Noise Reduction Rating 24dB (with filter caps inserted) Color Black or Clear Size S, M, L Filter Yes Stem Double Flanged Radio Comm Compatible Yes Included Lanyards Detachable
EP3 Sonic Defenders protect your hearing without interfering with your ability to hear routine sounds or conversations. Their double-flanged-stem design fits most people and provides a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24dB. Sounds, at safe levels, are allowed to pass through into the ear canal, while potentially harmful noises (above 85dB) are reduced via a proprietary design that incorporates a special noise-reducing filter. EP3s include attached filter caps, which can be inserted for additional protection and blocking out lower-level noise, like that heard on a plane, where hearing ambient sounds or conversations isn't critical. Right/left color-coded Sonic Defenders are made from a soft but durable, hypoallergenic polymer that provides all-day comfort and an extended product life (up to 6+ months, depending on usage and care). Their patented EarLock® retention rings lock the earplugs in place, while soft, adjustable double-flanged stems provide secure seals in the ear canals. A low-profile design means EP3s can be worn while wearing a helmet or mask, or while using a phone or headset. Available in clear or black.
Comfortable EP3 Sonic Defenders also serve as earpieces for SureFire™ Hearing Protection and other compatible radio communication systems* simply by removing the noise-reducing filter and attaching the earpiece to the system. NOTE: EP3 earpiece will not provide hearing protection if the noise-reducing filter is removed.
EP3s are available in small (S), medium (M), and large (L). Proper size is based on the dimensions of your ear's concha bowl. Size "medium" fits most people; For those with larger (in diameter) ear canals, the three-flange stem of our EP4 Sonic Defenders may provide a better fit than the EP3's two-flange stem.
EP3 Sonic Defenders are sold as a single left/right set. Each set is packaged in a convenient carry case and includes a polymer lanyard.
* RADIO COMM SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY: Thales: Covert Security Harness; Harris: Security Force Communication Set;
Hear safe sound levels (with filter caps out) as if you weren't wearing ear plugs
Patented EarLock® retention rings utilize seven contact points to lock earpieces in place and fit the same way every time; soft, double-flanged stems provide secure seals and all-day comfort
Made from hypoallergenic, medical-grade polymer that's soft, durable, and long-lasting
Low-profile design allows you to keep them in place while wearing a mask, helmet, hat, or while using phone, headphones, or supplemental hearing muffs
Serve as earpieces for compatible* radio communication systems
Available in clear or black
26" polymer lanyard included
randy lopez says:
Posted on 5/12/2017
i love these defenders they saved my hearing back in august of 2010 i was on patrol when we got to a choke point i was hit by an IED. i sustained alot of injuries but my hearing remained intact i would deffinatly recommend the defenders to anyone whos lookin for excellent hearing protection thank you guys so much for the best hearing protection a person can have
michael knapp says:
Posted on 5/12/2017
Having been able to test these out, I must say what a wonderful investment over the conventional foam earplugs. I can still hear voices while other loud noises are blocked or muffled. Comfy enough to sleep in (sometimes in the field your stuck with a LOUD person who snores). They have as you can see in the picture above what looks like plugs, If you plug those in you block out most to all noises, leave them unplugged to hear voices. Great purchase, definately recommend. the way i remembered which one goes in what ear, is "Red is right"