Avantor Presents 3M Solutions From Detection To Protection & Validation

Hearing Protection

Easy solutions to complex hearing protection challenges

As a key strategic partner to Avantor in personal protective equipment and safety solutions, 3M is passionate about protecting the health and safety of workers in all types of industries and workforce environments.

3M, as a global authority in helping you solve your most complex hearing protection challenges, has launched great tools and services to assist you – from detection to protection to validation.

Use this new platform to download these new tools and services to complement the Avantor offering of personal protection equipment.


Detecting noise levels in the workplace is the first step to ensure your workforce is protected.

Complying with regulations, selecting appropriate protection, and analysing noise control options are all easier with 3M solutions for exposure assessment, noise analysis and employee engagement.

3M's accurate, reliable, and flexible instrumentation coupled with powerful software is the innovative solution for your noise detection challenge.

View the latest hearing standards

The European Noise Directive Pocket Guide


Once you have detected your noise level, it is critical to select a hearing protector that your employees are motivated to wear.

3M has the broadest selection of hearing protectors for a wide range of environments. Trouble fitting your plugs? Need to communicate in noise? Dirty hands? Hot, humid conditions?

These are just a few of the many challenges that 3M's innovative products can solve for you.

How to select hearing protective equipment

Use and care of hearing protection


You have offered hearing protection to your workers. Now, how do you gain confidence they are protected?

3M™ EARfit™ Dual-Ear Validation System utilises F-Mire technology to measure the level of employee hearing protection in just 10 seconds. Workers receive their own personal attenuation rating (PAR) and learn how correctly inserting the right earplug increases their level of protection.

How to improve Field Performance of Hearing Protectors


Focus: Safety

Hearing Protection, Production Insight Magazine April 2016

Why hearing protection is needed
Fitting foam earplugs
Fitting pre-moulded earplugs
Validation for ear fit testing

3M™ E-A-R Classic™ Earplugs


One Touch™ Pro Earplugs Dispenser


3M™ Peltor™ X Series Earmuffs


3M Product (click to order in our webshop)
Features Attenuation
in dB (SNR)

3M™ Roll-down ear plugs
3M™ Roll-down ear plugs (corded)

The standard disposable solution for long exposure periods


Metal detectable/
Small ear canals/ Corded version/ Colours/Material

from 28dB to 39dB

3M™ Pod ear plugs

The smart solution for hygienic, low cost hearing protection. No roll down required


Corded version/ Colours

from 28dB to 35dB

3M™ Pre-moulded reusable ear plugs

The practical reusable solution with resealable pack or storage case


Corded/ Metal detectable/ Transparent/ Low attenuation

from 20dB to 35dB

3M™ Earplug Dispenser

The easiest way to get your 3M Ear Plugs ready for use for the users


Banded Ear Plugs

Perfect solution for intermittent wearing periods and limited exposure to noise


Multiposition/ Pod shapes/ Low attenuation

from 23dB to 26dB

3M™ PELTOR™ Earmuffs X Series

All available as headband or helmet mounted version.

Newly designed spacer for improved attenuation.


Helmet mounted

from 26dB to 28dB

Earmuffs, Peltor™ X Series
Extremely slim and lightweight earcups providing excellent compatibility when used with other 3M PPE.


Headband/ Helmet mounted

from 26dB to 28dB

Earmuffs, Peltor™ X Series
The earmuff for extremely high noise environments.


Headband/ Helmet mounted

from 34dB to 35dB