Earplugs are the devices, inserted to the ear canal with the objective to protect user’s ears from invasion of water, noises, dust and foreign bodies. It further reduces the sound volume. It is often used to help in preventing the hearing loss & tinnitus. There are generally four types of earplug fittings for hearing protection: foam earplugs, flanged silicone earplugs, wax earplugs, and custom molded earplugs.
According to study, “Global Earplugs Market to reach USD 18.3 billion by 2027” the key companies operating in the global earplugs market are DUBS Acoustic Filters, Honeywell, EarPeace, 3M, Etymotic Research, DAP World Inc., TM Manufacturing, Surefire, Moldex, Macks, Alpine SleepSoft, Pluggerz, ProGuard, Plugfones, Cirrus Healthcare, Ear Band-It, and Appia Healthcare Limited. Other prominent vendors of the earplugs market are Living Stones Biz, Bengbu Hucong, Dongguan Yingfa,Microgard, Radians Custom, and Westone. These industry competitors have adopted various strategies for instance expansion, joint ventures, collaboration, new product development, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, and other major strategies to gain the competitive edge in the industry. Growing emphasis on custom-tailored hearing safety devices and surge in technological shift toward adoption of earplugs with acoustic filters are the key trends in the earplugs market.
Based on product type, earplugs market is segmented as silicone, foam, custom molded and flanged earplugs. Moldable earplugs are made of silicon is estimated to observe considerable growth owing to its features such as exact fitting, greater coziness, and good design during the forecast period. Based on application, market is segmented as sleeping, swimming, noise reduction, travel and others. In addition, based on end-user, market is segmented as manufacturing, military, forestry, construction, healthcare, entertainment, mining, and others. Construction sector is predicted to have highest growth rate due to growth in stringent regulations for workers during the forecast period.
The earplugs market is driven by rise in demand for Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) or noise cancellation devices, followed by increase in consciousness about ear protection amongst the population. However, improper hearing attenuation and lack of awareness about the importance of earplugs may impact the market.
Based on regional analysis, the earplugs market is considered for the key regions such as North-American region, Asian-Pacific, European, Latin American and Rest of the World. The North-American is a leading region in global earplugs market owing to rise in awareness about noise pollution hazards coupled with high disposable income accompanied by growth in technological advancements across the region. Whereas, the European and Asian-Pacific regions are anticipated to show considerable growth rate due to rise in adoption of molded earplugs over the forecast period. It is expected that future of the global market will be bright as a result of increase in use of ear plugs (earplug) in household, entertainment, industry and other industries during the forecast period. The global earplug market is valued around US $7.5 billion in 2019 and is likely to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 10.4 % during the forecast period 2020-2027.
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