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NPSF™ -- Are you trying to protect from NIHL and still be able to communicate in a loud environment at a distance, but you do not have or do not want to use two way radios?

What to Try... ...And Why:
Self Contained Two-Way Radio Headsets
Self-Contained Two-Way Radio Headsets are just what they sound like: noise protection ear muffs with a two-way radio in the ear cups. The important differences among the models include durability, comfort, range, microphone configuration, and frequencies on which the radio operates.We like wire reinforced headbands with lots of padding and gel ear pads for maximum comfort allowing for long duration wear. Unfortunately, the gel ear pads are pricey, they are only available for Peltor LiteCom headsets, and they are sold separately. Other headsets in this category do have ear pads that are comfortable enough, so that should not stop you from considering the others.

Radio headsets that operate on FMRS/GRS or BRS frequency bands offer up to 3 kilometers of range, while FM two way radios offer a maximum range of just 50 meters or so due to FCC regulations that limit transmission power in the FM frequencies used in the USA. FMRS/GRS bands can get crowded in high density population areas, because these are the frequency bands used by casual two-way users. These frequency bands do not require any license. The BRS band is meant for serious two-way business use, and requires that the user have an appropriate FCC license to be able to use these headsets. If you already have a BRS license, these will work with your existing two way BRS radios.

Boom mics are good until the ambient noise level exceeds about 95 dB. Beyond that noise level, it is difficult to get the boom mic to pick up your voice over the ambient noise, making the boom mic a poor choice in really noisy environments. For very high noise environments, the two best options are in-the-ear mics and throat mics. Most Peltor headsets let you add a throat mic which plugs into the headset where the boom mic normally goes. Sensear Smart Plugs and the Sensear Dual Protection Headsets use the in the ear mic solution and these are excellent products if you can work with their short 50 meter range. If you need more range and you are in an extreme noise environment, a Peltor LiteCom with the added throat mic will likely offer your best option.

Peltor LiteCom Plus (FMRS/GMRS/BRS)
Peltor LiteCom BRS (BRS only)
Sensear Smart Plug (FM Short Range)
Sensear Dual Protection Smart Muff (FM Short Range)
Peltor Throat Mic Accessory
Intrinsically Safe Communications Headsets
For those who work in process industries including petroleum refineries, grainery mills, and mines, where explosive atmospheres make sparks a very bad idea, we offer two self-contained intrinsically safe two-way communications headsets.

Peltor LiteCom Pro II (UHF Programmable, 3KM Range)
Sensear Intrinsically Safe Smart Muff (FM Short Range)
NeckMike NeckMike is in a class by itself: a self-contained BlueTooth device that allows you to connect with up to three other NeckMike wearers (one at a time) and have full duplex conversations at a range up to 1000 meters. As the name implies, NeckMike uses a throat contact microphone to pick up your voice so it works well even in the noisiest environments. The flip side of the one to one limitation is that it is ideal for private conversations at a distance.

NeckMike (BlueTooth without the need for an external device, 1000 meter range)
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