When you devote yourself to supervising air traffic, hearing and being heard correctly must not take any extra effort. All Sennheiser air traffic control headsets are constructed with that in mind.
High-quality speakers and microphones able to block ambient noise are therefore an absolute must. Just as a lightweight design that, together with soft ear pads, results in superb wearing comfort over the course of the workday.
During the course of a day, Air Traffic Controllers may be exposed to seldom, but hazardous incoming noises that can be dangerous to the hearing. Technically referred to as a sound burst, this can potentially cause long-lasting damage to the human ear. To safeguard users, all Sennheiser headsets for Air Traffic Control (ATC) are equipped with the innovative ActiveGard® technology.
As long as ATC operators continuously use headsets without ActiveGard®, unexpected noise peaks can lead to irreversible consequences, from headaches and tinnitus problems to acoustic shocks or even total hearing loss. For that reason, the current EU directives regarding workplace security prescribe the protection of employees from acoustic shock.