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Advanced Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection for Sportsmen

Gun Sport Pro 15Etymotic Research GSP-15 for Sportsmen, Hunters & Guides

The GunSport*Pro 15 (High-Definition Electronic Earplugs provide two modes of protection, Automatic Hearing Protection that with a gradual transition from natural hearing to 15 dB of protection for loud sounds below 115 dB with sounds above 115 dB moving the hearing protector into Blast Protection that gives 40 dB of blast protection instantly.  In the second mode the hearing, especially for soft low-frequency sound, is enhanced by 5X while still providing blast protection.

Ideal Hearing Protection for:

  •  Gun sport enthusiasts
  • Professional shooters
  •  Guides and instructors
  • Hunters

Designed and built by Etymotic Research these hearing protectors are electronic and not digital.   With the analog electronic hearing protector the fence or cutoff point is set in the circuit and once it is hit the overage is simply cut off instantly.  With digital hearing protectors, once the threshold is reached the process must compare the threshold reached to its programming and should the level be in excess of the programmed cutoff then the process will reduce the sound down.  This takes about 2 to 2.5 milliseconds (ms).  Since the blast wave from a pistol, rifle or shotgun is  approximately 3 ms in duration the analog circuit is much better at reducing the blast wave then a digital circuit which takes longer to decide what to do and in the process lets almost 2/3 of the blast through the hearing protector before it shuts down.     

Jay,
I just had a chance to use the hearing protection I purchased from you in Eugene. We were shooting outdoors on Monday, mostly 9mm and the results were great! The sound of each shot, and there were a lot of them, was greatly reduced and the time delay factor was very minimal. Best way to describe it was “no pain” to my ears. Later I put them on in our indoor range, and with the acoustics of concrete walls and steel baffles this range is quite noisy. Again, the initial shot was reduced in sound to my ears. However with the sound bouncing around there was a noticeable “echo” that I could hear. Bear in mind, none of this was uncomfortable, and made the session pleasant.  Being an NRA Instructor, I found the product extremely helpful in communicating to my students as I wasn’t taking off and putting on cumbersome ear muffs.

Thanks again, Mike Holder

Cascade Firearms Training LLP

  • From another GSP15 user:
    "I could hear the deer before I saw it and knew where to look for him because I could hear him coming through the brush.  When I pulled the trigger, the blast was instantly reduced but the release was so fast I could hear the echo of the shot as it rolled off the hills.  Fast and Protective."

Thanks Glenn for sharing your experience with the GSP15's.

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Hearing Protection for Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Hearing Protectors Etymotic Research's EB15le Hearing Protector for law enforcement

  • Hearing protectors designed to meet the special needs of today's modern law enforcement officer for good hearing protection while providing environmental awareness of what is going on in the soundscape around them in the field.
  • Designed to meet the needs for situational awareness and hearing protection for Law Enforcement and Military applications.
  • Designed and built by Etymotic Research these hearing protectors are electronic and not digital.   With the analog electronic hearing protector the fence or cutoff point is set in the circuit and once it is hit the overage is simply cut off instantly.  With digital hearing protectors, once the threshold is reached the process must compare the threshold reached to its programming and should the level be in excess of the programmed cutoff then the process will reduce the sound down.  This takes about 2 to 2.5 milliseconds (ms).  Since the blast wave from a pistol, rifle or shotgun is  approximately 3 ms in duration the analog circuit is much better at reducing the blast wave then a digital circuit which takes longer to decide what to do and in the process lets almost 2/3 of the blast through the hearing protector before it shuts down.   
  •  use a size 10A hearing aid battery (available at most stores that sell hearing aid batteries) and provides about 100 hours of use time. 

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3M™ Peltor™ Smart Solutions for Easy Communication 

ORA TAC In-Ear Communications Headset 3M™ is now offering "Intelligent Hearing Protection for Improved Situational Awareness"

The 3M™ Peltor™ ORA TAC  is the ideal solution for users that need to maintain their natural hearing ability while  wearing an in-ear hearing protection headset.  Two external microphones located on the backside of the earbud are powered by talk-thru technology that electronically reproduces sounds and conversations from outside the headset back into the ear canal. An in-ear transmit microphone transmits voice commands back over the radio when the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button on the ORA-Base is activated.  Hearing protection is not compromised since users do not need to remove the earbuds in order to communicate and listen.

Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight, compact design can be worn with eyewear, respirators, hard hats and welding helmets
  • Comfortable hearing protection: Soft earplug tips are comfortable and help protect workers from impulse (blast) and other hazardous noises
  • Tactile user interface: 2 Push-to-Talk (PTT) buttons and talk-thru volume up/down
  • Communicate clearly: no need to remove the earplugs and compromise hearing protection
  • Talk-Thru microphones for face-to-face conversations
  • In-ear microphone pickup for communicating via radio

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Hearing Protection for Musicians

Studies now show that musicians work in one of the most toxic noise environments on a daily basis.  This toxic environment is causing may musicians to have to leave their chosen field of endeavor because they can no longer either tolerate the noise levels they have to work in or, do to a hearing loss, have lost their perception of proper pitch perception. 

Etymotic Research Music Pro

Music Pro Hearing ProtectionAdaptive noise-reduction earplugs automatically adjust to changing sound levels
The ultimate in Musicians hearing protection. Designed for people who want to hear naturally, need protection when hearing is at risk, and want to avoid the inconvenience of removing earplugs to hear accurate pitch perception.

  • Ideal for:
  • Directors and music educators
  • Performers Front-of-house crews
  • Entertainment industry support staff
  • Security personnel Audiences

Adaptive Noise Reduction: Music*PRO circuitry automatically changes output levels as sound input levels change. Hearing is natural, as if nothing is in the ears, until sound exceeds safe levels. As sound levels increase, earplugs gradually provide 9- or 15-dB sound reduction. Natural hearing is restored when sound returns to safe levels.
Advantages:

  • Provides either 9-dB or 15-dB protection at the flip of a switch
  • Clear communication
  • Instantaneously protects from loud, percussive sounds (e.g., cymbal strike)
  • Enhances soft sounds if desired
  • Ready-fit eartips; custom molds are not required

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Mutt Muffs - Hearing Protection for Dogs

Mutt MuffsMutt Muffs are Canine Hearing Protection.
These muffs are designed to protect your dog from loud sounds like gunshots, fireworks, race cars, motorcycles, and other noisy environments. These hearing protectors, Mutt Muffs, were inspired by pilots who desired to take their dogs with them in smaller, but noisy, airplanes that caused discomfort for the dogs.

Mutt Muffs are canine hearing protection. These muffs are designed to protect your dog from loud sounds like gunshots, fireworks, race cars, motorcycles, and other noisy environments. These hearing protectors, Mutt Muffs, were inspired by pilots who desired to take their dogs with them in smaller, but noisy, airplanes that caused discomfort for the dogs.

Canine hearing protection is designed for your dog to protect their hearing from the acoustical pressure wave caused by a gunshot or other loud sounds in the environment. Mutt Muffs are especially designed with wide-foam filled earpieces that provide an excellent seal while also providing for your dog's comfort. When sized correctly the muffs are engineered to properly follow the contour of your dog's head while being lightweight. Only high-density sound-deadening foam is used and these products are made in the United States.
Mutt Muffs Sizing Considerations:
When sizing please measure the overall circumference of your dog’s head at the largest point. If there is a conflict between head size and weight you should go with head size. It needs to be remembered that if the muffs are too large they will not make a good seal which means poor hearing protection. If the muffs are too small then the muffs will be uncomfortable for your dog to wear. Should you chose incorrectly we ask that you call us for a “Return Authorization Number” (R/A#). When returning a product we ask that you return the product, packaging and paperwork in good condition. We will charge shipping on exchanged products.

Muff Size Dog’s Weight Head
X-Small 5 – 10 lbs. 7” – 9”
Small 10 – 20 lbs. 9” – 13”
Medium 20 – 50 lbs. 13” – 18”
Large 50 – 95 lbs. 18” – 23”
X-Large 95+ lbs. 23+”

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