How often do you come across a patient in your clinical practice with a history of exposure to loud music who needs to seriously consider some form of hearing protection? Rather than suggesting traditional earplugs that degrade music quality and require removal of earplugs to hear conversations, offer your patients the Music PRO High-Fidelity Electronic Musicians Earplugs (Etymotic Research). These earplugs are specifically designed to provide hearing protection from sudden impact noise and loud, sustained passages typically encountered when exposed to loud music without necessitating the application of custom molds. This product is ideal for directors and/or music educators, performers/musicians, entertainment industry support staff, security personnel as well as audience members who need to protect their hearing but want to hear the music naturally.
Equipped with Adaptive Noise Reduction, the Music PRO High-Fidelity Earplugs automatically change output levels as sound input levels change, providing 9 to 15 dB of sound reduction, depending on the chosen setting. A switch near the battery door offers two modes of protection: 1) Natural and 2) Enhanced. When the switch is positioned toward the battery door, the Natural hearing mode offers natural hearing until sounds exceed safe levels. When sound exceeds safe levels, the Music PRO Earplugs will automatically provide 15 dB of protection. In contrast, the Enhanced hearing mode (switch positioned away from battery door) provides 6 dB of gain for soft sounds. When sound exceeds safe levels, the earplugs will automatically provide 9 dB of protection. Regardless of which mode of protection is used, both offer protection from sudden impact noise. For more information, contact Oaktree Products at 800.347.1960 and ask for customer service.