Safety Data

Science, Safety & Responsibility

These are the guiding principles at CLEAR 360. Built on research, empirical data and proven technology, our rigid protocols provide users with real-world protection in high noise environments.

Safety features:

  • Life-like Auditory Situational Awareness. The CLEAR 360 PRO combines realistic 360° directionality with premium hearing protection. Users also have complete control over how much of the outside environment they allow in.
  • 2-Way Communication. Whether speaking face-to-face or via Bluetooth-connected devices, you can now enjoy crystal clear communication in high noise environments. The CLEAR 360 PRO delivers precise voice intelligibility on both incoming or outgoing 2-Way radio or cellular calls.
  • Premium Hearing Protection. CLEAR 360 furnishes reliable hearing protection data. The CLEAR 360 PRO has been product tested and certified by experts. From extreme impact sounds to sustained high noise environments, users can benefit from CLEAR 360 PRO’s patented hearing protection technology.

It was very important to us that all testing was conducted by a fully accredited, neutral third party with decades of experience in testing hearing protection devices. This ensures that you, the user, can have complete confidence that all measurement data is accurate and unbiased.

The CLEAR 360 has been measured for a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) in accordance with ANSI S3.19-1974 as well as Impulsive Noise reduction in accordance with ANSI S12.42-2010. All measurements were conducted by Michael & Associates, Inc.

Michael & Associates, Inc. is accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Voluntary Accreditation Program (NVLAP), Lab number 100427. These accreditation criteria encompass the requirements of international standards ISO 17025 for performing the aforementioned NRR and Impulsive Noise tests.

NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) versus IPIL (Impulse Noise Protection)… What is the difference and what’s really important?

The NRR rating is a test of the passive protection provided by a Hearing Protection Device (HPD). EPA 40CFR211 requires that all HPDs publish the results of this test. This rating is meant to inform the user of the protection they can expect when properly using the HPD in continuous noise environments. This test is performed on real human subjects with the HPD powered off and used passively.

Impulse Noise Testing (IPIL) is not required by law, and is not always conducted for HPDs or published. This testing is performed on a test fixture (not real humans) with the HPD powered on and at maximum volume. It is intended to prove that the active electronics of an HPD properly limit loud, impulse sounds to the expected passive protection levels measured in the NRR test.

We feel that it is critically important that both tests are performed and that the results are made readily available. NRR testing alone does not tell the whole story of how well the user is protected when the HPD is powered on. By combining the results of both of these tests, users can be properly educated on the performance of their hearing protection in real world environments.

It is our primary mission and responsibility to ensure that our users are properly educated with all relevant information so that they may protect themselves and conserve their hearing.

Please refer to the product “Safety Information & Quick Start Guide” and the “User Manual” before use.