Workplace hearing protection
Noise can permanently damage hearing by a single brief exposure to a loud noise or repeated exposure over time. Any noise exposure over 80dB is considered damaging and ear protection must be worn to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
SnugsShield (Work) is suitable for use in both the professional work environment as well as at home for DIY. Custom fit for superior comfort, our hearing protection can be worn all day without the need to remove from your ears to communicate with others
Professional Custom Fit
SnugsShield tips are custom-fitted using your physical ear impressions of each ear. To get this done, you need to visit an audiologist. It’s a quick, painless procedure where they inject a foam solution into your ear to make an exact mold. This ensures your Snugs fit perfectly. And you only need to do it once.
Please note: The audiologist will charge you separately for the impressions – this is not included in the price of your Snugs.
Frequently asked questions
Can I change the filters in my Snugs?add
Yes, you can change the filter. We stock a range of filters with different levels of decibel protection, you can order filters here
Why should I protect my ears from loud noise?add
Exposure to loud noises can permanently damage your ears.
The louder the noise, for greater lengths of time, the greater the risk of hearing damage.
1 in 8 people suffer from Tinnitus hearing damage [Tinnitus Association]
Snugs Custom-Fit Earplugs provides the best acoustic seal and maximum sound blockage, thus allowing for longer, safer exposure time to loud noises.
Snugs blog has more information.
Noise protection is an important consideration as it is law that an employer supplies ear defenders or ear plugs to workers exposed to 80 decibels or more of noise. Employers are liable in many jurisdictions if the employees damage their hearing.
We manufacture and supply the best noise protection to help ensure companies conform to the noise at work act regulations.
Comparing different products on the market can be difficult. The higher the NRR number in USA or SNR in Europe, the greater the potential for noise reduction. However, the security of fit and canal seal in a real world situation will alter the rating which is why Snugs custom-fit have a more reliable rating than universal fit or foam earplugs.
Snugs Industrial Hearing Protection is custom fit for maximum comfort, particularly in prolonged use. Fit security ensures maximum hearing protection rating performance. Also ensure dirt, dust, liquids as well as noise don’t get into your workers ears. We offer repeatable attenuation levels and performance across a team.
There is considerable cost saving with buying Snugs against foam earplugs. To verify the cost saving yourself, use our Cost Saving Calculator
Situation appropriate sound attenuation can be created by fitting filters with different levels of noise isolation for different applications.
Defend against hazardous noises while allowing the wearer to hear instructions and warning signals.
Noise can permanently damage hearing by a single brief exposure to a loud noise, such as an explosion. Hearing damage can also occur gradually at much lower levels of noise. To protect hearing, exposure to high acoustic levels should be limited giving ears the chance to recover.
Ear defenders are often not worn correctly, or continuously, if they are uncomfortable. Our industrial hearing protection can be worn for long periods without any discomfort. They last for years and are a cost-effective way for health and safety conscious employers to deal with the high noise levels of industrial environments.
From experience we have found that supplying the best earplugs means users will wear them.
Hearing protectors must be tested and approved in the USA by the the American National Standards (ANSI) and CE certified in Europe.
Noise Reduction Ratings Explained: Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) is a unit of measurement used to determine the effectiveness of hearing protection devices to decrease sound exposure within a given working environment. Classified by their potential to reduce noise in decibels (dB), a term used to categorise the power or density of sound.
Can I come to Snugs HQ to have my ear impressions taken?add
Yes, we are able to take your ear impressions at Snugs head office. Please contact us for availability and to make an appointment. We are based on Exmoor:
Windwhistle Farm, Treborough, Watchet, Exmoor. TA23 0QW
Email - email@example.com
Tel - 01984 604002
Can I order Snugs for someone else?add
Yes, you can order SnugsPro for someone else but please note that you will need to order in their name. Alternatively, you can order them a gift card here
Can I return my Snugs if they do not fit?add
Snugs tips are custom-fitted to match the unique shape and size of your ears and as such our returns policy may differ from that commonly offered with non-custom fit products. We offer a 30-day remake policy, where we will adjust the size and remake your Snugs tips, so they fit better. In most cases, this works out great for our customers. However, if you’re still not satisfied, then we’ll be happy to offer you a refund or gift card.
How do I clean my Snugs?add
If you use your Snugs in the gym or onstage a lot, there will likely be a build-up of natural oils. If this is the case, you can then wash them in hand-hot soapy water (washing up liquid works best), and allow them to dry naturally. You can also wipe over the drivers with an alcoholic wipe to remove the natural oils. Do not use anything abrasive when cleaning your Snugs as this may damage the silicone.
I have ordered replacement Snugs. Will they be the same as my original pair?add
We keep your correct-fit ear files and will use these to make your replacement Snugs with the same fit.
Please note all orders prior to 2019, we may no longer have your design ear files. But don't worry, you can still order Snugs at replacement cost and we will use your original ear impression files to make you a new set.
We are not able to guarantee that your Snugs will be engraved with your name for your replacement set.
I would like to alter the fit of my Snugs. Is this possible?add
If you are not happy with the fit of your Snugs e.g. you would like a tighter fit for instance, we are able to make adjustments and remake them for you. This is included as part of Snugs Fit Guarantee - just let us know within 30 days of receipt of your Snugs if you would like some changes to be made
I would like to make a change to my order. Is this possible?add
We are able to change your order details, including colour choice and product, providing your Snugs are not in manufacturing (you will receive an order notification when your Snugs are being made).
If you would like to amend you order once your Snugs are in manufacturing, this will incur a charge of £30
I’ve had one pair of Snugs made. Do I need another ear impression to make another set?add
You only need to visit an Audiologist once to have your ear impressions taken. Once we have your impressions, we will scan them to create a 3D file which can be used to make you multiple pairs of custom fit Snugs for your ears
I’ve lost one/both of my Snugs. Can I order replacements?add
Yes, we will save your correctly fitting ear files and reprint your Snugs for you. You can order a single replacement or a pair here
What are Snugs made from?add
All Snugs are made from medical-grade silicone which will sit comfortably in your ear
What is included with my order?add
- 1 x pair of custom fit tips
- Ballistic Case
- Comfort Balm
- Fit Guarantee – If you are not happy with the fit of your Snugs, we will remake them within 30 days of receipt
I live in the USA/Canada. Can I order Snugs?add
Yes, we are able to make Snugs for customers based in the USA and Canada. The process is the same as the UK:
- Order the product you would like online
- Visit your local Audiologist to have your ear impressions taken
- Send them to our USA address where they will be processed and scanned to create your 3D ear files
- We will make your custom moulds and ship them to you in the USA or Canada
Once you have ordered and sent your ear impressions, we will store your 3D files which can be used to make multiple pairs of custom fit products. So you only need to get custom fit at the Audiologist once.
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