Many people need to wear multiple personal protective equipment (PPE) at the same time. Smooth integration of that equipment is essential for comfort, productivity and compliance. Wearing PPE is important to be sure. However, it’s also much harder to do when the products needed don’t fit quite right or cause any type of discomfort when worn together.
SightLines Replacement Ear Cushions serve to eliminate any issues of comfort, compliance and productivity for anyone needing to wear safety glasses (or any type of glasses) along with a headset (earmuffs for hearing safety, for example). Those include everyone from gun enthusiasts and weekend warriors to construction and factory workers to airline pilots and music professionals.
“People can dramatically increase the level of comfort, noise reduction and sound isolation. You can forget your headset is on and simply concentrate on what’s important to you in the moment.” (Noisefighters)
Traditional vs. SightLines
Traditional headsets depend on soft ear cushions to conform to the shape of eyewear stems. This often results in uneven pressure around ears, which causes hot spots that lead to headaches. In addition, compliance to hearing safety standards is compromised when unwanted noise makes its way through to ears via the broken seal.
SightLines solves this problem and promises zero eyewear interference, no more headaches and less noise through “relief cuts” at the top of the cushion. Eyewear stems simply sit in these cuts above the cushion. Glasses with straight stems work best, but hooked stems protruding below the relief cuts still receive a great seal. Glasses sit at a very slight upward angle, but it’s hardly noticeable after only a few moments.
A Secure Seal
A secure seal is important with regard to hearing safety and quality. A broken seal allows more noise into the headset. More noise reaching ears often means a serious safety issue.
Government testing shows a 1-10dB decrease in sound deadening when eyewear breaks the seal on traditional ear cushions. A 3dB increase represents a doubling of sound intensity. (Hearing Protection of Earmuffs Worn Over Eyeglasses)
In addition to possibly damaging ears, a broken seal can also be annoying for those wanting to keep out distracting noises. For example, audio professionals want clear monitoring, airline pilots want to focus on incoming traffic, and airline passengers want to block out irritations.
Not only do SightLines provide a solution to the discomfort of wearing eyewear with headsets, they also improve the quality of the headset and the hearing protection it provides.
Most people also notice improved sound-deadening after installing SightLines. In addition, because of the superior comfort and softness of the silicone gel inside Sightlines cushions, many find them to be an essential upgrade to any headset.
“These [cushions] make $60 headphones feel like $350 headphones.” (Firearms Enthusiast)
Current availability are SightLines that fit only Howard Leight Earmuffs. However, the company is working on additional styles, including a stickback mount and a stretchback mount, to fit more headset brands.
Installation of SightLines is easy. Simply snap out the current cushions, and snap in Sightlines.
SightLines are made in the USA by a USMC veteran-owned company and designed for use in any climate. They are UV-resistant, waterproof and long-lasting.