When hazardous noise cannot be reduced by other means, employers are responsible for providing appropriate hearing protection, such as earplugs or earmuffs.
It’s important for employers to provide several different types of hearing protection, to allow for worker preference, comfort, and size. If workers find equipment uncomfortable, impractical, or ill fitting, they probably won’t wear it. To best protect workers, the equipment has to fit properly and be worn at all times.
For information on choosing and safely using hearing protection, see the following resources.