The earBanZ hearing protection ear muffs effectively attenuate harmful loud noises without shutting out other ambient sounds. The earmuffs are easy and comfortable to wear, with a low profile and no protruding parts that can catch on things, which makes it nice for carrying your infant. The wide, foam-filled cushions ensure that the head band doesn’t squeeze uncomfortably, and there is plenty of space for the ears inside the shells. The earmuffs have a comfy leather cover over the headband to ensure all over comfort!
Baby Banz ear muffs come in 2 sizes which makes them great for infants and children who are sensitive to noise but they are perfect for all sorts of activities including: helping out to mow the yard or with workshop projects, going to sporting events, car races or air shows, boating, music concerts or band rehearsals, shooting or gun competitions and hunting, but most of all to help calm young children in noisy environments.
Your child will still be able to hear, this is important to their safety, however the dangerous levels of
noise will be reduced. The less noise the child is exposed to, the less noise the ear muffs will let through. This also applies to ear plugs.
Newborn protection: Size 0-2
Since all babies differ in head size, it is hard to design hearing protection with just a newborn baby in mind. Although these ear muffs are recommend for babies from 3 months, they will also fit a lot of younger babies too. A lot of parents have successfully used our ear muffs on babies as young as 6 weeks old. It is okay for the headband to extend above the top of the head, just as long as the ear cups seal around the full perimeter of the ear. The Infant earBanZ are rated for newborns through age 24 month and up (should your little one have a smaller head)!
Fitting your child:
Make sure the child’s ear is enclosed inside the space in the ear cup and that the cushions seal fully against the head around the full perimeter if the child’s ear. Adjust the headband so that it sits comfortably over the top of the head. Sunglasses, reading glasses and thick hair can reduce the performance and fit of ear muffs.
Understanding the Ratings and Standards:
NRR stands for Noise Reduction Rating, and SNR stands for Single Noise Ratio. Basically, these two ratings are used to give a measurement of the average decibel attenuation ( lowering of the noise level ) over a range of specified frequencies. They are calculated slightly different and because of this the SNR rating will come out higher than the NNR rating.
The letters printed on the side of the earmuffs refer to various international safety standards:
ANSI S3.19 – The American National Standards Institute is a private, nonprofit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. Equivalent Australian companies include SAI Global and Standards Australia. S3.19 is the standard introduced by the ANSI to regulate hearing protection devices. Banz Ear Muffs meet these requirements.
EN352-1: 1993 – This is the European Standard for hearing protection and hearing protectors, as well as protective clothing and other safety measures. Em’s For Kids also meet this standard.
Weight 190 grams
SNR 26dB NRR 21dB
Mean Attenuation @ 500Hz 25.7dB
Mean Attentuation @ 1000Hz 35.2dB
Dimensions 10cm H 12cm W (folded); 17cm H 13cm W (opened)