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TASCOAre YOU Plugged In?

TASCO offers an extensive line of earplugs designed to provide comfort, compliance and protection. From the new Therma-Soft 30 foam earplug to our family of re-useable pre-molded earplugs and ear-bands, TASCO hearing protection will make sure you STAY PLUGGING IN!

SoftSeal 32

SoftSeal 33

Made from a "Super" soft, low-pressure Polyurethane Foam that provides incredible comfort. Exerts very low pressure on the ear canal. Tapered and smooth design allows for quick, easy and positive insertion. Bright purple plugs and bright yellow cord for easy compliance checks. Extended length allows for quick and simple removal and makes earplug more visible from a distance. Available with or without cord. Packaged in poly bags of 200 pair per dispenser uncorded, 100 pair corded. 10 dispensers per case. NRR= 33dB, CSA Class A(L) - Tested at a NVLAP accredited laboratory.

SoftSeal 32
Therma-Soft 30 Premium PVC Foam

Therma-Soft 30™ Premium PVC Foam
Made by TASCO in the USA - Super Quality and Pricing!

Manufactured from dependable PVC foam, these Therma-Soft 30™ earplugs are much softer than the competition. Slower "recovery time" allows for deeper insertion and a more secure fit. Improved foam responds to body heat by getting softer with use. Plugs are available with or without cord. Packaged in poly bags 200 pair per dispenser uncorded, 100 pair corded. 10 dispensers per case. NRR=30dB, CSA Class A(L).

SoftSeal 32
Tri-Grip Pre-molded Earplug

Tri-Grip Pre-molded Earplug

Spherically curved flange design gives the most comfortable fit of any reusable earplug. Conforms to oval shape of ear providing additional comfort. Unique triangular stem assures full control when inserting into ear canal. Washable, promotes worker hygiene. No rolling or touching plug portion during insertion. One size fits all. Plugs are available with or without cord. Packaged 100 pair per dispenser, 18 dispensers per case. NRR=27dB CSA Class A(L).



One of the industries best selling reusable earplugs. This universal size plug comfortably fits most users. Designed with an inserter and long stem for more hygienic insertion and secure fit, the RD-1 is an excellent alternative to disposable or other reusable plugs. The RD-1 is also the most competitive reusable plug on the market. Available corded or uncorded, packed in bags 100 pair per dispenser or plastic cases, 50 pair per dispenser. NRR=24dB, CSA Class A(L).

RD-1 TrackerTM


Extra thin flanges and ultra soft silicone set this plug apart from other look alikes. Favored for many years, the Tri-Fit is color coded by size (green = small, orange = medium, blue = large). It is available with or without cord in Zip-loc bags, 100 pair per dispenser or plastic cases 20 pair per dispenser. NRR=25dB, CSA Class BL.



Contra-Band™ inner-aural hearing protector. The gel like pods are super-soft and ultra comfortable. This band is worn under the chin and features molded finger grips. Packaged 10 per box, 10 boxes per case. NRR=22dB, CSA Class BL.


Hearing Protection Metal Detectable Earplugs & Earbands


  • Tested at an independent NVLAP accredited laboratory.
  • Soft polyurethane expands slowly and uniformly for easier insertion.
  • Soft, smooth outer skin for all day comfort.
  • Metal Beads and cord embedded deeply into plugs for added security.
  • Ideal for food processing industry.
  • Bright blue plugs and cord for easy compliance and detection.
  • 769304 has metal bead and standard cord, - 200/box, 10 boxes per case.
  • 769305 has metal bead and metal detectable cord, - 200/box, 10 boxes per case.

Tri-Grip NRR 27

  • Tested at an independent, accredited laboratory.
  • Spherically curved flange design gives the most comfortable fit of any reusable earplug.
  • Conforms to oval shape of ear.
  • Unique patented triangular stem assures full control when inserting into ear canal.
  • Washable, promotes worker hygiene.
  • No rolling or touching plug portion during insertion.
  • Made in USA.

769011 TriGrip MD

  • Plugs feature fully metal infused ear plugs & cord for full dectectability - 100 pair/dispenser box.

769012 TriGrip M-Tek

  • Plugs feature metal infused cord and metal insert in ear plug stem - 100 pair/dispenser box.

RD-1 Tracker NRR 24

  • Tip-to-tip Detectability.
  • Plugs are dark blue with bright orange connecting cord.
  • Tested at an independent NVLAP accredited facility.
  • An excellent alternative to disposable earplugs.
  • The most competitive reusable earplug available.
  • Molded from extra soft PVC, one size fits most users.
  • An extra long tab makes the RD-1 easy to insert and remove.
  • Hygienically safe - no rolling or squeezing required.
  • Instant fit - no holding or waiting.
  • Made in USA.
  • 769005 - 100 pair/dispenser box.

Contra-Band™ NRR 22

  • 100% Detectable band and air filled pods.
  • Tip-to-tip Detectability.
  • Minimal pressure.
  • The industry's ONLY detectable band!.
  • Blue band with dark blue pods.
  • Made in USA.
  • 762300 - 10 per box.

Tasco    Tasco Ear Muff & Face Protection Products

Apache #2408

  • NRR=24 dB Worn Over-the-head.
  • CSA Class A. Tested at an independent NVLAP accredited laboratory.
  • Ideal combination of protection, comfort and value.
  • Cup and damper materials provide excellent co-worker communication.
  • Extra large, soft ear cushions.
  • Low headband force.
  • Ultra light, only 5.9 ounces.
  • Patent pending, positive hold ear cup positioning.
  • Incredibly competitive.
  • Made in U.S.A.

Premium Stainless Steel Earmuffs

Nextera® #3006

Two years of design and testing combined with over three decades of manufacturing experience were required to bring you the Nextera®. Very low headband force assures maximum comfort. Two point suspension for even pressure distribution. Spring stainless steel headbands for long life. NRR 30dB CSA Class AL. Tested at NVLAP accredited laboratory providing outstanding full spectrum attenuation.

Golden Eagle #2950

Rated #1 by the USAF. The Golden Eagle combines an ultra-soft head pad, Soft-Seal™ ear cushions, very low headband force and two point suspension stainless steel headbands to produce a comfort level that you would not believe possible in a muff this effective. Our flagship model. Black cups with gold logo. NRR 29 CSA Class AL.

Sound Star #2550

Incredible value! The Sound Star delivers exceptional performance and comfort using the same premium headband and cushions as the Golden Eagle. Low profile design and high comfort help increase worker acceptance. NRR 25 CSA Class A.

Sound Star Neckband #2552

Wear this Sound Star behind the neck for a variety of applications. Its ultra light and low profile design give the Sound Star an edge over conventional earmuffs. Made entirely in the USA with premium components, stainless steel wire bands and our Soft-Seal™ cushions. NRR 23 CSA Class B.

KidSafe Earmuffs

KidSafe Earmuff #772550KP, #772550KB, #772550KHG

KidSafe Hearing Protector specially designed thick headband and pad for children and adults with smaller heads. Even, four point pressure distribution combined with Soft-Seal™ ear cushions provide all-day comfort and very little squeeze. Deep ear cups allow ears to fit completely and comfortably inside. NRR 25 CSA Class A.

Dielectric Earmuffs

Silhouette Foldable Earmuff #2503

Introducing the foldable Silhouette earmuff. The Silhouette uses all premium components and materials to achieve the ultimate in lightweight comfort and wearability. The Silhouette folds into an ultra compact shape and is so comfortable, you'll forget it's on. NRR 25 CSA Class A.

Sound Shield #2900

Approved, recommended and used extensively by the United States Air Force since 1994. The Sound Shield is the highest rated three-position earmuff you can buy. The Sound Shield comes standard with a crown strap, our special wrap-around head pad and Soft-Seal™ ear cushions. Simply an amazing product for an amazing price and its the only 29 NRR three position earmuff made in the USA. NRR 29 CSA Class A.

Black Hawk #2700

Introducing the Blackhawk, TASCO's new high-performance, high quality three-position earmuff. This lightweight and comfortable earmuff features our patented Soft-Seal™ ear cushions and new foam head pad. The only thing economy about the Blackhawk is the PRICE! Check it out! NRR 27 CSA Class A.

T-2 Slimline #1988

The lowest profile earmuff ever made. Tapered ear cups and neckband design makes the Slimline the perfect product for use with most welding helmets, hard hats and bump caps. Super light and super competitive. Crown strap included. NRR 19 CSA Class B.

Capmount Earmuff Tension Adjustment

All TASCO Cap-Mount style earmuffs feature the exclusive TENSION ADJUSTMENT that allows the user to increase or decrease the band force of the earmuff. This feature provides improved sealing properties regardless of the hard hat size. Particularly important when using CSA Class E style hard hats that are larger in size.

Golden Eagle #2951

The cap-mounted Golden Eagle is a premium quality hearing protector. Built to last with wire form arms and super tough plastic components. The Golden Eagle uses our Soft-Seal™ ear cushions for superior comfort and performance. Fits all major slotted hard hats. NRR 26 CSA Class A.

Sound Star #2551

With the same features as our high end Golden Eagle, the Sound Star is lighter and has a lower profile. Fits all major slotted hard hats and features our exclusive TENSION ADJUSTMENT that allows you to increase or decrease the band force providing improved sealing properties regardless of the hard hat size. NRR 24 CSA Class A.

Sound Shield #2800

The Sound Shield is the highest rated cap-mounted earmuff on the market with a certified 28 NRR. center mount arm assembly enhances fit. Soft-Seal™ ear cushions and low band force help increase comfort. Fits all major slotted hard hats. Dielectric. NRR 28 CSA Class A.

Black Hawk #2400

The Blackhawk is now available on our best selling plastic arm assembly. Soft-Seal™ ear cushions and a lighter weight make this muff a joy to wear. Fits all major slotted hard hats. Dielectric. NRR 24 CSA Class A.

T-2000 #2286

The T-2000 is our best selling cap-mount. With an extra low profile and Soft-Seal™ cushions, it's easy to see why everyone is wearing them. A super competitive product with features only high-end cap-mounted muffs have. Fits all major slotted hard hats. Dielectric. NRR 22 CSA Class B.

TB-2 Visor Carrier #5000

Dielectric Hard Hat Headgear. Fits into all TASCO Cap-Mounted earmuffs. Adjustable to fit all hard hat brims. Easily raised and lowered, holds .040 and .060 windows from 12" to 20' in length and metal mesh visor.

A-10 Mounting Blades #5050

Sold seperately and fit all major slotted hats, one pair per bag.

Polycarbonate Visor - Universal Fit

Polycarbonate shields have superior impact resistance and are offered in various sizes and thicknesses. All Clearsafe windows feature a curved top for superior shaping and protection.

  • 15584PC - Clear 15.5 x 8 x .040.
  • 15586PC - Clear 15.5 x 8 x .060.
  • 20104PC - Clear 20 x 10 x .040.

PETG Visor - Universal Fit

Offers good impact protection at an affordable price. These shields are excellent general use solutions and offer much better splash protection than polycarbonate. A medium gray shade is offered and recommended for glare protection only.

  • 15584PE - Clear 15.5 x 8 x .040.
  • 20104PE - Clear 20 x 10 x .040.

Mesh Visors

4000 Metal Mesh Visor

The Metal Mesh visor is epoxy coated steel that provides ideal protection when working with a chainsaw.

4010 Fiberglass Mesh Visor

The Fiberglass mesh visor provides ideal protection when working with a chainsaw and dielectric applications when used in conjunction with earmuffs, visor carrier and head protection made of plastic components.

All TASCO products are made in the USA and are tested in an independent NVLAP certified facility.

Hear Protection Facts

  • Once hearing loss occurs, the damage is PERMANENT.
  • Hearing damage is cumulative, over time, & IRREVERSIBLE.
  • Hearing protection must be worn without exception in a toxic noise environment. Even short and seemingly harmless breaks in use during a workday can render currently available hearing protection products ineffective.
  • Neglecting to use hearing protection for even a short period of time amid high toxic noise can be the equivalent of not hear protection at all!
  • Number of U.S. workers exposed to toxic noise now tops 30 million, leaving NIHL (Noise-Induced Hearing Loss) as the leading occupational illness in North America, costing companies hundreds of millions of dollars annually in compensation claims, increase in premiums and employee productivity.

Permanent hearing loss has become the plight of hundreds of millions of industrial workers who have relied on traditional hearing protection, believing that these devices are a proper safety precaution.

  • Despite the widespread use of foam plugs and conventional earmuffs since OSHA first mandated hearing protection in 1972, the Ear Professional International Corporation (EPIC) reports that there has been no change in the number of people sustaining hearing loss..
  • According to NIOSH,
    • 1 in 4 American workers will suffer hearing loss.
    • A ration that as left some 10 million noise-exposed workers in the U.S. permanently deaf.
  • The believe is that, through rigid enforcement, employees will be either muscled or scared into wearing their hearing protection and eventually get with the program.
  • Enforcement seems to have done more to aggravate the problem than improve compliance or curb the alarming spread of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in the industrial workplace.
  • The keys to successful use of hearing protection products are;
    • Comfort - product must provide continued comfort for extended use.
    • Communication - product must allow user to hear conversation and warning signals while working in toxic noise environments. This is critical to worker performance and safety.
    • Education - users must be educated on the proper use of their hearing protection devices and the dangers of not wearing their hearing protection.
  • These are the issues that drive workers to remove their hearing protection in dangerous situations, resulting in diminishing the effectiveness of their hearing protection and increase exposure to toxic noise.


Examples Common Of Industrial Noise

Noise source Sound Level (dB(A))
Guns 140 ­ 180 (peak)
Airports 100 ­ 150
Mining 115 - 120
Pneumatic Hammers 110 - 120
Forestry Machines 105 - 120
Payloaders 105 - 115
Concrete Machines 100 - 115
Highways 100 - 110
Riveting 100 - 110
Diesel engines 90 ­ 120
Electric machines 90 - 110
Industrial ventilation 90 - 110
Chain saws 90 - 110
Wood industries 90 - 110
Farm tractors 85 - 100
Light tractors 85 - 95


Examples Common Of Environmental Noise

Noise source Sound Level (dB(A))
Normal Conversation 60 - 70
Busy Street, Dial Tone Phone 80 - 90
City Traffic Heard From Inside Of Car 85
Violin 84 - 103
Trombone 85 - 114
Average Walkman on 5 of 10 setting 94
Power Mower 107

Dentec Safety Specialists, Inc.
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