Ear Structure and shooting ear muffs have to be complementary to each other for getting the best of protection effects in real time. This can be achieved by focusing on the process of design and development of the device from the product manufacturer. There are some critical parameters which prompt the experts to keep the ear muffs’ design the way they are.
Hearing Safety and Shooting Ear Muffs
The human ear is said to be highly sensitive to sound and noise. When it gets exposed to loud noise consistently over a period of time, it can result in hearing loss. This situation can also occur when the ear is exposed to sudden fluctuations in the noise frequencies. This might occur suddenly when a bullet is fired from the barrel of a gun/ pistol. Called as muzzle blast, the noise waves can have spikes in the waves of noise which damage the sensory cells within the middle and interior regions of the ear.
- The Ear shooting ear muffs have swivel cups which need to cover the external ears as well as the rear ear bone. Since the head structure and ear dimension of each individual can vary, it may not be possible to manufacture custom size products which can accurate fit to every individual.
- But the shooting ear muffs designers have come with some of the most innovative concepts for the design of shooting ear muffs. They consider the mean average value (on the higher side of dimension) for the designing of ear cups (L X W X D), the swivel connectors, headband thickness, and total length and the points for fitting twin sliders in the headband. By taking care of all these parameters during the designing stages they are able to provide the most optimized structure which can fit into different head and ear sizes. Of course the design for different age groups would be done with varying dimensions of the swivel ear cups and the headband length. Once the user wears the shooting ear muffs and adjusts the fitness factors, it gets sealed into the head and external ear regions comfortably.
- The external ear is very sensitive to physical pressure. When the inner layers of the shooting ear muffs apply physical pressure on them, it may give rise to high levels of irritation. Undersize cups can cause the ear to fold, applying stress on them. When the ears are subject to prolonged stress it can result in unhealthy conditions. The users may stop wearing the device and increase the risk of hearing loss.
- The design and structure of ClearArmor 141001 Shooters Hearing Protection Safety Ear Muffs are in perfect conformance with the ANSI S-3.19 and CE-EN-352.1 standards. The inner sides of the swivel cup provide the cushioning effects to the ears with skin friendly foam material. At the same time sufficient space is provided for the entire external ear to remain free of any contacts with the internal parts of the shooting ear muffs. The only points of contact will be the external edges of the muffs which seal the region around the ears, including the rear ear region.