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Earplugs - Advantages & Disadvantages

Each of the types of hearing protection devices has its advantages and disadvantages.

The advantages of Foam and PVC earplugs are:

    1. Small & lightweight;
    2. Comfortable in hot environments; and
    3. Easily used with other safety equipment.

The disadvantages of earplugs are:

    1. May work loose and require occasional     refitting;
    2. Require specific fitting instructions; and
    3. Are frequently soiled.