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.