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ACS T1 Custom Triple Driver Monitors - SRP £649
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The T1 from ACS represents the pinnacle of in-ear monitoring. Its three balanced armature drivers work in perfect symphony to create an incredible breadth of sound with amazing definition.

A single treble driver provides the perfect highs to pick out the details in any composition while a combined mid-range and bass driver unit gives the benefits of separation with a single physical output channel.The mid-range driver gives perfect clarity where it's most needed, ensuring that this most active range can be delivered with the body and deifinition it deserves whilst keeping it clean and free from bleed.  The bass driver creates smooth and balanced tones in perfect harmony with its companion drivers completing a full-bodied and unbiased reproduction that conveys incredible body and detail.

ImageThe T1 IEM is supplied with Kevlar™ reinforced cable as standard. Available in a variety of colours, this high performance cable reduces noise generated by motion-induced friction and is far stronger than standard cable to cope with the most demanding environmets. Please note silver and graphite cable finishes are now discontinued. Finished with the Neutrik™ right-angled 3.5mm connector, the T1 cable configuration gives performance befitting our flagship IEM.

 

 
ACS T2™ Custom-Made In-Ear Monitors

ImageT2™ In-Ear Monitors provide unbeatable clarity, comfort and isolation for those that demand the best audio reproduction.

T2™ in-ear monitors are individually crafted from soft silicon which makes wearing and removing them a snap and allows a greater degree of movement for the wearer. Because silicon flexes with the movements of the jaw it maintains more consistent noise isolation of around 26db during vocal performances and as it reaches body temperature quickly you'll soon forget that you're wearing them.

The T2™ utilises twin balanced armature transducer technology and an integrated crossover to deliver an incredibly detailed response that extends from below 20hz to 16Khz. Each of the transducers used in the T2™ has been carefully selected to deliver unrivalled range, clarity and depth. Because balanced armature transducers have a high resistance to mechanical shock, coupled with the impact protection of the silicon shield, the T2™ offers consistent performance time after time.

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The T2™ is wired with teflon shielded cabling and comes with either a top or bottom cable exit. Cable length is standard at 1.4m however extensions are available upon request. The cable is terminated with a gold-plated 3.5mm jack suitable for connection to almost all audio sources. 

For the performing musician, the T2™ gives maximum isolation and a limited output making it the safest in-ear monitor on the market as well as the components to give the best performance and durability of any stage monitor. 

For the audiophiles, the T2™ offers incredible clarity and depth with astonishing comfort and, with 26db isolation from external noise, the ability to recognise every detail at comfortable levels.

Available with a choice of finishes, cable lengths and exits, personalisation and supplied in a personalised case the T2™ is completely tailor-made.  

 
T3™ In-Ear Monitor
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The T3™ is our original single driver in-ear monitor. Extremely lightweight and with superb frequency response, the T3™ is ideal for personal listening and mix monitoring.

T3™ in-ear monitors are individually crafted to fit your ear perfectly giving isolation from outside noise and allowing you to wear them for hours at a time with no aching or fatigue.

The T3™ uses a single balanced armature transducer which offers a broad frequency response and  unbeatable clarity whilst requiring little power, making it ideal for use with portable players and other low output devices. 

ImageBoth the silicon moulding and the resiliant design of the balanced armature make the T3™ very resiliant to impact and shock so its ideal for use on the move in more unforgiving environments.

The T3™ is wired with teflon shielded cabling and comes with either top or bottom cable exits. Cable length is 1.4m as standard. Silver and graphite cable finishes are now discontinued. The cable is terminated with a gold-plated 3.5mm jack suitable for connection to almost all audio sources.

 
T15™ Modular Monitors
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The T15™ offers a perfect listening solution for people already using our ER series custom-made hearing protectors, or those that are looking for a combined protection and listening solution.

The T15™ is a silicon moulded balanced armature transducer earphone that is designed to fit in place of the ER filter in our custom-made protectors. Both lightweight and resilient to shock, the T15™ offers superb clarity delivered with the isolation you expect from your ERs.

Using a single driver, the T15™ delivers excellent clarity in a lightweight package and, because of  the isolation provided by custom fitting, you can listen at safe levels, even in noisy environments.

ImageUsing the T15™ allows you to use just a single set of ear moulds for both your protection and listening. The fittings are easily interchangable without any tools necessary.

Available in a range of colours, the T15™s can be customised to match your existing ear moulds. PLEASE NOTE: T15 supplied with translucent cable as standard. Other cable colour options are black, white and beige. Cable length is 1.4m as standard. Please specify preferences when ordering.

 
Custom Earphone Sleeves
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Experience your music on an entirely new level with tailor-made earphone sleeves from ACS. Custom-fit sleeves are manufactured individually for your ear giving unrivalled comfort, incredible noise isolation and delivering range and clarity that you won’t have heard before. You’ll hear nuances of your favourite music that you’ve not previously noticed and you’ll be able to listen at comfortable levels, even in noisy environments such as busy city centres or aircraft cabins. Because your custom sleeves are tailor-made for your ears you’ll get a perfect fit every time. With no aching or fatigue from prolonged usage you may very well forget that you are even wearing them allowing yout earphones to produce room-filling sound that will astound you.

ImageCustom sleeves can be manufactured for a range of in-ear headphones improving both the fit and the sound. Particularly with earphones using balanced armature transducers, isolation and an airtight seal with your ear are essential to getting the best results. Using custom sleeves will make your favourite earphones sound even better, breathing new life into your listening experience.

Custom-made earphones sleeves are available for a variety of in-ear headphones for a number of manufacturers. Please call us to check compatibility with your earphones before ordering. 

 
ER Series Hearing Protection by ACS

We believe our Elacin branded range of hearing protectors to be the best available. The Elacin range has been independently tested to conform to the European Noise Regulations EN352-2, your guarantee of safety. We have a huge responsibility in safeguarding your hearing, this task is one that we take very seriously.

Advanced Communication Solutions is the only authorised UK manufacturer and distributor of custom made ER products. Our Elacin products have been independently tested to ISO4869 and DIN 17460 and carry the EC 121 marking. The provision of certificated hearing protection complying with European Standards is important and has obvious implications given the obligation to provide a product that will indeed protect your hearing.

Please telephone us if you would like advice on what product to purchase or where to obtain our products.

ER-9™ Custom Protectors
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Protecting your hearing, as well as the need for communication, is essential in any loud environment. By incorporating a unique flat attenuating filter the ER-9 custom moulded plug is tuned to provide a predefined reduction in ambient noise by 9dB(A), whilst maintaining the clarity. Developed for musicians who need to protect their hearing, but not destroy the fidelity of their music, this product is being successfully used by many of the top bands.  The ER9, along with the ER-15, is the chosen hearing protector for many classical performers.

ImageManufactured from soft durable silicon; comfort, protection and the ability to hear without distortion make the Elacin ER range the ultimate in hearing protection.

Produced in clear as standard, this range can be produced in black, yellow, white, red, blue and swirl combos (i.e. red/yellow, black/yellow, black/white or ‘glitterised’) and can be supplied with neck cords if required. Please note these neck cords are a device to retain the moulds and should NOT be tugged on to aid removal, as this can damage the moulds. Supplied with carry case, wax cleaning pick and otoferm crème.

Read the for specification for ER hearing protectors here

ER-15™ Custom Protectors
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Protecting your hearing, as well as the need for communication, is essential in any loud environment. By incorporating a unique flat attenuating filter the ER-15 custom moulded plug is tuned to provide a predefined reduction in ambient noise by 15dB(A), whilst maintaining the clarity. Developed for a variety of purposes requiring an attenuated reduction, this product is being successfully used by many of the top bands, pilots, drivers and even NASAs astronauts.  The ER15 is the chosen hearing protector for a broad spectrum of uses.

Image Manufactured from soft durable silicon; comfort, protection and the ability to hear without distortion make the Elacin ER range the ultimate in hearing protection.

Produced in clear as standard, this range can be produced in black, yellow, white, red, blue and swirl combos (i.e. red/yellow, black/yellow, black/white or ‘glitterised’). Please note these neck cords are a device to retain the moulds and should NOT be tugged on to aid removal, as this can damage the moulds. Supplied with carry case, wax cleaning pick and otoferm crème.

Read the for specification for ER hearing protectors here.

ER-25™ Custom Protectors
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Protecting your hearing, as well as the need for communication, is essential in any loud environment. By incorporating a unique flat attenuating filter the ER-25 custom moulded plug is tuned to provide a predefined reduction in ambient noise by 25dB(A), whilst maintaining the clarity. Developed for musicians who need to protect their hearing, but not destroy the fidelity of their music, this product is being successfully used by many of the top bands.  The ER25 is the chosen hearing protector for many stage performers and club DJs working in close proximity to enormously amplified music.

Image Manufactured from soft durable silicon; comfort, protection and the ability to hear without distortion make the Elacin ER range the ultimate in hearing protection.

Produced in clear as standard, this range can be produced in black, yellow, white, red, blue and swirl combos (i.e. red/yellow, black/yellow, black/white or ‘glitterised’). Please note these neck cords are a device to retain the moulds and should NOT be tugged on to aid removal, as this can damage the moulds. Supplied with carry case, wax cleaning pick and otoferm crème.

Read the for specification for ER hearing protectors here.

ER-20™ Universal Protectors
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Conventional foam and wax plugs generally produce 10 - 20 dB of extra high end reduction than in mid and low frequencies. This bias distorts the sound and disrupts the fidelity making voices and music sound unclear and unnatural.

The ACS ER20™ is a cost effective, ready to use, one-size-fits-all earplug that closely replicates the ear's natural frequency response. The earplugs reduce sound levels by 16dB while minimizing high frequency roll-off providing high fidelity hearing protection for musicians and users in clubs and concert arenas.

The goal of the ER20™ design was the same as for Musicians Earplugs: to reduce noise but preserve sound quality; in effect, to turn down the noise but not muffle voices, environmental sounds or music

ACS ER20™ conform to EN323-2 and are provided with a carry case, neck cord and instructions.

Read the full specification sheet for the ER-20 here

Ministry of Sound ER20 Earplugs
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The Ministry of Sound ER-20's are ready to wear, re-usable, one size fits all, high fidelity ear plugs that replicate the ear's natural frequency response, meaning they protect the ear against dangerously high levels of noise, but do not muffle voices and the surrounding environment – enabling the user to protect their ears, but still fully enjoy the music and atmosphere around them.

The earplugs come in a funky yellow leather Ministry of Sound pouch.

Conventional foam and wax plugs generally produce 10 - 20 dB of extra high end reduction than in mid and low frequencies. This bias distorts the sound and disrupts the fidelity making voices and music sound unclear and unnatural.

The Ministry of Sound ER-20 reduce sound levels by 16dB while minimizing high frequency roll-off providing high fidelity hearing protection for musicians and users in clubs and concert arenas.

The goal of the ER20 design was the same as for Musicians Earplugs: to reduce noise but preserve sound quality; in effect, to turn down the noise but not muffle voices, environmental sounds or music.

Ministry of Sound ER20s conform to EN323-2 and are provided with a carry case, neck cord and instructions.

Read the full specification sheet for the ER-20 here .

 
Slicsound

 SlicSound is a unique add-on device that dramatically improves the sound quality of in-ear headphones and ear pieces for personal audio products including music players, hands-free mobile phones or handheld computer games. SlicSound is ergonomically shaped to fit the ear, making it far more comfortable to use than standard in-ear headphones and ear-pieces, especially over long periods.

Slicsound comes with six buds; 3 pairs for left and right, in different sizes and shapes. It is made from US FDA approved food grade silicone, which is non-toxic, non- allergenic, safe and comfortable to wear. SlicSound transforms the performance of your in-ear headphones or headset, allowing for prolonged use with increased comfort and sound quality, especailly in noisy environments.

This universal add-on for standard ear phones is acoustically engineered to work like an 'equaliser', making your listening source clearer & fuller, with retained dynamic range, reducing background noise, and hence allowing the user to turn down their normal listening volume. The same sound, but at safer, lower volumes.

Lower volume helps prevent hearing loss. Something musicians often learn too late.

 
Clearsound™ Hearing Protectors
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Adding to our already well-established range of custom products Advanced Communication Solutions is pleased to introduce a brand new hearing protector that offers the best practical protection system for people working in noise levels below 100dB(A). This patented and innovative protector, aptly named ‘Clearsound™’, is only available from Advanced Communication Solutions.

Clearsound™ is a custom moulded hearing protection system that uses a new range of patented RC acoustic filters. Clearsound™ offers better transparency for the higher frequency content and brings it into balance with the lower frequency content of the sound. The improved attenuation characteristic produces two important properties.

ImageFirstly, a lower range of overall attenuation levels prevents the risk of overprotection. Secondly, less distortion of the original sound character improves speech intelligibility and work sound/warning signal perception.

Clearsound™ offers high acoustical wearing comfort and eliminates the need for removal during conversation. Clearsound™ will improve the acceptance and willingness for people required to wear hearing protection and it fully conforms to the new EN458 directive (5.3.5, 5.5.4 & 5.5.5).

Optional Extras
All hearing protectors can be fitted with extraction handles, metal tracer balls and shirt clips. For loss prevention and ear-to-ear identification we can produce in the following colours red, blue, white, black and yellow. Can be supplied with neck cords if required. Please note these neck cords are a device to retain the moulds and should NOT be tugged on to aid removal, as this can damage the moulds.

Total care scheme
The Total Care Scheme from ACS offers corporate clients the opportunity to provide their workforce with custom hearing protection over a fixed-term contract. The contract, spread over the life of the product (4 years), provides an unconditional damage guarantee in addition to a complete hearing protection service and allows employers to maximise their cash flow by eliminating the high initial cost of customised hearing protectors. Typically this service will provide a fixed-cost solution providing employers with a minimum saving of 25% on their current disposable expenditure.

Read the full specification sheet for Clearsound here

 
Biopact™ Hearing Protectors

ImageBiopact™ earplugs are custom made hearing protectors specifically developed to combat the noise associated with driving or riding at speed. Incorporating a special filter biased towards the harmful wind frequencies, Biopact™ cut no more sound than is necessary to protect the user.

Biopact™ are tailored to the individual from exact impressions taken of the users' ears allowing the production of comfortable, natural fitting earplugs that can be worn for long periods of time. The special attenuating filters are then fitted into the soft, durable, silicone earpieces. Biopact™ are manufactured so the user is provided with an earpiece that can be worn under the helmet without degrading the effectiveness through deformation of the ear canal.

ImageGuaranteed levels of protection and comfort together with a lifetime of approximately five years the Biopact™ represents a long-term solution to the protection of one of the riders’ most valuable senses.

Biopact™ is independently tested to ISO4689 and DIN17460. They conform to European Normalisation EN352-2 standards laid down for hearing protection and carry the CE 121 marking.

Read the full specification sheet for Biopact here

 
Custom Sonic Valve Protectors
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Custom Sonic Valves provide a uniquely intelligent solution to protecting you hearing whilst shooting. Because of the sporadic nature of dangerous noise encountered when shooting Sonic Valves protect you only when you need it most, allowing you to hear normally when there is no gun being fired.

The passive valves react upon impulse from sound waves and shutdown momentarily when the gun fires but still allow you to hear normally otherwise. They are not electronic and the valve barrels can be removed for easy cleaning of the moulds. 

ImageBecause sonic valves allow you to hear under normal circumstances without any impedance, they are ideal for sportsmen, police firearms officers and army personnel.

Custom Sonic Valves use a complete ear mould fitting and are available in a variety of colours, colour combinations and finishes. Can be provided with neck cord if required. Please note these neck cords are a device to retain the moulds and should NOT be tugged on to aid removal, as this can damage the moulds.

The only completely reactive hearing protection solution for those with regular exposure to firearms.

 
Sleepfit™ Protectors
ImageMany people have difficulty sleeping due either to their snoring partner, unnatural work pattern or because of living in a noisy environment.

Sleepfit™ was developed initially for shift workers who needed to sleep during the daytime, however users reported their effectiveness at reducing the level of their partners snoring to a degree where it became possible for them to sleep soundly without distraction.

ImageThe concept of any custom made item is its individuality and uniqueness to its user. Sleepfit™ is no exception and user acceptance is very high, each pair being individually crafted under the strictest conditions from exact impressions of the users’ ears. Constructed from a very soft durable silicone, Sleepfit™ is cut in such a way that it can be worn comfortably within the ear all night. Sleepfit™ is produced in yellow as standard. Can be provdided with neck cords if required. Please note these neck cords are a device to retain the moulds and should NOT be tugged on to aid removal, as this can damage the moulds.

The durability of our product will provide years of use (most users replace after 4 years) which equates to about 5 pence per day – a small price to pay for a sound nights sleep.
 
DuoCom™ Communicator

ImageWhen riding, flying or driving, good, clear reception of an audio signal is generally difficult due to the ambient noise levels. The use of hearing protection can safeguard the ears from noise induced hearing damage but does little to improve the wearer’s ability to hear clear sound. Turning the volume up to high levels will allow the user to hear but also increase the possibility of hearing damage.

Utilising the knowledge developed supplying Motor Grand Prix, Formula 1, Word Rally and Touring car teams, duocom™ was developed over a two-year period in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police and The National Crime Squad. duocom™ incorporates the specially developed Biopact hearing protection filters into custom moulds together with special mini transducers.

Imageduocom™ is tailored to the individual from impressions taken of the users ears and is manufactured in soft durable silicone allowing their use over long periods of time.

duocom™ is supplied with a standard 3.5mm jack plug termination for connection to most audio sources.

duocom™ represents the only custom communication system certified as a hearing protector and offers a solution to the problem of reception of sound at speed.

duocom™ is independently tested to ISO4689 and DIN17460. They conform to European Normalisation EN352-2 standards laid down for hearing protection and carry the CE 121 marking.

Read the full specification sheet for Duocom here

 
Procom™ Communicator
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ProCom™ provides the ideal solution for communications in extreme conditions. A customised earpiece reduces ambient noise levels by approximately 26dB allowing clear reception and lower volumes. In addition the naturally fitting earpiece locks comfortably into the ear enabling it to be worn for long periods and eliminating the possibility of being dislodged.

Highly durable Teflon cable links the earpiece to a top quality noise cancelling PTT microphone which reduces background noise and offers clear transmit close to hand.

A quick release connector links the unit into the appropriate radio connector lead offering the ability to switch radio units as required.

Technical Specification

Earpiece
Full concha, custom made, medical grade Silicone mould.

Transducers
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz to16 kHz Hz +/-4dB; 50 Hz to 10 kHz +/-2dB
• 1kHz Sensitivity: 108dB SPL for 1.0 Volt Input; 98dB SPL for 1mW
• Impedance: 100 ohms nominal
• Maximum Output:122dB SPL
• Maximum Safe Continuous Input: 3.0 V RMS
• Acoustic Polarity: + Electric = + Acoustic

Cable
• 230mm / 200mm 4 core screened 44awg Teflon cable.

Microphone
• Omni-directional Motorola microphone with Push-To-Talk button.

Quick Release Connector
• Circular quick release 5 pole polamide connector.

Radio Lead
• 600mm 4 core screened cable with moulded Motorola GP300 connector.

Accessories
Adaptor for Motorola GP320 GP340 GP380
Quick release radio connector leads for all standard radio units.

Key Features
• Custom Made for Guaranteed Fit, Comfort and Stability
• Noise Cancelling Microphone
• High Quality and Durable Components
• Quick release radio connector lead

 
ACS Drivercoms™
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Drivercoms are customised binaural earpieces enabling drivers,riders and pit crew to receive clearly in levels of high noise. Fully custom fit and made to individual specifications.
Our background in audiology coupled with manufacturing expertise allows us to advise on all aspects of best practice hearing conservation and communication. ACS drivercoms have been in F1 for 12 years and we currently supply Team Williams, Red Bull, Renault and Fisechella as well as GP2.

 
ACS Twin Coil Digital Covert Earpiece
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An advanced digital, twin channel, wide dynamic range compression inductive device featuring twin coils for optimum pickup during head movement. Independant channel compression characteristics include two separate input/output (I/O) adjustments.

Capable of processing 2.56 million calculations per second, the advanced DSP chip achieve extremely high levels of performance at one of the lowest battery consumption levels. Low level expansion ensures quieter performance and a uniwue Dynamic Contrast Detector 'reaches down' to amplify and enhance quiet speech.

DSP technology offers significant advantages over conventional analogue electro-magnetic earpieces and for the first time, a look-ahead detection feature monitors the signal path for oncoming, loud transients, reducing the gain in advance and nearly eliminating the signal clipping often associated with loud transients. An adaptive feedback cancellation feature offers significant improvement for a stable gain and an audible low batery indicator will warn the user that a battery change is imminent.

Supplied as a customer made unit for each operative, the incidence of loss is dramatically reduced. The custom fit ensures exceptional comfort and provides extended wearing periods not possible with standard generic fit devices. Standard fit 'backup' versions are available, keeping operatives active in case of loss or damage to the individual custom model. Optional, on-site programming can truly tauilor response settings for individuals who may have hearing damage or require specific enhanced audio settings.

With its small size, advanced signal processing and secure fir under extreme confitions, this ACS product delivers a practical and effective solution for covert listening. 

Read the full specification sheet for the Digital Twin Coil Earpiece here

 
Broadcast Moulds
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When you work in broadcasting you know the importance of getting things right first time and having things run smoothly when you're on-air. ACS broadcast moulds are altogether individual and reliable meaning you have one less thing to worry about. Making sure that you have a perfect fit means that you can hear what's going on when it matters most, ensuring your earpiece stays put and offering unprecedented comfort that allows you to work unhindered.

We can also offer a conversion of our ER15 hearing protectors for use with sound tubes for a number of devices. If you already use our hearing protection or T15 monitors ask about our ER15 converters for a completely interchangeable protection and communication system. 

ACS offers those working in broadcasting a completely individual service with a range of options, colours and materials which can be tailored to your specific requirements. Please call us with any questions or to discuss your requirements.

 
ER-200™ Dosimeter
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Hearing loss from exposure to loud sound affects millions of people.   Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable, but most people don’t know how long they can listen to loud sound without risking hearing damage.  A single noise exposure may not result in hearing loss, but permanent damage to the inner ear from noise adds up over time.  The accumulation of too much noise day by day, year after year, is the determining factor in hearing loss risk.  A dosimeter measures sound levels for many hours, calculates the cumulative noise dose in percent and alerts you to the need for hearing protection.

The ER200 Personal Noise Dosimeter is easy to use.  Simply turn it on, attach it to clothing and it continuously measures noise levels for up to 16 hours.  Or, use the built-in 2-minute Quick Check to calculate dose per hour, to determine the need for hearing protection.

ImageFeatures:
•    Colour-coded LEDs indicate Safe, Borderline and High-Risk exposure levels
•    Small size clips to clothing
•    Interpretation chart porvided
•    Long battery life
•    Complies with most requirements for type-2 Noise Dosimeter
•    Uses NIOSH recommended criteria

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INDUSTRY
 
Specially adapted Noisebreakers overcome the classic uncomfortable mp3 earpiece problem !

The NOISEBREAKER® which carries BS 5108 and the CE Mark has been called, 'The world's finest Ear Defender against noise at work and recreation.' The company carries the standard ISO 9002.

The fact that NOISEBREAKERS® are individually tailored has a number of advantages; namely they are comfortable and therefore achieve a high level of acceptance by the wearer, in contrast to the conventional disposable plugs and ear muffs. Also they allow the wearer to communicate easily, but at the same time afford excellent protection.

The Emtec NOISEBREAKER® is a personally moulded and vented earplug. It is a silicone rubber moulding which is moulded to each individual concha bowl and ear canal. The plug incorporates a central drilled channel in which a filter is placed which allows pressure equalisation but prevents a finite impedance to the passage of audio frequency sounds.

The acoustic filter attenuates all sounds going to the ear but attenuates more in the mid-band range (approximately 1kHZ-6kHZ). Because of the through channel in the "ear plug" a person is not completely isolated from his surroundings and conversations and warning signals may be heard.


The Emtec Noisebreaker - custom moulded hearing protection.

The Noisebreaker adapted as a very comfortable housing for mp3 earpieces.
   
   
   
   
 
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Swim Plugs

Floating silicone swim moulds - ideal for adults and children swimmers, surfers and those undertaking watersports.

Custom made and available in standard and floating silicone, in different colours and materials, for the ultimate personalisation insert your own small picture, novelty colour mix or glimmering glitter moulds.

 
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