector.

Hearing protection rail industry

The alliance specialises in collaboration in the rail industry, and they provide impartial information and advice on a variety of areas. The rail industry incorporates a wide range of work where its employees are exposed to various noise levels, and our work, for example, at Network Rail saw us specifying hearing protection that meant track workers could be safely protected, but also still hear oncoming trains or other hazards.  The benefits to them were apparent and we are pleased to be involved with them.

ProtectHear® hearing protection has the following benefits:

  • Hear speech, shouted warnings and alarms whilst being protected
  • Does not over-protect
  • Has a life span of 5 years
  • Very comfortable and easy to clean
  • The ability to hard-wire connect to personal radios or bluetooth headsets
  • Can be worn with all other PPE
  • Eco-Friendly, 1 pair of ProtectHear® against 4800 disposables over 5 years

For more information about our work in the rail industry, please contact us or read about our no-obligation trial.

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