In-ear Active Shooter Protection
Effective, comfortable, smaller and affordable custom-made hearing protection devices.
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Designed to be used in high noise environments and especially where high noise peaks may occur such as with gun use or machinery. They are available for left or right ear fitting and incorporate a microphone, earphone driver with volume control and an ultra-fast compression system with a ‘brick wall’ output limiter restriction. Maximum transmitted output is 85d regardless of ambient noise levels.
Earplugs are small inserts that fit into the outer ear canal. To be effective they must totally block the ear canal with an airtight seal. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit individual ear canals and can be custom made.
Earmuffs fit over the entire outer ear to form a seal so the entire circumference of the ear is blocked, and are held in place by an adjustable head band. Earmuffs will not seal around eyeglasses or long hair, and adjustable head band tension must be sufficient to hold earmuffs firmly against the ears.
Due to the adaptations that need to be made and the fact that some hearing-protectors do not measure up to the persons needs, they choose not to wear them. People feel the costs are too high, they can “do without them”, they “interfere”, etc. Hearing loss is irreversible! Once the nerve is damaged, it never recovers. Having been involved in the hearing field for a considerable time and knowing that prevention is better than cure, Protec-Ear has devoted a lot of their time and energy into developing a hearing protector that is user-friendly, comfortable and affordable and that complies with and surpasses the minimum specifications laid down by the SABS and Department of Labour.
Not only does their hearing-loss affect them, but physically and psychologically they struggle to get along with society.