Stop noise-induced hearing loss in just 6 minutes

Hearing properly protected to 30dB(PAR)
Comfortable to wear
Two year warranty
Optional noise attenuation testing
Cost-effective
Hygienic
Ready-to-use in 6 minutes

Single use Instant fitting Earplugs UnitSingle use fitting Unit

SonoLab system diagramMoulded earplugs

The SonoLab system

Information overview

The world’s first fitting noise protection system

This consists of a single-use headband which uses calibrated silicone cartridges containing inflation pumps that are filled with a medical grade silicone compound. It is this silicone that will flow into the unmoulded earplugs and form the finished custom-moulded plugs.

When the headband is in place, the installer opens the safety catches by releasing the activation switches one at a time. The silicone takes six minutes to cure and set. During this time, the user sits still, keeping the jaw and head as immobile as possible.

When the plugs are ready, they are removed from the single-use headset and attached to face plates and lanyard, which are supplied as part of the kit. They are ready to use immediately and will keep their shape, even though they continue to cure for the following 24 hours.

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A step by step fitting guide

Before fitting

Completing the two-year warranty form

Before fitting the earplugs, it’s important that the individual earplug user completes the warranty form below. This registers the individual set of earplugs for our two-year warranty.

If you are the user, you will need the batch number and lot code found on the clear plastic cover of the product packaging.

You will also need to verify the health of your ears. If you answer ‘yes’ to questions 14 and 15,  you will be warned not to proceed with fitting the product without a satisfactory note from a doctor or ear, nose and throat specialist with approval for its use.

Complete the warranty form here

If you are about to have SonoLab earplug fitted

Please ensure that you have cleaned your ears before you have your earplugs installed. If there is an unusual excess amount of wax build-up, then it’s important that this is removed before custom-fitting the SonoLab earplugs.

We strongly recommend that each user gets someone to help install the earplugs. Trying to do it yourself can be problematic, especially for users with smaller ear canals. Many SonoLab distributors will help with installations, and train others to help.

If you are about to install SonoLab earplug for someone

Many SonoLab distributors will help with installations, and train others to fit the earplugs.

If you are installing the earplugs for someone, it’s important that before proceeding you should:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and ideally use a hand-sanitiser
  • If possible use a space where you will not be disturbed
  • Make sure the person to be fitted is sitting comfortably and is not wearing glasses
  • Make sure the person is not chewing gum and knows not to eat or drink during the process as the jaw needs to remain still
  • Get a timer and pre-set it for six minutes. A Smart Phone will be ideal.

Clean and Healthy ears

We want to make sure that SonoLab earplugs are perfect for everyone, and so on the warranty form that is included with the product, we will ask the user about the health of his or her ears. If you answer ‘yes’ to questions 14 and 15 on the warranty form, users are warned not to proceed with fitting this product without a satisfactory note from a doctor or ear, nose and throat specialist with approval for its use.

Important storage information

When storing the pre-moulded product, please ensure it is not exposed to temperatures outside the ranges displayed on the packaging. These extreme exposures could cause the silicone to cure in the cartridges, thus rendering the product unusable.

Did you know?

Efficacy is related to the amount of time your hearing protection is used

An uncomfortable or cumbersome hearing protection device with lack of communication abilities is useless.

Indeed, each removal of a hearing protector decreases its efficacy. A product offering 30dB of noise reduction when worn 100% of exposure time (8 hours), will lose the equivalent of 7dB if removed one minute early. The same earplug, if worn half of the time, will offer only 3dB of noise reduction. In other words – nothing!

60

million people are exposed
to loud noise (Europe)

7%

of European employees have  hearing
impairment due to occupational noise

35

million Americans have hearing loss

60%

of veterans have hearing loss and tinnitus

SonoLab. Altogether a better approach

Proper protection against noise is now essential in the workplace

SonoLab Instant Fit Custom Moulded Earplugs provide you with the best, most comfortable and cost-effective hearing protection available anywhere in the world.

Noise-induced hearing loss has become the number one industrial injury claim in the UK, and EU laws are tightening to protect employees. As well as hearing loss itself, loud noise can result in occupational accidents because it masks warning signs, hinders communication and diverts attention.

Before SonoLab introduced its innovative new solution, there were three types of noise protection, none of which is ideal:

  • Earphones are effective but uncomfortable to wear for long periods. There is a risk that employees will fail to wear them even when they have been supplied.
  • Disposable plugs vary in effectiveness, depending upon the thoroughness with which the user inserts them. Even when very carefully placed in the ears, disposables are not as effective as custom-moulded plugs. They are also wasteful.
  • Custom moulded plugs give the best, most comfortable protection, but traditional supply is expensive, labour-intensive and can take up to three weeks to manufacture.

SonoLab Instant Fit Custom Moulded Earplugs give the same level of protection as traditional moulded plugs, and can be made and fitted in under 10 minutes. They are safe and very comfortable, so workers love wearing them. Some even take them home to combat a snoring partner!

SonoLab Instant Fit Custom Moulded Earplugs are designed to interface seamlessly with any communications device, and are available with different levels of noise filtering. We also have a metal-detectable option for the food industry, which is coloured blue for easy identification.

Flexible protection levels to suit your workplace

SonoLab Instant Fit Custom Moulded Earplugs will protect to an average noise attenuation of 30 decibels. If that sounds a bit scientific, it just means that the SonoLab earplugs will give you really high protection against noise, which is what most people want and need.

  • A small minority require lower levels of protection than attenuation of 30 decibels. For these users there is choice of SonoLab filters which are available separately, and which replace the filter in the standard product
    • The filters are made of mesh fabric contained within a metallic stainless steel cylinder
    • The black filter is ‘Full Block’ SNR 27 which comes with your standard set of SonoLab Instant Fit Custom Moulded Earplugs
    • The Yellow filter is SNR 24
    • The Red filter is SNR 21
  • For the food industry, SonoLab Instant Fit Custom Moulded Earplugs are available in a metal-detectable option and in blue for easy identification

How much protection are you really getting?

How much protection are you really getting

 ContinuousPermissable
Sound LevelExposure Time
Factory Noise85dB8 hours
Boiler Room88dB4 hours
Power Tools91dB2 hours
Tractor94dB1 hour
Newspaper press97dB30 minutes
Textile loom/Aerobic gym100dB15 minutes
Bulldozer103dB7.5 minutes
Personal music player106dB3.75 min (<4min)
Construction site109dB1.88 min (<2min)
Nail gun/Punch press112dB0.94 min (~1min)
Rock concert/Nightclub115dB28.12 sec (~30 sec)
Chainsaw/Circular saw118dB14.06 sec (~15 sec)
Jackhammer130dB< 1 second
Fireworks/Gunshot140dB+0

Cleaning and safety advice

The plug installation kit comes complete with a storage pouch specially designed to keep the earplugs clean and undamaged. The plugs can be put inside the pouch with no need to touch the ear pieces at all. This is a particularly neat tip for users in an environment where hand cleanliness is an issue.

There is a clip on the pouch, which is useful for attaching to a belt loop.

For regular maintenance, warm water is all that is required for keeping the earpieces hygienically clean and in tip top shape. A little soap may be used and an antibacterial wipe is also suitable.

SonoLab installation kit

Safety information

We want to make sure that SonoLab earplugs are perfect for everyone, and so on the warranty form that is included with the product, we will ask you about the health of your ears.

If you answer ‘yes’ to questions 14 and 15 on the warranty form, users are warned not to proceed with fitting this product until he or she has a satisfactory note from a doctor or ear, nose and throat specialist with approval for its use.

The safety of the SonoLab Instant Fit Custom Moulded Earplugs is thoroughly tested. The silicone used is of medical grade. The strength of the silicone plug is super-tested by inflating it to over 13 times its volume.

 

Inner ear SonoLab system diagram

SonoLab Instant Fit Custom Moulded Earplugs

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