E.A.R’s Two-in-One Multifunctional Water-Resistant Electronic Hearing Protector and Personal Hearing Device (P.H.D.)
Quick Fit Hydros™ are ergonomically designed with a stock Half Shell body design that fits comfortably within the folds of the outer ear. With a simple twist of the shell each unit will provide a fit approaching that of a custom fit unit.
E.A.R. Quick-Fit Hydros™ have been specifically designed for those clients wanting a water-resistant multi-functional device that can be worn for Electronic Hearing Protector or as a Personal Hearing Device (P.H.D) for situational awareness by simply changing the tips. Use the Comply Tip when using as a hearing protector. Use the Propeller or Silicone Tips when used a P.H.D.
Like all of E.A.R.’s electronic series, the E.A.R. Quick-Fit P.H.D. – Hydro™ is 100% digital with a multi-channel processor to automatically reduce damaging noise above 85 dB while amplifying quiet sounds, ensuring clear communications, sound directionality and 360 degree situational awareness. Features Include:
Body Style: Stock Half-Shell.
Manual Volume Control
Adaptive Feedback Manager
Tri-Mode Noise Reduction
Digital Speech Enhancement
2 Channels with 12 band equalizer
Multi-Memory with BEEP indicator:
Memory 1. Normal/quiet
Memory 2. Some noise reduction
Memory 3. More noise reduction
Memory 4. Mute
Low Battery Warning Indicator
12 Month Warranty
Battery: 312 Zinc Air, providing estimated 200 hours of use.
-INSERTION OF FOAM TIPS The tip must be inserted from the side of the rigid black ring and must completely cover the terminal part of the unit (as shown) to ensure the maximum grip, protection and comfort. Use the Comply™ Tip when using as a hearing protector. Use the Propeller Tip or Silicone Tip when used a Personal Sound Amplifier.
-INSERTING THE BATTERY The battery must be inserted correctly or the device will not work. 1. Remove the protective sticker from the battery before inserting it into the battery door. 2. Open the battery door and insert the battery with the flat side facing up (marked with +). If the battery is inserted incorrectly, the battery door will not close.
-OPERATION ON/OFF The units have built-in ON/OFF switches. Close the battery door and turn the Volume Control. For right unit, rotate clockwise. You will feel a stop. This is the ON/OFF switch. Rotate to max. For the left unit, rotate counter-clockwise, you will feel a stop. This is the ON/OFF switch. Rotate to max. To make sure that the unit is switched on close your hand around it and verify the presence of acoustic whistle. If you hear the whistle, the device is in operation. To turn off the units, rotate in the opposite direction (counter-clockwise for Right & clockwise for Left). Or, open the battery door. Note: it is not necessary to remove the battery as long as the battery door is opened enough to cut the power supply.
-SETTING THE VOLUME To increase, turn the Volume Control clockwise for the right unit and counter-clockwise for the left unit. To decrease, turn the Volume Control counter-clockwise for the right unit and clockwise for the left unit. When wearing the units, turn the Volume Controls forward to increase the volume. Turn them backwards to decrease the volume.
-POSITIONING THE EARPIECE 1. Check the foam tip to make sure it is clean. 2. Compress or squeeze the tip and insert the earpiece immediately into the ear canal. Wait about 10-15 seconds, allowing the foam time to expand and establish a good seal. 3. Ensure a good seal is provided. Your voice should be much louder due to sealing off ear canal. If device feels loose or not sealing (your voice not loud), try replacing the foam tip with a bigger one and repeat steps 1 and 2.
-BATTERY: Performance may worsen as the battery runs low. The estimated average life of the battery is 220 hours of continuous use. This device uses a 312 Zinc-Air battery. Do not discard the used batteries. Keep them out of the reach of children. Suggestion: keep spare batteries on hand in case the battery runs out of charge while using the device. Battery low warning: when the battery is low, the user hears 2 beeps periodically. Time from the initial warning to the battery’s failure is about 2 hours. Performance and protection are not affected during the signal of imminent battery failure
Many of E.A.R.’s custom products come with a warranty for fit as well as repair and service. If you need to verify your warranty status, please call our office at 1-800.525.2690 or 1-303.447.2619 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm MT.