BanZ Hearing Protection
Big Protection for Little Ears
BanZ kids ear muffs are designed to protect children from harmful noises. Our virtually indestructible earBanZ feature fashionable colors and prints plus offer great noise reduction for active babies and kids. earBanZ come in two styles and fit children age 2-10 years.
BanZ kids ear muffs are easy to wear, with a low profile and no protruding parts that can catch on things. The wide, foam-filled cushions ensure that the set doesn’t squeeze uncomfortably, and there is plenty of space for the ears inside the shells. BanZ earBanZ have a comfy leather-like cover over the headband to ensure all over comfort!! The weight is also important to comfort; each headset weighs just 190 grams.
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
- water skiing, boating and other water sports
- music concerts or band rehearsals
- watching shooting or gun competitions and hunting
- calming young children in noisy environments
How will I know if they are fitted correctly?
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.
What does NRR and SNR stand for and what do they mean?
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.
In simplified form, an NRR or SNR rating indicates the level that a noise can be reduced by wearing a hearing protection device. Example: If you have a noise level of 110 dBA and you have a NRR or SNR of 30, then the perceived noise level would be reduced to 80 dBA.
Will my child be able to hear anything with the ear muffs on?
Yes, 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.
What options are there for a newborn baby?
Although our kids earBanZ are rated for age 6 months and up, you may find you feel they are too tight for your younger infant’s head. Have no worries! BanZ mini earBanZ are hearing protection designed with a newborn baby in mind.
What do the letters printed on the earmuffs refer to?
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 earBanZ 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. BanZ earBanZ also meet this standard.
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In 2001, BanZ, Inc. found its start in “the land down under,” one of the harshest UV climates in the world. One Australian’s fruitless search for a proper pair of baby sunglasses for his infant son forced him to take action, leading to the development of the Original Baby BanZ sunglasses.
First introduced to the American market in 2002, BanZ is best known for their unique wrap-around, banded design and 100% UV protective lenses. Often imitated, but never duplicated, BanZ continue to be the standard for baby and children’s sunglasses and UV protection worldwide.
BanZ has not only made a name for itself in the United States, but across the globe as BanZ products can be found in countries around the world including Canada, South Africa, Japan, Korea, Germany, China, Greece, Switzerland, Brazil, France and England. The BanZ US headquarters and shipping warehouse is located in Missouri with corporate offices in Australia.
In an ever deteriorating UV climate, BanZ is steadfast in its ongoing effort to preserve the sensitive eyes, ears and precious skin of little ones everywhere. BanZ is committed to developing children’s UV protective sunglasses, hats, accessories, hearing protection and swimwear that not only protect them from environmental dangers, but are also comfortable, fun to wear and strong enough to last.