12 Aug 2016

Silicone ear plugs feature ‘Inside the Factory’

Silicone ear plugs feature on the BBC

Did you catch any of series two of ‘Inside the Factory’ that has been featuring on BBC 2 recently? You can see the largest factories in Britain, what process our foods are subject to in these mass production plants and really see the sheer scale of production. Episode one of the series explored inside ‘Walkers’, the worlds largest potato crisp site, where an impressive 5 million packets of crisps are made every day. The second episode featured Heinz, the largest baked bean factory – can you believe they are making over 3 million cans of beans a day?

On a hearing level, we wondered how they are protecting their employees?… 🙂

Silicone ear plugs

….check out the silicone ear plugs being used by workers at Heinz… The ear plugs are great for working in such a noisy environment as they protect hearing at a safe level whilst still allowing speech. Episode three featured Kelloggs, the largest cereal production site in Europe that manufactures over a million boxes a day and you can see our earplugs in use again.

Silicone ear plugs

Our silicone ear plugs are made for perfect use within the food manufacturing industry as they are metal detectable. They can be worn with all other forms of PPE and offer maximum comfort for ease of wear. They are also easy to maintain and clean.

To watch the series so far visit BBC iPlayer.

And if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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09 Aug 2016

How do I fit my custom moulded earplugs

How do I fit my custom moulded earplugs?

With custom moulded earplugs an accurate fit and proper protection is assured. A pair of custom moulded earplugs are streets ahead of disposables, and consequently the fitting is a little different.  In this blog we are going to explain step by step how to fit our earplugs, with the help of our Managing Director Richard…

But before that….many of you ask…

How is the shape of my ear moulded?

We carefully take an ‘impression’ of your ear shape before we produce your plugs. You can see how impressions are taken before they are manufactured into ProtectHear® with our personally moulded earplugs process blog.

How to fit – an easy guide….

Firstly you need to identify which earplug is for which ear, this is easy as the right ear plug is marked with a red dot.

Before attempting to fit the earplug you should make sure your hands are clean, holding the plug with the index finger and thumb with the flat side facing away from the ear.

Place the earplug canal into the ear canal, gently twisting the ear plug back until it slides easily into the ear.

fitting custom earplugs


Once the earplug is secured in the bottom half of the ear, place the earplug helix into the top of your ear.

custom earplug fit

Ensuring the fit is correct is important; gently push the flat area of the earplug into the bowl for both ears.

But how do you remove them?

Removing is simple…

Using clean hands press on the back of the earflap with index finger, to lift earplug away from the ear bowl.

remove custom earplug

Smoothly slide your index finger and grip the front of the ear plug using your thumb.

From there gently twist the earplug forward to remove safely.

remove protecthear


How do I maintain my earplugs?

We have our full FAQs on how to properly maintain our earplugs.

Any questions? Give us a call or drop us a line.

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