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Emtec Laboratories have been our provider of choice for personal issue ear defenders for many years. The past 4 years have seen the force significantly increase their use of the NoiseBreaker product for a number of departments, including fleet, printing, firearms, dog handlers, roads policing motorcyclists, air surveillance, territorial support teams and the animal welfare officers.
Feedback from officers is that the product is very comfortable and easy to use, without causing communication problems and it is often used in conjunction with external ear defenders. They are of excellent quality, without need for replacement for 5 years and good value for money. In the case of lost or mislaid defenders, a simple email ensures replacement without fuss. I have always found the customer service of the Emtec staff exemplary and delivery is always consistent.
Occupational Health Nurse,
South Wales Police
At WMS Firearms Training, protecting our hearing is vital and the ability to do this while still able to hear instructions, warnings and conversation is very beneficial. We started using Emtec moulded ear plugs in 2001 and I have used them with great success ever since.
They are very cost-effective, do what they say on the box and remain comfortable all day. In the summer months, when electronic ear muffs become hot and uncomfortable, Emtec plugs are a pleasure to wear.
When we are shooting shotguns and moderated rifles, they are perfect. In common with all in-the-ear type plugs, when we use un-moderated rifles or rifles with muzzle brakes, we use electronic muffs on top of the Emtecs as the bones around the ear are sensitive to sound in excess of 140 decibels.
The plugs are the perfect backup solution, in this circumstance, and help provide total protection. I also use them when mowing the lawn, strimming and in general high noise situations. As I suffer from a little tinnitus, it is vital I protect my hearing at all times. We recommend Emtec to all shooting sports participants; hearing is priceless, so protect yours.
WMS Firearms Training
The War Horse Company find NoiseBreakers the best product of its kind. We automatically call on their services for every cast change and are consistently impressed by their service. Emtec have never failed to provide the right product on time.
The War Horse Company
Historically, it was always difficult to encourage people within the construction industry to wear any type of hearing protection. There was always a reason or excuse why they couldn't or wouldn't wear them. For the last ten years, every tunnelling job I have been on we have used Emtec NoiseBreakers. They do what it says on the tin; they protect your hearing, they are comfortable and they are cost-effective.
The best recommendation I can give is from the workforce itself. They always ask if they get them at the start of the contract, they wear them all day (even in the canteen) and some ask if they can buy another pair themselves for their motorbikes, clay shooting etc. My personal favourite was when a foreman stopped the job and had his team of men searching the workplace as he had lost one. I have used and believe in them but, most of all, the men believe and use them.
H&S Manager MVBJV,
Lee Tunnel Project
At British Aerospace, we have been using Emtec NoiseBreakers for some years now. We have found them to be more than acceptable for our workforce, in that they provide maximum comfort over long periods, plus the fact that our employees can communicate well, which we find is vital, as communication is of the utmost importance in a noisy area. We view the NoiseBreaker, not just as a simple hearing protector, but as an all-important part of the individual's safety equipment.
In 1979, whilst working as a chartered engineer in industry, I qualified as a shooting instructor; a hobby that, in 1988, became my profession - both professions obviously requiring good hearing protection.
In my early days, in-industry muffs were the norm, but in the early 1990s I had a pair of Emtec NoiseBreaker plugs made. I wear electronic muffs whilst coaching - the only reason being that I need to hear my pupils speaking - but for the remainder of my shooting activities I use Emtec NoiseBreaker plugs. The conclusion from my recent hearing test was excellent, which is testament to the fact that I have always worn good quality ear protection.
The plugs are extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, particularly on hot days. I do not hesitate to recommend Emtec plugs to any person for any shooting or industrial activity, even to those working in the offshore industry.