Plugs or earmuffs which protect the eardrums from loud or persistent noise.
- It may emerge that the gloves, goggles, ear defenders and caps in the famous photograph were indeed precautions for the prisoners' comfort and safety.
- Some may have been wearing ear defenders to protect themselves from the sound of plant machinery.
- When the guns fire, the noise is thunderous and ear-splitting, even through ear defenders.
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