Love your music...... Love your hearing
Everyone at ACS understands their responsibility in safeguarding your most precious sense of hearing. It’s a responsibility that we take very seriously and we take great pride in the knowledge that, over the years, our innovative hearing conservation products have helped many thousands of musicians to protect and safeguard their most important instrument.
Selective hearing...Not necessarily a bad thing
Protecting your hearing isn’t just about blocking out sound. If you’re performing or listening to music, what isn’t blocked out is equally important. Our level attenuating hearing protectors let you hear all of the detail, character and atmosphere of the music in a safer, quieter way.
What does ‘level attenuating’ mean?
Conventional hearing protectors attenuate, or reduce, outside sound levels, but their problem is they can’t reduce the levels equally and cut out more high frequency sounds than they do low frequency sounds. This means that everything sounds muffled and distorted. That’s OK if you’re operating a chain saw, but if you want to play or listen to live music, you need to hear everything in balance.
Our custom made ER-Series level attenuating hearing protectors reduce all sounds equally, so it’s just like turning down the volume
without sacrificing any of the definition of what you want and need to hear. ACS ER custom-fit hearing protectors produce the flattest level attenuating characteristics of any hearing protector in the world. They’ve been independently tested by BSI (British Standards Institute) for accuracy and to conform to EN352-2 (ER15 and ER25), the European standard applicable to hearing protection products supplied within Europe.
The chart below shows the attention characteristics of our ER range as tested by BSI, the bottom axis shows frequencies from low to high (left to right) against the amount of sound that it cuts out at that frequency (the attentuation) measured in dB. As you can see, a standard foam plug gives hugely different attentuation dependant on the frequency which is why you can hear a lot of low frequency sound and not much else. In contrast, the ER filters give a much more level result across the board without being exposure to excessive sound pressure.
Interchangeable filters let you choose the amount of sound reduction that suits your own requirements or even change the filters over depending on your environment.
ER9 - Recommended for light noise exposure and accoustic musicians providing and average of 9dB protection.
ER15 - Recommended for most musicians playing amplified music providing 15dB protection.
ER25 - Recommended for highly amplified performances and drummers providing 25dB protection.
Each pair of ERs is tuned to work perfectly with your ears and are tested using specialist equipment to ensure they deliver the most uncompromising results before they leave our lab. They’re made to measure, so provide unparalleled comfort, allowing you to wear them for hours at a time and our soft silicone construction means they move as you do to make them as unnoticable as possible.
A lifetime of pleasure from your music
Whether you're a performing musician, DJ, sound engineer or simply someone that loves listening to music in all its forms, you'll appreciate just how important your hearing is to your quality of life. It's well documented that continued exposure to high sound levels can irreparably harm your hearing, but by the time you've realised there's a problem you won't be able to fix it. In the worst scenario, it can take just a moments indulgence to take away a lifetime of pleasure from your music.
After loud sound exposure, it's quite likely that you've experienced ringing in your ears, or a dulled sense of hearing (or both). This is nature's way of letting you know that you've overdosed on sound. There's no need to run the risk of permanent hearing damage though. Not only will our custom protection products safeguard your hearing, they will significantly enhance your listening experiences. When it comes to noise, we believe that less is more!
Your hearing is precious... don't lose it, protect it!
RRP AU$280 / NZ$ 320
*Please check pricing with your dealer when booking your appointment
Tailor made for you
The ER Series Custom hearing protection 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.
|Build Material||40 Shore Silicone with SterlTouch|
|Mould Type||Canal Mould|
Conforms to EN352-2:2002 (Excluding ER 9)
Download the latest ER Series care and usage instructions.
Download the latest ER9 product specification sheet.
ER hearing protectors are available in a range of silicone colours..
Comments from Peter Corrigan, a customer that bought the ER Series Custom Hearing Protection
I am a pilot and before this job was a professional musician. I was aware of ACS products as a musician and thier reputations, so was intrigued to see the hearing protection range. The ER 15 has been my best investment in flying since changing career. After and ten or eleven hour day, my fatigue levels are much less than without the ER 15's. I've just done two days without them and can really feel the difference. I'm even able to carry out the walk-round the aircraft with the very noisy brake fans running. They are an excellent product
Comments from Charles David, a customer that bought the ER Series Custom Hearing Protection
I just wanted to comment on how fantastic the ER series custom moulded ear plugs are! Not enough people in the world get in contact to say how good a product is: and these are truly fantastic. Being a DJ, these not only save my ears at the weekend, but I have noisy neighbours, and a girlfriend who often snores quite badly. When fitted with the blanks, i can sleep soundly through any snoring and even my flat mate coming home drunk. The comfort is second to none, i often forget they are in until i realise i cant hear a whole lot! They are a truly fantastic product, one that i have recommended to all fellow musicians that i have come across, and also light sleepers! Maythey help protect my ears from loud music and snoring for many years to come
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|BBC Welsh Orchestra||ICMP Students||N-Dubz|
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