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How Our Hire Works

Place Over Ears is the UK’s leader in noise cancelling headphones hire. You can hire headphones from us for as little as 4 days and a maximum of 28 days; we will deliver your noise reduction technology ahead of your first day of hire by secure post and when you’re finished with your headphones, you simply post them back via our pre-paid returns system with Collect+ at over 5,000 outlets across the UK.

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Why We Love Noise Cancellation

Learn why noise cancellation technology makes life better. By reducing unwanted background noise and actively reducing ambient disturbances, equipment like noise-cancelling headphones have been proven to help people concentrate and relax more in busy environments; whether travelling on a plane or working in the office or at home.

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Hire your headphones from the first day you need them. Place Over Ears will deliver your headphones at least one working day ahead of your first day of hire, allowing you time to get used to your new headphones. Your rented headphones will be delivered using secured and signed-for methods postal methods, to an address of your choice.

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Returning Your Hired Headphones

On your last day of hire, we will email you a pre-paid return label and you can return your headphones in any one of 5,000 outlets across the UK. Your headphones will be returned via Collect+ secured delivery service. Pack up your headphones, securely affix the return and label and take it to your nearest Collect+ outlet. Learn more about returning your hired items.

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Hire Deposits, Late Fees, and Penalties

Place Over Ears charges a small, refundable deposit for every pair of noise cancelling headphones you rent. You will see these hire deposits in your basket. Each deposit is deductable if you return the headphones late, you lose their accessories, or if you cosmetically degrade them (if you excessively soil or deface the headphones). Learn more about hire deposits, late fees, and penalties.

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Our Hire Terms and Conditions

Our terms will apply to any contract between us for the hire of items to you. Please read our terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before hiring headphones from Place Over Ears. Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to our terms of hire.