Earplugs Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Germany, UK, Italy, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa), Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023
Report ID: GMI354
Earplugs market size was valued around USD 600 million in 2015, and is expected to witness significant growth from 2016 to 2023. Increasing consciousness regarding ear protection among users is likely to drive demand over the forecast period.
Escalating demand for noise cancellation or Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) devices is likely to propel the earplugs market share over the next seven years. High durability offered by these devices is expected to boost demand.
Features such as ease of use and comfort are predicted to positively impact the earplugs market share from 2016 to 2023. It drowns out ambient noise by playing white sound in the auditory canal, thus functioning as defective hearing aid. They are proven to be very efficient at cancelling background noises.
Earplugs made of cotton and wax provides high comfort and effectively mutes the external sound. Earmuffs are devices that fit over the external part of the ear and have limited effectiveness since their quality depends mainly on the seal, owing to which a combination of earplugs and earmuffs are greatly used in certain environments. These products also offer high hearing protection when exposed to high intensity noise as much as 85 decibels for longer hours.
Moldable silicon earplugs market size is likely to witness substantial growth owing to numerous benefits offered such as precise fitting, high comfort, and discreet appearance. Furthermore, canal caps have flexible tips that act as a cap over the ear canal. These are ideal for applications involving frequent application and removal of the product. They offer low protection when compared to earmuffs and are not designed for long term or continuous usage. Uniform attenuation earplugs are likely to provide better natural sound perception with the help of acoustic filters.
Increasing significance of these devices in numerous industry sectors such as military application as well as gun enthusiasts is predicted to propel the earplug market growth over the forecast period.
Impropriate use of this product may lead to ear infections. Prolonged use may prevent ear wax to drain properly, causing severe pain. It is recommended to take proper care of the product as it is prone to bacterial growth. Users are recommended to be gentle while removing them as it can damage the ear drum. Furthermore, inappropriate use is likely to cause muffled hearing.
Construction, forestry, military, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, and others are the key end-use segments. Mining sector is likely to dominate the industry over the next seven years. In addition, construction sector is likely to witness significant gains owing to increasing stringent regulations for workers. Manufacturers are now focusing on development of products that can be worn together such as earmuffs with safety helmets or face shield. The healthcare industry is expected to gain share over the forecast period.
U.S. earplugs market share is expected to continue its dominance owing to high disposable income, increasing awareness about noise pollution hazards accompanied by rapid technological advancements across the region. Europe earplugs market size is predicted to experience high growth prospects over the forecast period. Middle East & Africa is expected to pose massive growth opportunities from 2016 to 2023. Lack of awareness regarding importance of these devices across certain regions is anticipated to hinder earplug market growth.
Key participants accounting for earplugs market share include Accoutrements, 3M, Etymotic Research, Hearos, Hosa Technology, and Honeywell. Hush earplugs are wireless noise masking devices that enable the user to sleep while still hearing phone calls, alarms, and alerts.
Other prominent members in the industry are LiveMus!c, Dongguan Yingfa, Bengbu Hucong, Huizhou Yibang, Jinhua Baidun, Liberty Glove & Safety, Mack's, Moldex, Microgard, Noise Busters Direct, Ohropax, Ohrfrieden, Radians Custom, Uvex Safety Group, Speedo, Westone, and e-Plugz Premium.
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