FOOD INDUSTRY

Do you need protection against noisy process machinery? For the best and most comfortable hearing protectors see below our products suggestions for your need.

Noise: the Occupational Hazard

Noise levels in the Manufacturing and Production Industries are causing high volumes of hearing damage each year. Studies have shown that in an average 8 hour work shift, the noise level of exposure is higher than 85dB, these noise levels can reach up to 110dB. After years of exposure to noise, you are running the risk of noise-related hearing impairment, this is seen as an occupational hazard.


For who

Manufacturing
Farming
Processing plants
Laboratories
Dairy, Bakery, Milling industry
Abattoir Workers
Breweries

Specifications

Attenuation for environments between 95 – and 116dB
Interchangeable filter moulds
Custom Silicone Mould (canal)
1 Year warranty
Optional: Various metal detection options

Factory

Farming

While the Pro 17 is the most preferred hearing protector in the ASC Pro range, the Pro 20 has an attenuation for environments of an average 105dB which is the commonly used attenuation level in the manufacturing industry. We also carry the best Class 5 hearing protector (Pro27), please see below the options we recommend for the Food Industry

  • Pro17
  • Pro20
  • Pro27
Pro17
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ACS PRO Series Earplugs comprise two important elements – Custom fit moulded plugs and sound attenuating filters.

Each earplug is made from an impression of the user’s ear to ensure a perfect fit, preventing sound leaking in through any gaps which can be found in generic fit earplugs. In addition, PRO Series earplugs are made from a soft, medical grade silicone to ensure a safe and comfortable fit, even when worn for long periods of time.

The attenuating filters fitted to our earplugs reduce sound to safe levels, whilst minimising the occlusion effect with our vented design so the wearer can still hear safely, comfortably and clearly.

PRO filters are available in a range of different levels of attenuation, to ensure the correct sound reduction is achieved in any environment.

ACS specialise in custom made hearing protection for a wide variety of workplaces – from factories, warehouses and building sites to airports, farming and food industry. The PRO17 custom hearing protector is a great choice to wear in lower noise environments where protection is required but communication is still possible.

The PRO17 is our flattest and most natural sounding filter, providing even attenuation across the frequency range it allows the user to have natural conversation whilst protecting them from the noise.


PRO17 ear plugs and filters have been tested and certified to EN352-2: The European Standard for ear plug hearing protectors, which is almost identical to the AS/NZS1270 standards

If you are unsure what product to buy or need further product information before making your purchase, please contact Pacific Ears at info@pacificears.com.

We will be happy to help.

Download the Specification sheet

Pro20
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ACS PRO Series Earplugs comprise two important elements – Custom fit moulded plugs and sound attenuating filters.

Each earplug is made from an impression of the user’s ear to ensure a perfect fit, preventing sound leaking in through any gaps which can be found in generic fit earplugs. In addition, PRO Series earplugs are made from a soft, medical grade silicone to ensure a safe and comfortable fit, even when worn for long periods of time.

The attenuating filters fitted to our earplugs reduce sound to safe levels, whilst minimising the occlusion effect with our vented design so the wearer can still hear safely, comfortably and clearly. PRO filters are available in a range of different levels of attenuation, to ensure the correct sound reduction is achieved in any environment.

ACS Australia specialise in custom made hearing protection for a wide variety of workplaces – from factories, warehouses and building sites to airports, farming and food industry.

The PRO20 custom hearing protector has been designed to provide protection from high noise environments and those that are exposed to high noise levels for long periods of time.

The PRO20 provides good attenuation across the whole frequency range with a noticeable increase in attenuation at the higher frequencies, it is these high frequency sounds that are most likely to cause damage. With PRO20 you can be sure you have the right protection where it is needed most in a large variety of environments, this has made the PRO20 the go to choice for many of our clients.


PRO20 has been tested and certified to meet the European standard for hearing protectors, EN352-2. It is also class 3 certified according to AS/NZS1270.

If you are unsure what product to buy or need further product information before making your purchase, please contact Pacific Ears at info@pacificears.com.

We will be happy to help.

Download the Specifications sheet

Pro27
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For some people, loud noises have a big impact on their ability to think straight and focus on their given tasks. Excessive and prolonged loud noise increases psychological stress and can cause a person to become irritable and withdrawn. Loud environments can have devastating effects if one is not properly protected. Damage can be caused to your hearing when exposed to loud noises, which will lead to permanent hearing loss. If you work in an environment that is naturally loud such as a construction site, you will need a good quality product. Choosing the correct hearing protection is very important, it can soon become very overwhelming.


A revolution in custom hearing protection

The PRO27 is a breakthrough in high-noise filtering. The PRO27, giving you an almost flat reduction of around 23dB through the low and mid-range frequencies so that you maintain situational awareness and your ability to communicate, but can still be comfortable in very loud environments. In the higher frequencies the PRO27 gives you a stark jump in protection up to 35dB. The PRO27 has an attenuation for up to an 112dB environment. It increases your safe exposure time up to 9 times.


The next generation of filter design

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 because it will always fit snugly underneath a helmet or other headwear. The filters are also removable so you can clean and maintain your earmoulds and your filters – giving you the maximum life and the best value for money from your plugs. 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.


The curse of the occlusion effect

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.


Tailor made for you

The PRO earplugs are 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.


If you are unsure what product to buy or need further product information before making your purchase, please contact Pacific Ears at info@pacificears.com. We will be happy to help.

Download the Specifications sheet