Correctly inserting and cleaning earplugs

Correctly inserting and cleaning earplugs

Do you work in a noisy environment that requires earplugs to be regularly worn as hearing protection? You will only benefit from the full protective effect of your hearing protection if you insert it correctly and correctly clean reusable earplugs. In this blog article, we show you how to use disposable and reusable earplugs correctly and introduce our latest hearing protection innovation – the uvex xact-fit reusable.

Using earplugs correctly

Before we discuss how to use your hearing protection correctly, you need to decide which type of earplug is the right one for you: disposable or reusable? Disposable earplugs can be comfortably worn even for long periods but can only be used once. In comparison, reusable earplugs are always to hand and are easy to clean so they can be reused.

Whichever option you choose, your hearing protection must be used correctly to ensure optimum protection.

Correctly inserting disposable earplugs

  1. Briefly roll the uvex disposable earplugs between your fingers.
  2. Reach over your head with your arm and gently pull the ear up, so that the ear canal is straight.
  3. Insert uvex earplugs and briefly hold them in place. If the earplugs cannot be seen from the front, they are in the right position.
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Disposable earplugs are thrown away after each use.

Correctly inserting and cleaning reusable earplugs

  1. 1Hold the ends of the uvex reusable earplugs and place the cord behind your head.
  2. Using gentle pressureinsert the earplugs into the ear canal.
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Particularly in dusty and dirty working environments, particles can easily stick to the surface of your earplugs and cause minor injuries in the ear canal if used again. It is therefore very important to clean reusable earplugs and to do this correctly.

We recommend simply cleaning your earplugs with the uvex moist cleaning cloth, or cleaning them with water and mild soap. When you are not using your reusable earplugs, you should store them in the uvex Hygiene Box, so that the earplugs remain clean and undamaged until the next use.

Ergonomic reusable earplugs – uvex xact-fit reusable

Do you need to take your hearing protection in and out several times a day or do you work in a very dirty environment? With our new and innovative hearing protection, these things are no longer an issue. Introducing the latest addition to our uvex xact-fit family: the uvex xact-fit reusable. These reusable earplugs are perfect for people wearing gloves and those who are not used to hearing protection and have difficulties inserting earplugs. The creative solution does not require any rolling or touching parts of the earplug that sit directly in the ear canal, which significantly reduces the risk of contamination.

Features & advantages

  • Average protective capacity (26 dB SNR)
  • Excellent speech and signal recognition for easy communication
  • Ergonomic earplug shape
  • Fast, accurate insertion
  • No rolling required
  • Can be handled with dirty hands or while wearing gloves
  • Cost-effective & environmentally friendly
  • Hygienic and extremely comfortable

The innovative design of the reusable earplugs imitates the oval shape of the human ear canal, to ensure low pressure and improve comfort. The ergonomic thumb recesses with left and right markings ensure correct insertion. And thanks to an adjustable cord, the earplugs can also be comfortably worn around the neck.

Click here to check out ProtectCo Australia's range of uvex hearing protection

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