SureFire® to develop advanced technology tactical hearing communications product SureFire, a Southern California-based manufacturer of illumination tools and tactical technology products, has acquired EarPro Communications, an audiology products developer and maker of advanced technology hearing and communications products. EarPro has shifted its headquarters to a SureFire facility and will tap into SureFire’s engineering, manufacturing and logistical expertise.
“We’re pleased to welcome EarPro to the SureFire family,” said Dr. John Matthews, SureFire’s founder and CEO. “Our mission is to supply military, law enforcement and security professionals with products that provide added safety and security. Those who serve our community and country should have the best tools possible to do their jobs. EarPro products are perfect examples of the type of equipment these men and women deserve.
” EarPro products include comfortable electronic and non-electronic communications earpieces that perform different functions including hearing protection and hearing enhancement. EP1 and EP2 CommEars™ enable military and law enforcement users to silently monitor portable radio communications yet still hear ambient sounds and conversations.
EarPro™ Introduces Sonic Defenders™ Earpieces
Exclusive EP3 Design Provides Hearing Protection While Allowing Normal Hearing EarPro™, recently acquired by SureFire LLC®, introduces a new passive hearing protection Systems, the EP-3 Sonic Defenders. Sonic Defenders are designed to help prevent hearing damage from noise above 85 dB while facilitating conversation by permitting passage of lower level sounds. The use of a proprietary design incorporating the patented Hocks Noise Breaker™ filter, enable the Sonic Defenders to convert the energy from harmful sound levels into insignificant amounts of harmless heat energy. EP3 Sonic Defenders™ are hearing protectors that lower harmful high decibel sounds yet permit users to hear lower-level sounds and conversations.
According to Richard Smith, Director of EarPro, “the design of the Sonic Defender earpieces make them unobtrusive and comfortable to wear, which increases the likelihood of being worn throughout the day, thus providing continuous protection against potentially damaging sounds, whenever they may occur.” EP3 Sonic Defenders in particular have received numerous emphatically positive reviews from soldiers in combat zones. SureFire’s initial foray into the hearing protection field was a line of high-performance firearm sound suppressors. Hearing loss caused by proximity to weapons fired without suppressors is a leading cause of disability claims filed by those in the military and law enforcement. In addition to being more comfortable than common foam plugs, Sonic Defenders don’t muffle ambient sounds or compromise directional hearing nor do they require a visit to a specialist for a custom fitting.
The low profile design of the Sonic Defenders makes them comfortable to use even when wearing a mask, helmet or hat, or while utilizing telephone, headphone, or supplemental hearing muffs. Sonic Defenders are made from a medical-grade, hypoallergenic polymer that is soft and highly flexible, and easily cleaned with mild soap and water. The earpieces are ergonomically shaped to fit inside the outer shell of the ear and follow the natural angle of the ear canal. The unique design of the EP3 provides improved earpiece retention that keeps them securely in place during routine physical activity.
Sonic Defenders are available in medium and large sizes that fit more than 95% of all users. EarPro products include comfortable electronic and non-electronic communications earpieces that perform different functions including hearing protection and hearing enhancement. EP1 and EP2 CommEars™ enable military and law enforcement users to silently monitor portable radio communications yet still hear ambient sounds and conversations. FoxEars™ use sophisticated technology to simultaneously provide hearing enhancement and hearing protection — ambient sounds are amplified while harmful high-decibel sounds are lowered to safer levels. All EarPro products are comfortable and unobtrusive enough to wear all day, even with a helmet, mask, or hat, or when using the telephone, headphones, or shooting earmuffs. EP3 Sonic Defenders in particular have received numerous emphatically positive reviews from soldiers in combat zones. All EarPro products are comfortable and unobtrusive enough to wear all day, even with a helmet, mask, or hat, or when using the telephone, headphones, or shooting earmuffs.
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