Ear Defenders

Ear defenders, also known as ear protectors, are designed to protect the ears and hearing from various types and sources of hazardous noise pollution. All ear defenders carry an SNR rating (Single Number Rating) which is the European industry-recognised standard level of protection offered. Using the correct type of ear defenders ensures the wearer's hearing is protected and can help to safeguard against the development of ear or hearing problems, such as tinnitus and hearing loss. For more information about the different types of ear defenders and how they work, please see our ear defenders guide.

When working in loud environments and industries such as factories and plants, construction sites, and demolition work, it is part of your required PPE (personal protection equipment) to have the correct ear protection. At RS Components, we have a range of ear defenders including products from some of the leading brands, such as 3M, Peltor, Delta Plus, JSP, Alpha Solway and our own brand RS PRO. We have a range of attachment types available, from headband and neckband ear defenders to helmet attachments.

Ear Defender Types

Ear defenders protect the user from damaging their hearing when working in noisy environments, providing noise reduction or cancellation. The two main types of ear defenders include passive and electronic, which both encase the ear for protection.

Passive ear defenders use acoustic foam pads to absorb sounds and act as a barrier to stop harmful levels of sound reaching the ears. They use acoustic foam to attenuate (reduce the impact of) incoming sounds whilst offering comfort for prolonged use.

Electronic ear defenders have a similar makeup to passive ear defenders, except for the small, built-in sensor that detects noise levels and adjusts the level of attenuation to provide noise protection accordingly.

Communication ear defenders use the base of electronic ear defenders with the addition of a microphone, radio and Bluetooth functionalities. They offer similar attenuation capabilities as passive and electronic defenders, blocking out low to medium noise, whilst allowing you to hear higher frequencies such as voices and alarms clearly. FM Radio ear defenders allow the user to listen to music or the radio whilst working. Lastly, the built-in communication allows the user to listen or speak and listen to other workers on the same frequency when working and still staying protected.

Types of communication ear defenders

Communication ear defenders can be ’listen-only’ or ’speak and listen”. Push-to-speak and push-to-listen ear defenders require the push of particular buttons to hear or be heard. Noise-cancelling microphones reduce the background noise when you are speaking, aiding clarity of communication.


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Description Price Series Attachment Type Single Number Rating SNR Standards Met Folding Product Weight Colour Bluetooth Connection Type FM Radio Noise Cancelling Microphone Push to Talk Button Communication Type
New
RS Stock No. 212-5855
Mfr. Part No.1035207-VS
PHP1,138.29
Each
units
VeriShield VS100DH - 26dB - No - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 104-1155
Mfr. Part No.1030333
PHP12,163.63
Each
units
Sync Headband 29dB CE No 245g Black No Wireless Yes Yes - Listen Only
RS Stock No. 146-3079
Mfr. Part No.MT53H7P3E4400-EU
Brand3M
PHP34,878.19
Each
units
LiteCom Helmet 32dB CE, EN 352-1 No 384g Blue Yes Wireless Yes Yes Yes Speak & Listen
RS Stock No. 171-6812
BrandRS PRO
PHP593.97
Each
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- Headband 22dB CE, EN 352-1 Yes - Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-1585
BrandRS PRO
PHP689.45
Each
units
Optime III Helmet 26dB CE Yes 310g Yellow - - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-5611
Mfr. Part No.10190358
BrandMSA Safety
PHP2,178.70
Each
units
V-Gard Helmet 36dB - No - - - - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 212-5851
Mfr. Part No.1035109-VS
PHP1,848.74
Each
units
VeriShield VS130 Headband 35dB - No - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5200
Mfr. Part No.X1A-GA
Brand3M PELTOR
PHP1,605.88
Each
units
X1A Headband 27dB CE - 184g Black, Green - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 138-0584
Mfr. Part No.INTERGR
BrandDelta Plus
PHP1,531.00
Each
units
Interlagos Headband 33dB CE, EN 352-1 - 230g Black - - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-8331
Mfr. Part No.7100141471
Brand3M
PHP1,341.95
Each
units
H510AK Headband 27dB - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 778-5216
Mfr. Part No.X2P3E-GA
Brand3M PELTOR
PHP2,066.42
Each
units
X2P3 Helmet 30dB CE - 220g Yellow - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 104-1154
Mfr. Part No.1030332
PHP6,086.93
Each
units
Sync Headband 29dB CE - 234g Yellow No - - No - Listen Only
New
RS Stock No. 212-5854
Mfr. Part No.1035196-VS
PHP1,248.02
Each
units
VeriShield VS100D Headband 26dB - No - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 884-2398
Mfr. Part No.MT53H7B4400
Brand3M PELTOR
PHP34,878.19
Each
units
LiteCom Headband 32dB CE No 384g Black No - - Yes Yes Speak & Listen
New
RS Stock No. 212-5852
Mfr. Part No.1035185-VS
PHP912.53
Each
units
VeriShield VS110M Headband 32dB - No - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 104-0906
Mfr. Part No.1030111
PHP2,365.00
Each
units
Sync Headband 31dB CE - 220g Black No - - No - Listen Only
RS Stock No. 184-5931
BrandRS PRO
PHP349.93
Each
units
RED - RS Headband 28dB EN 352-1 No - Red - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 104-1152
Mfr. Part No.1030330
PHP6,910.28
Each
units
Sync Headband 29dB CE - 185g Black No - - No - Listen Only
RS Stock No. 184-8311
Mfr. Part No.MRX21A3WS6
Brand3M
PHP35,277.62
Each
units
WS Alert XPI Headband 30dB - - 411g - Yes Wireless Yes Yes Yes Speak & Listen
New
RS Stock No. 212-5856
Mfr. Part No.1035208-VS
PHP2,323.83
Each
units
VeriShield VS130DH - 30dB - No - - - - - - - -