DE102005039613B4 - ear protection - Google Patents

ear protection

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DE102005039613B4
DE102005039613B4 DE200510039613 DE102005039613A DE102005039613B4 DE 102005039613 B4 DE102005039613 B4 DE 102005039613B4 DE 200510039613 DE200510039613 DE 200510039613 DE 102005039613 A DE102005039613 A DE 102005039613A DE 102005039613 B4 DE102005039613 B4 DE 102005039613B4
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annular channel
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Dirk Jansen
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Janssen, Dirk
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F11/00Methods or devices for treatment of the ears, e.g. surgical; Protective devices for the ears, carried on the body or in the hand; Non-electric hearing aids
    • A61F11/06Protective devices for the ears
    • A61F11/08Protective devices for the ears internal, e.g. earplugs

Abstract

Ear protection, consisting of a flexible elongated soft plastic body such as silicone, on its lateral surface at least one annular channel is formed, characterized that in addition circumferential sealing ring (6) made of plastically malleable material available is and that this used in one of the ring channels (5) or used is, wherein the sealing ring material radially over the annular channel side walls at least slight protrudes.

Description

  • The The invention relates to a hearing protection according to the preamble of the claim 1, in particular as noise, Sound, wind and / or water protection is used.
  • As hearing protection, there are currently essentially three different systems available on the market:
    • - balls of so-called ear wax or very soft silicone, which are applied in the ear canal,
    • - roll-shaped or otherwise (eg unilaterally conical or tronic) molded foam materials which are compressed prior to application and re-expand in the ear canal;
    • - Made of silicone or other materials existing fittings with radially encircling slats.
  • The currently the most common on the market Hearing protection devices are z. As the "hearing protection guide" SonicShop GmbH, D-71254 Ditzingen, which is also available at www.SonicShop.info is visible.
  • There are described among other things:
    • - bathing roll from Ohropax, which is intended to protect against ingress of water, but is not sufficient as noise protection;
    • - Ear wax balls, also of ear plugs, which become deformable by Rolien between the fingers, and consisting of wax material with integrated textile or cotton wool fibers, which do not exert any unpleasant elastic pressure, but their re-application may be problematic because these wax pieces are not provided with handle parts;
    • - Foam ear protection with or without grooved profile on the outer surface or with foam shield, as well as in the DE 697 32 021 T2 described, but which can give an uncomfortable wearing feeling, because of the elastic pressure they exert in the ear canal;
    • - Ear plug with a flexible centric stick, at one end of the plug-in thin, mushroom-shaped opposite to the direction of insertion extending membrane slats are provided from very flexible material such. B. also in the DE 699 18 490 T2 and DE 100 40 766 A1 described;
    • - Ear plug with filter system (called "earplanes"), consisting of a flexible elongated body, on the lateral surface of which a plurality of radial flanges or soft-flexible, substantially radially-facing fins are provided, which are arranged in axial spacing to each other, as well eg in the DE 42 17 043 A1 and the. DE 697 20 151 T2 described in the latter, a combination of two elastic materials of different hardness is used.
  • Though let the last two types of ear plug through the easily insert very soft fins into the ear canal. However, they can the soft but in the form fixed slats the very different individual ear canal shapes and cross sections not optimally adapt, so that these unpleasant pressure sensations cause in the ear and / or a complete seal of the ear canal (as required, for example, to protect against the ingress of water) not sufficiently guarantee.
  • task The invention is therefore an ear protection of the above genus on the one hand offers a very good hearing protection, with good grip both during insertion and during execution and optimally circumferentially adapts to the ear canal and causes only a very low foreign body sensation; this with a simple structure and handling.
  • These The task is done by hearing protection solved with the feature of claim 1. Further advantageous embodiments The invention are characterized in the subclaims.
  • the according to is additionally one circumferential sealing ring made of wax or other soft plastic moldable Material present in at least one of the ring channels of the hearing protection body used or is insertable, wherein the sealing ring material radially over the Annulus side surfaces at least slightly protrudes, preferably correspondingly curved. Preferably while using the so-called "ear wax", like it z. B. also in the wax balls of the company Ohropax GmbH available is and that of a special wax mixture with embedded fine cotton wool or cotton threads exists, which prevent a break-up of the wax mass (see also under www.ohropax.de). When applying this new ear or hearing protection The soft deformable sealing ring adapts to wax or other moldable materials (in the form of plasticine) the individually shaped ear canal optimal. The deformable sealing ring mass thus fits the ear canal shape even if it is irregular, by being plastically inelastic at the auditory canal wall pressed accordingly is applied. Because no elastic Restoring forces to In addition, no pressure is exerted on the auditory canal walls, especially after prolonged Wearing a hearing protection could make it uncomfortable.
  • The ear protection body can be an in have substantially cylindrical shape, with in the insertion cambered or rounded tapered headboard in hat or mushroom shape and with a handle portion, between these two parts of the annular channel is provided with a smaller diameter, in which then inserted the ear wax ring or cast and axially supported on the annular channel walls.
  • When Hearing protection body can but also a normal market above-described ear plug serving on the lateral surface at least two soft-flexible, radially facing slats are provided, the form an annular channel between them. The best known of these hearing protectors usually has four lamellae, so with three ring channels between this, where it makes sense the ear wax ring in the middle Provide annular channel. It is also advantageous if about a third the ring height over the channel height or the slat walls outstanding protrudes, which then also sufficient wax is available, too extreme deformations to withstand.
  • to better handling is the handle part of the hearing protection body with Profiling, such as grooves, waves, notches, flats, various depressions or coarsely porous consistency of the outer skin, to ensure a very good grip during insertion and removal, as this Ear plugs during his Proper handling, respectively axially inserted or pushed out or pressed and at the same time is subjected to an at least slight rotational movement.
  • Also in the ear canal sealing ear wax ring may be different in combination with the body or plug part be provided. Thus, the ear wax as a ring with circular, oval or square cross section manufacturer side in the body-ring groove be poured.
  • Of the Earwax ring can also be used as a separate earwax strand manufactured according to cross section, z. B. be extruded and on corresponding circumferential length cut off and then inserted into the annular groove and the strand sides sticking together pressed together become.
  • It But it can also because the ear wax depending on the duration of use and / or Input and output frequency worn and / or unattractive, will be beneficial if one Hearing protection body not only a wax ring is assigned but whose several are present then z. B. in each case a body at least two, but advantageously several, earwax strands corresponding Length as replacement parts are assigned. Is an ear wax ring that has been used several times already unsightly or otherwise damaged, then this wax material is easily removed from the annular channel and a new ear wax strand in these appeal. It can of course instead of single strand pieces certain length also a longer one Ear wax strand associated with a plug body be and you can then cut off from this long strand as needed correspondingly shorter pieces and the plug body with to be refitted.
  • Around when storing the hearing protection z. B. in a jar or in a box a "lie" of the relatively soft-deformable Wax ring, z. B. a one-sided flattening on the support side, to avoid is in the appropriate storage part, z. B. the Box base, an insert with a correspondingly shaped recess provide that with the outside dimensions of hearing protection. It makes sense, although the corresponding cover part in the same Way has a profiled insert, so that the hearing protection of the invention is practically completely enclosed and the wax or sealing ring undergoes no deformation. On the contrary, by appropriate formations in the box can wax rings deformed by previous use in the ear in a concentric uniform ring shape reshaped become. Of course is that in these storage containers, so box or Can, at least one hearing protector either parallel or vertically inserted recording takes place. at parallel or horizontal recording of Wachsring earplugs is the box dividing plane in the axis plane of the hearing protection to provide while for vertical insertion or insertion of the hearing protection in the lower box part, the parting plane or surface and at the same time the insertion depth of the hearing protection, the radial center plane of the sealing or wax ring or of this bearing ring groove is.
  • following The invention will be described with reference to several embodiments with reference to the drawing closer explained.
  • It demonstrate:
  • 1 a top view of a hearing protection in the first embodiment with a cylindrical body, an annular groove, an inserted in this sealing ring and mushroom-shaped insertion head,
  • 2 a top view of a hearing protection in the second embodiment, with cylindrical body, conical insertion head, radial blades and a sealing ring between them,
  • 3 a top view of an ear protection in the third embodiment, with a lamellar body with a plurality of annular channels and in the central channel inserted sealing ring,
  • 4 a hearing protection inserted vertically in a storage box,
  • 5 a hearing protection housed horizontally in a storage box, and
  • 6 a plan view of the lower part of an open storage box with a hearing protection with sealing ring, several sealing strand parts and a long, spirally folded sealing strand.
  • How out 1 can be seen, there is the hearing protection according to the invention 1 from an elongated, rotationally symmetrical body 2 , its introductory part 3 as a rounded insertion head 4 is formed, which has the shape of a hat or mushroom and the one annular channel 5 assigned. In this ring channel 5 is a sealing ring 6 inserted or cast, which consists of plastically deformable material, for. B. from earwax, also known from the wax balls of Ohropax GmbH. The body 2 points adjacent to the annular channel 5 a support shoulder 7 and axially following this a slimmer cylindrical or slightly conical handle portion 8th on.
  • The in 2 illustrated hearing protection 10 shows an embodiment in which the body 2 at the introductory 3 a conical insertion head 4 owns and over the ring channel 5 spaced a radially facing, insertion slightly bevelled blade 11 owns, followed by a slender cylindrical handle part 8th , Again, in the ring channel 5 a sealing ring 6 Made of soft elastic deformable plastic material, such as earwax, molded.
  • 3 shows an embodiment in which an ear protection 13 from a commercially available lamellar body 14 consists, at the insertion side slightly conically tapered insertion part soft elastic slats radially projecting slightly bevelled insertion, wherein between the slats in each case an annular channel 5 is formed. The narrow insertion head 4 is insertion-rounded dome-shaped and protrudes radially lamellar, while the axially opposite handle part 8th slightly conically tapered is formed. In the middle ring channel here is a sealing ring 6 intended.
  • In 4 is shown as a hearing protection 1 in vertical orientation, with the insertion head 4 down, in the lower part of the box 16 a receiving box is inserted and that in a provided in this recording profile 17 , Here is the recording profile 17 designed so that it is the upper box part surface 18 towards a ring part 19 possesses, in the inserted state of hearing protection 1 its sealing ring 6 surrounds to its radial center plane. The upper box lid 20 is at the same time designed so that it over the lower part of the box 16 in the adjusted state protruding part of the hearing protection 1 takes shape, wherein the molded in the cover part receiving profile 21 a similar ring part 19 As the lower part of the box has, so that when vertically nesting the two box parts 16 and 20 the plastically deformable sealing ring 6 , which has been sensibly already pushed radially by hand, is deformed back to an optimal ring shape.
  • In 5 is shown as in a lower box part 16 an ear protection 1 is horizontally inserted and that in a recording profile 22 , which corresponds to the outer profile of the axial half of the hearing protection. Thus lies the axis 23 of hearing protection in the plane of the upper surface 18 of the lower part of the box 16 , An identical profile 22 is also in the upper part of the box 20 provided, so that in the closed state of the box, so in full succession resting the two box parts 16 and 20 , the ring parts 19 the two box parts the plastically deformable sealing ring 6 wrap around and thereby deform accordingly or deform back into the desired shape.
  • In 6 is finally shown as in a lower box part 16 on the one hand, hearing protection 1 is inserted and right of it sealing ring strand pieces 24 , These are inserted here in a curly form. But they can also be inserted as straight strand pieces or in any form in the box, preferably in corresponding recesses. Furthermore, in the left part of the box is a long sealant strand 25 to recognize, which is folded together to save space in the form of a spiral. Of course, the relatively long strand in meandering form or around the center here arranged hearing protection 1 be provided laid. Also, any further, space-saving and / or useful arrangement of the strand 25 possible, depending on the space and size relationships.
  • 1
    Ear protection, first execution
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    body
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    introductory
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    insertion head
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    annular channel
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    seal
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    support shoulder
    8th
    handle part
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    Ear protection, second embodiment
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    lamella
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    -
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    Ear protection, third execution
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    lamellar bodies
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    lower box part
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    Up profile
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    area
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    ring part
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    Oberer box part
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    Up profile
    22
    Up profile
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    axis
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    strand pieces
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    Longer strand

Claims (9)

  1. Hearing protection, consisting of a flexible elongated body made of soft plastic such as silicone, on the lateral surface of which at least one annular channel is formed, characterized in that in addition a peripheral sealing ring ( 6 ) is made of plastically malleable material and that this in one of the ring channels ( 5 ) is inserted or used, wherein the sealing ring material protrudes radially over the annular channel side walls at least slightly.
  2. Hearing protection according to claim 1, characterized in that the sealing ring ( 6 ) consists of ear wax and 1/3 to 3/4 of its diameter radially across the side walls of the annular channel ( 5 ) stands out.
  3. Hearing protection according to claim 2, characterized in that the sealing ring ( 6 ) consists of a wax material or other soft plastic material with embedded fibers.
  4. Hearing protection according to claim 1, characterized in that as a sealing ring ( 6 ) a separate strand of material is provided, if necessary, in the annular channel ( 5 ) of the hearing protection body ( 2 ) is inserted by hand and squeezed into a ring or zusammenkoppelbar.
  5. Hearing protection according to claim 1, characterized in that the sealing ring ( 6 ) already in the manufacturer's side in the annular channel ( 5 ) is inserted or cast.
  6. Hearing protection according to claim 1, characterized in that the hearing protection body ( 2 ) a stud lamellar body ( 14 ), on whose body lateral surface at least two soft-flexible, radially-facing lamellae are provided which between themselves each have an annular channel ( 5 ) form.
  7. Hearing protection according to claim 1, characterized in that the body ( 2 ) only one, near the insertion end ( 3 ) arranged annular channel ( 5 ) has, to the insertion end through a plug-in ( 4 ) in the form of a hat or mushroom head, is delimited and the. Handle end through the handle part ( 8th ) or a slightly raised support shoulder ( 7 ) of the handle part ( 8th ) is axially limited.
  8. Hearing protection according to claim 7, characterized in that the grip part ( 8th ) is profiled on its peripheral surface, against slipping.
  9. ear protection according to claim 8, characterized in that as profiling grooves, Corrugations, notches, flattenings, depressions, coarsely porous consistency the outer skin or hump are provided.
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DE69732021T2 (en) * 1996-08-15 2005-05-19 Cabot Safety Intermediate Corp., Southbridge Health protection equipped with foam and a porous substance, and method for the production thereof
DE69720151T2 (en) * 1996-12-12 2004-02-19 Bacou-Dalloz Ab earplug
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