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If you work in construction or in a loud factory, you’re at risk of permanently damaging your eardrums. However, wearing a pair of protectors like the 3M WorkTunes Connect can go a long way to preserve your hearing. The pair is on sale for just $46, or $24 off at Amazon. That’s a 34 percent savings!
With up to 12 hours of battery life, the 3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protectors with Bluetooth are designed for anyone that works in a loud space. They’re not noise-canceling for safety reasons, but rather Noise Reduction Rated at 24 decibels (24dB NRR). This means you can still hear people around you if they need to get your attention. The ear cups are padded and feel comfortable enough to wear the entire workday, while the 3M WorkTunes Connect are truly effective at reducing background noise altogether.
What really makes them special is they double as a pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones! The hearing protectors can seamlessly sync to your smartphone without any wires or cords getting in the way. The audio quality is crisp and clear. They’re made to reduce noise, even when you’re listening to your favorite music and podcasts. But don’t worry, the background noise on a worksite will not interfere with the music in your ears.
The 3M hearing protectors even come with a built-in microphone, so you can make and receive phone calls, too (when paired with a smartphone).
Need another opinion? Here’s what Amazon shoppers are saying about these hearing protectors.
“My wife got me these to wear to protect my ears when doing yard work,” one Amazon reviewer shared. She said something about not wanting me to lose my hearing when I got older...I couldn't really hear what she was saying though. But seriously... these work great. They are Bluetooth-enabled and they were very easy to connect to my iPhone for while I'm working in the yard. Please note, take a moment to read the instructions on how to complete the pairing process as the headphones won't simply connect just by turning them on. The headphones have a voice-assist system which tells you when they are on, off, pairing, as well as, the battery life, which is definitely a nice touch.”
“I was doubtful about these at first, however after having them for about a week now I'm going to buy a second set for home. I use these daily at work. I work in a very noisy environment,” another five-star reviewer added. “We build tons of different aircraft components so there are always cutoff wheels, rivet guns, air compressors and other noisy tools running or in use around me. Granted when I'm using these I'm not operating any tools, rather I'm at my desk in the middle of the factory, but even as I walk around the factory if i have these on and some music on about 1/4 to 1/2 volume I escape and cannot hear anything but music. I'll literally take them off cause someone is speaking to me and I can't hear them. Meanwhile as I pull them off I'm overcome by the noise of a saw or rivet gun in close proximity I had no idea was in use.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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