Safety headset automates noise attenuation

The 3M Pelot series includes the ProTac III Headset, geared for environments where workers are exposed to loud or sharp noises, but need to hear warning signals, alarms, or other sounds in machines and processes. It monitors the surrounding environment and automatically adjusts the amount of attenuation when hazardous noises are present.

The ProTac III features lightweight, stainless steel wire headband; rugged, dual-shell design to protect the electronics from moisture; user-friendly controls; ability to connect with smart phones, radios, shoulder mics or other external devices; replaceable cushions and foam liners; and, noise attenuating ear cups.

“Our scientists have developed headsets that not only help protect users from hazardous noise, but also help them communicate and hear important environmental sounds,” says 3M Protective Communication Solutions US Marketing Manager Doug Moses. “It’s about minimizing over-protection to ensure our headsets provide the level of safety needed while providing comfort and functionality.” — 3M Personal Safety, 800/243-4630;