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Vortex / Protective Equipment(PPE)


“Vortex” hearing protection is designed for use in manufacturing facilities of heavy industries such as construction and logistics. It caters to multiple different applications and can be worn with a range of head, eye and face personal protective equipment. The design provides excellent noise reduction and clear communication due to its innovative dual hearing protection and noise filtering system. It assists proper protection wearing of reusable in-ear plugs, while making it practical, hygienic and environmentally friendly. Available in various sizes, customized to a user’s ear canal, provides a more comfortable and personalized experience.



Singapore, Singapore

Loh Wen Andre,
Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Tay Meng Kiat Nicholas,
University of New South Wales