Ear muffs hearing protection devices that are worn over the head, like headphones. Ear muffs are a great alternative to ear plugs. Ideal for users who need intermittent hearing protection against noise. If you wear ear muffs, remember that anything that comes between your ear and the ear muff will make them less effective and reduce your level of protection, this includes some eye protection. Ear muffs can be used in a number of industrial and recreational applications such as shooting, industrial work, woodworking, construction, etc.