EARPLUG Advantages
EARMUFFS Advantages
Cooler and lighter weight
Easier to fit properly
Soft and comfortable
Convenient for intermittent use
Long-lasting, durable and reusable
No pressure on sides of head
Can be more hygienic than earplugs
Does not interfere with safety glasses
Easier to handle with gloves
Less expensive
Entertainment and communication options
Optional external microphones for situational awareness

*CAUTION: 3M strongly recommends fit testing of hearing protectors. Research suggests that many users will receive less noise reduction than indicated by the NRR due to variation in hearing protector fit, fitting skill and motivation of the user. If the NRR is used, 3M recommends that it be reduced by 50% or in accordance with applicable regulations.