Sensgard claims the ZEM hearing protection device dampens the loud noise of machinery yet allows you to hear people talking to you, so you don’t have to remove your hearing protection. Instead of using foam or other material to attenuate sound waves, the ZEM directs sound away from the ear.
With the adjustable headband and a weight less than 2 oz, you can wear the ZEM comfortably for long periods. When you’re done for the day, the ZEM folds for easy storage.
Whether you’re at the construction site, at the shooting range, or just trying to drown out the kids playing while you’re trying to read, you can block noise with the ZEM for around $20. It comes in red, orange, blue, and grey.