Let's start with some historical facts
At first hearing protections ear plugs where used to help users sleep. One of the first earplug introduced on a market was a round wax plug with natural cotton around it.
Invented in the late 1920s by Quies, the hearing protection was ordered by a drugstore customer who was complaining about sleeping problems. External noise can be a real scourge especially in cities and their busy city centre.
Hearing protection were ordered by a drugstore customer
It has been said that noise makes some of us loose at least an hour of restful sleep per night and could have serious damageable impact on one’s health on the long run…
Then, users started using hearing protections to block or minimize outside noises (snoring, car engine noise, noisy neighbours…)
Thus, the market adapted, and thanks to technological improvements, foam earplugs and silicone earplugs were introduced on the market.
These market innovations were driven by the industrial sector. Workers are the first exposed to machines’ rhythm which can be the origin of hearing problems or even drive someone completely deaf overtime.
To prevent this from happening foam earplugs where introduced in the work place and it is suggested to keep them at all times (no interruption)
Even a couple of minutes a day can have devastative impact of one’s hearing scale overtime.