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ear·plug

(ēr'plug),
Generic term for occlusive devices for the external auditory canal for protection of hearing against noise-induced hearing loss or to prevent water from getting into the ear.
See also: hearing protectors.

ear·plug

(ēr'plŭg)
Generic term for occlusive devices for the external auditory canal for protection against noise-induced hearing loss or to prevent water from getting into the ear.
See also: hearing protector
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Interestingly, even workers that consider themselves experienced users of hearing protection don't always fit earplugs correctly.
As a result, it is imperative that musicians becoming aware and proactive in promoting changes to the earplug industry and to the audiology community regarding their needs--while taking the necessary precautions by limiting their exposure to loud conditions.
Indeed, earplugs are a common sight on factory floors, with staff exposed to noise expected to wear them at all times.
--Customize earplugs so they fit like puzzle pieces.
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FLEDGLING designers across the UK were yesterday asked to come up with new style earplugs for young people who love music.
Howard Leight offers a wide variety of earplugs and bands, ranging from the highest attenuating Max single-use earplug, to SmartFit's Conforming Material Technology--which delivers a more personalized fit--to our convenient Leight Source dispensers.
* A new communication earplug called Mini CEP, developed by Naval Air Systems Command, provides added hearing protection by reducing Undesirable noise while channeling through speech sounds.
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This response appeared most strongly when a participant wore an earplug and could use only the right or left ear during tests.
the QuietCom earplug protects from high intensity ambient noise, while permitting clear communication and improved speech intelligibility among members of Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force ground crews, a company spokesman said.
"An earplug of generally cylindrical shape having a diameter of between 3/8 and 3/4 inch, a length of between 1/2 and 1 inch and composed of a resilient polymeric foam having a rate of recovery from 60% compression thereof to 40% compression of from 1 to 60 seconds and an equilibrium pressure at 40% compression thereof of from 0.2 to 1.3 p.s.i."