ACS PRO 15 ACOUSTIC EAR PLUGS
The PRO-15 by ACS provides more subtle attenuation that’s perfect for use in acoustic or orchestral environments sloping up in the higher frequencies for protection against heavily played wind instruments. The vented design offers reduced occlusion which makes communication and vocal performances sound more natural resulting in a plug that is more transparent to the wearer. The complete plug, custom made in soft silicone offers one of the most comfortable hearing protection solutions for unplugged musicians with the additional benefit of water resistance for increased longevity. The PRO-15 represents the next generation of musicians hearing protection.
The PRO-15’s attenuation curve is the result of a very specific design that satisfies two very important requirements. Firstly, the requirement of acoustic musicians to be able to hear what they’re doing whilst being protected from peaks in higher frequencies but where the overall noise is lower than for many other musicians. The PRO-15 solves this with a flat 12dB protection up to the midrange and then a gentle curve up to 15dB at the high end where many of the dangerous blasts from wind instruments sit. Second is the requirement for a hearing protector that conforms to the European Standard for hearing protection for use under the Noise at Work regulations. The EN352-2 standard specifies minimum protection values at specific frequencies and creating a low noise hearing protector can be difficult without dipping below these values. The PRO-15 provides protection that’s not only perfectly suited to the acoustic musician but also meets the requirments of EN352-2 so the musician and politician are perfectly happy.
ACS PRO 20 HIGH NOISE EAR PLUGS
The PRO-20 filter provides attenuation specifically designed for high noise situations where there is an emphasis on higher pitch frequencies. For motor sport the PRO-20 provides protection against wind, road and engine noise whilst allowing the wearer to maintain situation awareness, hear the note of the engine and communicate clearly when stationary. Designed from the ground up for motorsport and industry the PRO-20 is the ideal filter for demanding environments. The PRO filter also provides water resistance so it will carry on performing in the hot or humid conditions of a crash helmet or demanding industrial environments with no detriment to the attenuation.
The PRO-20 offers protection that’s been specifically designed for those exposed to dangerous high frequency noise. Its dB reduction increases gently up to the high frequencies so you can hear everything you need to and not what you don’t. Keeping the attenuation less agressive in the lower frequencies gives you greater situation awareness and allows you to communicate comfortably without the need to keep removing and replacing your plugs so you can put your hearing protection in and leave it there all day if necessary. With an average attenuation of 20dB the PRO-20 can increase your safe exposure times by up to 6.5 times so you can enjoy your hobby or occupation with confidence and, with its slimmer and more discreet profile, in complete comfort.
The PRO- filter series has been designed anew with the wearer in mind. For starters, it’s smaller than many competing filters which means it can fit into smaller ears without any protrusion which is great for both comfort and aesthetics because it will always fit snugly underneath a helmet. The filters are also user-swappable so you can chop and change as your environment demands to any other filter in the PRO range giving you complete control over your protection with just a single set of earmoulds. In addition, the PRO series are water resistant so they can be used outside or in high moisture environments and can withstand perspiration without it damaging the filter membrane.