AHEAD Custom Molded Earplugs (ACME) are a great new way for drummers and other musicians to safeguard their ears in a variety of practice and performance situations. Non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and EPA-approved, ACME earplugs allow users to safely, quickly and conveniently create a personal set of soft, silicone earplugs at home, in the studio or on the road. ACME hearing protectors are more effective than foam earplugs at a fraction of the cost of custom-fitted earplugs.
The innovative ACME kit comes complete with easy-to-use silicone ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions for combining the components, placing them in the ears and allowing them to cure. The result is a comfortable, durable set of custom-molded earplugs with an EPA-certified Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 26 dB.
According to the National Institutes Of Health, prolonged exposure to sound at 85 decibels (dB) can cause short-term auditory damage while sounds at 120 dB and above can cause painful and permanent hearing loss. Since drumming often reaches or exceeds these potentially dangerous volume levels, ACME’s noise reduction in the 25-30 dB range is effective in providing both immediate and long-term hearing protection.