Varicom: 2-way communication and hearing protection
Microphones for use in noisy places have always been a headache for acoustic engineers as the microphones cannot distinguish between the ambient noise and speech and therefore amplifies all sound.
If placed close in front of the mouth, they pick up a great deal of "ambient" noise, as well as sounds that come from the wearer's breathing. Throat microphones are noisy, too, and not ideally intelligible. Both types can be a nuisance to the wearer and interfere with other equipment.
The Varicom consists of a custom made earpiece with a built-in high profile miniature microphone and speaker. All the electronic parts are imbedded in the earpiece and thereby insulated against the environmental noise. This leads to exceptional speech intelligibility in noise.
Ear-O-Tec | Hearing Protection & Communication Devices
The increasing demand from industry for more effective ways of preventing noise induced hearing loss has over the past five years led to Ear-O-Tec actively marketing and pilot testing custommade and test-capable hearing protection devices to various industry sectors.
As a natural outcome of this process, Ear-O-Tec broadened its reach, developing a hearing conservation strategy that distinguishes it from competitors. In line with this strategy it has added further custom made products to its range – products such as Variphone, Sensear, Noise Clipper and Insta-Molds. The company also recognises the advantages of using trained implementers. That’s why all technicians undergo specified training and are certified to implement the program and the products supplied by Ear-O-Tec. Services are provided on-site to guarantee minimum down time for employees.
All products are manufactured in Australia and Europe to international and national standards(AS/NZS1270:2002).