Protect with earmuffs. Earmuffs aren’t only for keeping your ears warm while you’re building snowmen in the front yard or out playing with your favorite nephew. Specialized earmuffs are available specifically for protecting your ears from damaging noise. Even if you already have hearing loss, further damage from noise is almost completely preventable by simply limiting your exposure. Noise reduction earmuffs are not just for winter. In fact, they will come in handy many times throughout the year. Whether you’re using your noisy lawnmower in the spring, enjoying a fireworks show in the summer and taking in a football game in a noisy arena, earmuffs will keep the noise level safe. Depending upon the style you choose, expect to pay anywhere from $10 on up for earmuffs that reduce noise by as much as 30 dB.