You might be asking yourself if double hearing protection is something you should be considering. In order to understand what double hearing protection is, let’s start by reviewing why it is needed. OSHA has Occupational Noise Exposure standards in the U.S. to protect general industry workers from experiencing hearing damage by regulating the amount of noise they’re exposed to on the job, requiring the implementation of a hearing conservation program and having administrative controls in place. For general industry applications including utility work, manufacturing work and service sector work, adhering to this OSHA standard can typically be achieved by using a single hearing protection device – be it earmuffs or ear plugs. This is because the attenuation of a singular hearing protection device is enough to ensure adequate hearing protection for the wearer. Double protection is necessary when the attenuation of a singular hearing protection device is not enough to ensure adequate hearing protection for the wearer.