Gear: Hearing Protection


Hearing Protection

Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: Accessories
Price: $110
Average Rating:
(4 Votes)

Peltor TAC-6-S electronic earmuffs effectively perceive and localize weak sounds. This electronic headset immediately attenuates inpulse noise. Small and compact, it fits in your pocket when folded. Dual volume control. Lightweight - only 8.8 oz. The TAC-6-S amplifies low level sounds to 20 dB and limits amplified sounds to 82 dB. Uses 4 AAA batteries. Ideal for hunters and shooters. Also cool for listening to office gossip from down the hall...there are several manufacturers who make these, and for a little extra, you can get individual volume control for each ear, if you've lost some hearing in one or the other. Some also come with AM/FM, so the hole watch person can get REALLY distracted & not do their job. Oh, well, life in the real world, eh?

Member Reviews

  • Utchat_4_max30
    Gwyd, Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:01:43 UTC.
    1st review

    As a safety instructor, there's nothing more important on a job in the real world than COMMUNICATION!!! Like the 3rd Indiana Jones movie..."Go in there, are you crazy?" "No, I said NOT to go in there!" (OK, paraphrased a bit) but in a noisy environment with a respirator and earplugs on, miscommunication can be deadly. Dräger makes a fullface mask with a built-in little microphone like the kids at McDonald's wear, with a little earpiece, and a little speaker on the outside, so you can talk to the people next to you and the OSC/IC back at the job trailer without using up one of your hands to hold the walkie-talkie and having to shout through the mask. The technology is there, people, it just boils down to the budget. Headphones like these are just ultimately cool, so I give 'em 5 stars, no matter who makes them.

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  • U_s_forest_crew_max30
    Headset, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:03:30 UTC.

    These are cool. I have a pair that have AM/FM only because I use mine on the Portable Woodmizer saw mill. Keeps your ears very well protected, small, will fit into my pocket, and as a matter of fact......... also good for keeping the horrendous black flies & mosquito's from buzzing & biting your ears as well. They are really well worth the money.

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  • Scan0012_max30
    ffemtbill70, Tue, 09 Dec 2008 19:01:12 UTC.

    I have these for the range. The only bad thing I can say is they will go through battery's if used alot. However you can hear a pin drop while wearing them.

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  • 160481304871_1_0_1_max30
    sandy2501, Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:43:55 UTC.


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