Next Generation CLARUS In-Ear Headset for Hearing Protection

Feb. 10, 2014

Source of Sound's (SOS) CLARUS is one of the world’s smallest and lightest in-ear tactical headset system. The fourth-generation miniaturized headset control unit connects to a full range of radios and offers advanced hearing protection and communications capabilities. CLARUS provides passive and steady state noise control, intercom interoperability, clear communications, and sound localization for full situational awareness. With the CLARUS, users have simultaneous communications on a personal radio and platform intercom, and communication in the heat of battle without taking hands off the weapon (when using the optional push-to-talk).

The unique, electronically-controlled earplugs protect the soldier in the field against loud, impulse noises, automatically and immediately reducing the decibel level, whether the sounds originate from small arms, heavy weapons, or explosions, including IEDs.  The CLARUS addresses the critical need for audio protection in urban areas, where sounds are magnified - protecting the fighter from hearing loss, while providing full situational awareness and enabling him to execute his mission. Noise-induced hearing loss includes both deafness and tinnitus, each of which is often permanent, is associated with accelerated cognitive decline, and is the most frequent and costly disability faced by warfighters around the globe.

Featuring noise compression and high impact gunshot protection, the cutting-edge solution supports full duplex radio and stereo, has dual comms capabilities, and provides voice prompt feedback. Fully automated, lightweight, and submersible to 20 meters, the CLARUS is simple to use straight out of the box.  Consuming very low power, the CLARUS can be powered by the radio or its on-board AAA battery. Compatible with a broad range of radios and available in single or dual radio configurations, it includes a direct, interchangeable radio connector and is available in black or desert tan.

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