What is a KN95 Mask?
K9N5 masks are considered similar in filtration capabilities to N95 technology. However, one of the major differences is that most KN95 masks feature ear loops instead of head band protection.
In the case of a pandemic, the ear loop design is desirable for quick donning and doffing (taking off and putting back on). However, in medical arenas where users are likely exposed to high levels of viral load, a tighter fit with less leakage is most beneficial.
Why Do KN95 Have Ear Loops Instead of Headbands?
Comfort and ease are the primary reason that KN95s frequently have ear loops instead of a headband design.