Anyone who has ever worked extensively in a garage, machine shop or running heavy equipment appreciates the value of hearing protection.

And anyone who has ever worn hearing protection can understand how preferable listening to music or a radio show or an audio book can be to highly muffled white noise.

Enter Plugfones, the first safety earplug-audio headphone hybrid to meet federal OSHA standards for a 25-decibel level noise reduction.

They are designed for a wide variety of hearing-protection applications, and are available in both soft foam or silicone, along with replaceable tips to help ensure a long-lasting, protective and comfortable fit.

We can think of hundreds of times we’d liked to have had these. And¬†now we can.

Summit Racing tech advisor Carl Pritts shares more in this video: