EMTs and Firefighters

EMTs and Firefighters

In the past fifteen years, several lawsuits against siren manufacturers stated that paramedics and firefighters experienced permanent hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to the noise, which was as high as 109 decibels in some cases.

Due to situations like these, researchers studied the amount of money spent on hearing injuries in the United States. The estimates rose well past $200 million. Of this money, the majority went to EMS workers.

Sirens play an essential role in emergency services. They warn pedestrians and automobile drivers and allow EMS to reach accidents and transport injured people quickly.

Here’s the problem: The siren damages your hearing, but you can’t wear standard hearing protection because you also need to take vital signs, which require you to listen to your patient’s heartbeat and breathing rhythm. You also must be able to communicate with the hospital, dispatch, the patient, and your coworkers. We have the solution. 

Recommended Products

Chameleon Ears™ with HearDefenders® technology allows you to remain alert to your surroundings, protecting your hearing. DECi Series Variable-Impulse Single Filtered Earplugs (NRR ~ 15-18) give you control over the amount of noise you hear. If you want an earplug that connects to your radio, ensuring you can communicate with your partners, the Soft Shot™ Custom I or Soft Shot™ Custom II earpplugs allow you to exert more control over the environmental noise exposure while enabling you to communicate.

(**You can buy a single Soft Shot™ Custom I or II earplug, and use a standard Chameleon Ears™ or Chameleon Ears™ with additional HearDefender® technology to the other ear.**)

Depending on which comm system you use, consider Chameleon Ears™ PRO Silynx Custom Fit, which allow you to connect to Clarus Pro, Clarus FX2, and Clarus XPR. You can also choose a Skeleton/IFB Earpiece with three options: Solid, Filtered, and Open. Solid blocks all noise, filtered allows some outside noise, and open enables you to hear all environmental noise.

If you need budget-friendly options, consider Insta-Mold® communication earplugs or Chameleon Ears™ PRO—Modular Design, which allow you to swap between solid earplugs and filter earplugs, depending on the situation. 

Does your agency want to help your team?

Contact us today to discuss a free consultation. If your team consists of eight or more individuals, we offer a group discount. 

Let us protect your hearing while you continue being the real-life heroes!

"I've always seen first responders as unsung heroes and very special people because, when everyone else is running away from danger, they run into it." -- Dwayne Johnson