The PRO17 is the flattest response filter in the PRO range. Designed specifically for musicians and vocal performers, the PRO17 gives one of the most accurate responses of any hearing protector with flat 17dB protection across the board. Keeping all frequencies in check relative to one another means you get to hear the music just as it should sound – but 17dB quieter with no loss of high or low frequencies. Not only does the PRO17 provide a balanced reproduction but, for vocal performers, its vented design reduces occlusion, giving your voice a more natural sound making the hearing protector more transparent so you can concentrate on your performance.
The PRO17 has one of the flattest responses of any hearing protector worldwide, offering an accurate representation for anyone that requires complete fidelity from their earplugs. With an average attenuation of 17dB, the PRO17 is perfect for musicians and vocalists performing with amplification as they are able to extend your safe listening time by more than 5 times. The PRO17 keeps all the clarity of the music by attenuating evenly throughout the frequency spectrum so you can listen and perform hearing everything you usually would but at a lower, safer level.
The PRO filter series has been designed anew with the wearer in mind. For starters, it's smaller than many competing filters, meaning that it can fit into smaller ears without any protrusion – which is great for both comfort and aesthetics. 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.
Trying to create a natural sounding earplug is no mean feat as far as your own voice is concerned because, as you may have experienced, when you block off your ear canal your own voice starts to boom inside your head (this is what we call occlusion). This is caused by sound that is carried to your ear canal through the cartilage at the side of your head, which usually escapes through the open ear canal so is not heard. When we block off the canal this sound cannot escape and so creates that booming effect. A large amount of occlusion can be eliminated by ensuring that the earplug sits deep enough into the ear canal to extend past the cartilage. This ensures that the sound hits the plug and is deadened rather than entering the canal at all. The PRO filters go one step further by being vented to allow sound to pass both ways, meaning that remaining sound can escape directly through the filter providing one of the most natural sounding earplugs available.
The PRO17 earplug is custom-made using soft medical-grade silicone so you get the very best in isolation and fit, allowing you to wear them for hours at a time without fatigue or discomfort. Each earpiece is manufactured to the highest standards ensuring you get a comfortable, discreet and effective hearing protector that can be fitted quickly, easily and securely every time.
PRO17 earplugs and filters have been tested and certified to EN352-2: The European Standard for earplug hearing protectors.
If you are unsure what product to buy or need further product information before making your purchase, please contact ACS Customer Services on 01295 266665. We will be happy to help.
FILTER EXCHANGE: If you find the filters you have chosen are not suited to your use we will exchange them for a different type. Simply return your filters to us within 60 days of delivery, and on receipt we will send the replacement pair of filters that you have chosen.
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Download the Pro 17 specification sheet.