Pro17 – Hearing Protection for Musicians and Vocal Performers

4.91 out of 5
(11 customer reviews)

From: $299.00

The most versatile and natural sounding hearing protector in the world. Bespoke custom fit ear plugs with a -17dB filter, designed to protect your (and only your) ears from hearing damage. The standard for amplified musicians, DJ’s, vocalists, sound engineers, clubbers and gig-goers.


Custom Hearing Protection designed for Musicians and Vocal Performers

Pro 17 – Hearing Protection for Musicians and Vocal Performers
Pro17 Custom made Earplugs

PRO17 earplugs have the flattest response filter in the PRO range. Designed specifically for musicians and vocal performers, the PRO17 plugs give one of the most accurate responses of any hearing protector with flat 17dB protection across the board. Keeping all frequencies in check relative to one another means you get to hear the music just as it should sound – but 17dB quieter with no loss of high or low frequencies. Not only does the PRO17 provide a balanced reproduction but, for vocal performers, its vented design reduces occlusion, giving your voice a more natural sound making the hearing protector more transparent so you can concentrate on your performance.

The Pro17: Complete Fidelity and the Flattest responses of any Hearing Protector

The PRO17 has one of the flattest responses of any hearing protector worldwide, offering an accurate representation for anyone that requires complete fidelity from their ear plugs. With an average attenuation of 17dB, the PRO17 is perfect for musicians and vocalists performing with amplification as they are able to extend your safe listening time by more than 5 times. The PRO17 keeps all the clarity of the music by attenuating evenly throughout the frequency spectrum so you can listen and perform hearing everything you usually would but at a lower, safer level.

Small form factor, special Filter design, Comfort and Aesthetics. The Pro17 has it all

Custom Hearing Protection designed for MusiciansThe PRO filter series has been designed anew with the wearer in mind. For starters, it’s smaller than many competing filters, meaning that it can fit into smaller ears without any protrusion – which is great for both comfort and aesthetics. The filters are also user-swappable so you can chop and change as your environment demands to any other filter in the PRO range, giving you complete control over your protection with just a single set of earmoulds. In addition, the PRO series are water resistant so they can be used outside or in high moisture environments and can withstand perspiration without it damaging the filter membrane.

Pro17’s are Natural Sounding Earplugs

Trying to create a natural sounding earplug is no mean feat as far as your own voice is concerned because, as you may have experienced, when you block off your ear canal your own voice starts to boom inside your head (this is what we call occlusion). This is caused by sound that is carried to your ear canal through the cartilage at the side of your head, which usually escapes through the open ear canal so is not heard. When we block off the canal this sound cannot escape and so creates that booming effect. A large amount of occlusion can be eliminated by ensuring that the earplug sits deep enough into the ear canal to extend past the cartilage. This ensures that the sound hits the plug and is deadened rather than entering the canal at all. The PRO filters go one step further by being vented to allow sound to pass both ways, meaning that remaining sound can escape directly through the filter providing one of the most natural sounding earplugs available.

Tailor-made Hearing Protection for the very best Fitting plugs

The PRO17 ear plug is custom-made using soft medical-grade silicone so you get the very best in isolation and fit, allowing you to wear them for hours at a time without fatigue or discomfort. Each earpiece is manufactured to the highest standards ensuring you get a comfortable, discreet and effective hearing protection that can be fitted quickly, easily and securely every time.

Hearing protection tested and certified

PRO17 ear plugs and filters have been tested and certified to EN352-2: The European Standard for ear plug hearing protectors, which is almost identical to the AS/NZS1270 standards.

If you are unsure what product to buy or need further product information before making your purchase, please contact Pacific Ears at [email protected]. We are happy to help!

Replacement and exchange of Pro17 Filters

If you find the filters you have chosen are not suited to your use we will exchange them for a different type. Simply contact us to return your filters to us, and on receipt we will send the replacement pair of filters that you have chosen. This free of charge exchange can only be actioned once, only when the filters are still in new condition and within 30 days of receipt of your order.

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11 reviews for Pro17 – Hearing Protection for Musicians and Vocal Performers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Athena Shiu

    Amazing earplugs that fits my ears perfectly. I also want to mention the great of customer service of Pacific Ears, super prompt and detailed replies. Overall an amazing experience and would highly recommend Pacific Ears for my friends and family!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Willy M’s

    These are awesome !
    They do exactly as described, so stop hesitating , your ears will thank you after

  3. 4 out of 5

    Claire Sadler

    great service, great product, much more comfortable than wearing ear muffs all day

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mark (verified owner)

    Amazing. Could wear them all day and perfect noise reduction level

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cameron (verified owner)

    Super fast and friendly service, ready to answer any questions you have. They directed me to the closest place to get my ear impressions made, and then I had the custom earplugs within the week! They fit well, now just waiting for an event to use them at.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Super impressed with the fidelity, super great service and fast turnaround.

  7. 5 out of 5

    John Rattle (verified owner)

    I was pleasantly surprised on how small and comfortable these earpieces are. The whole experience dealing with Pacific Ears has been, what I believe “Excellent Customer Service” should be like.
    At every stage of the ordering and manufacturing process all my questions where fully answered.
    Everyone I dealt with were friendly and helpful. Advice was freely given, enabling me to choose the correct earpiece to suite all my needs. I highly recommend the company and this product.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Emma W (verified owner)

    Great customer service while ordering multiple earplugs and organising fittings for our band. We all enjoy wearing them with perfect noise reduction. They have made a huge difference for our ears.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Corban T

    Have had a good chance to test out the earplugs and they work really well! Super thankful & super happy. Feel a lot less stressed out knowing my ears will be safer & comfortable on a night performing!


  10. 5 out of 5

    L. Inglis

    Very happy with the fit and their effectiveness. Your service has been clear and efficient, even in these delayed and uncertain times! Very much appreciated and will definitely be recommending to others.

  11. 5 out of 5


    I ordered a pair Pro17’s a couple of years ago. They were absolutely amazing, and you managed to get them to fit inside my very small ears, which was remarkable! I would like another set.
    I’m loving my new pair of musician earplugs, they work beautifully! I would also like to order a set of Sleepsound earplugs now. Monique

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Which Pro filter should I use?

The following is a good guideline but If you are unsure please feel free to contact us for advice: [email protected]

Pro10 – For Acoustic musicians and small ensembles. For light protection in everyday environments
Pro15 – Orchestral musicians, dentists
Pro17 –  Most versatile, DJs, Vocalists, sound engineers, gig-goers
Pro20 – Extra High High-frequency section, ideal for certain drummers and for motorsport.
Pro26 – For venue staff and people exposed to high levels of noise for long periods of time. Good for industrial use.
Pro27 – Best suited for industrial use, motorcyclists and motorsport. The thinner sound tube on the mould to help reduce wind noise under a helmet.
Pro31 – For Industrial noise reduction when speech is also important.

Where can I have my impressions of my ears taken for a custom made product?

We have a extensive chain of fitting points / clinics all over New Zealand (and Australia) which make impressions of your ears for us. Once you have ordered through our website we will send you the details of the closest one. In Auckland for example we work with over 19 clinics.

A qualified employee will make your impressions and sends them to us. Impressions are included in the price of the product.

Impressions are needed for ACS Pro earplugs, ER Musicians Earplugs, SleepSounds, Swimplugs, Custom Sleeves and our in-ear monitors.

If you have any questions please contact us via email: [email protected]

What is the hand grip / cord / standard option for the Pro earplugs?

There are different options for our Pro hearing protectors. Standard / Hand grip / Cord / Hand grip with a cord thread through the hand grip. Each option (except for the standard) is an additional 10 dollars (handgrip with cord: 20 dollars surcharge).

1.If you choose the Standard option, the earplugs are most discrete. They have a very flat profile. The earplugs can be removed by pushing on the skull side of the ear in an upwards movement. The seal will break and the earplugs can be taken out easily.

2. The Pro with hand grip, has a silicone hand grip on the top of the earplug. This helps with insertion and removal. Depending on your ear shape the handgrip might stick out a bit. (size 8 mm)

3. The Pro with cord and shirt clip. The black lanyard is plugged directly in the earplug. For safety purposes and convenience the cord is removable and should not be used to pull the earplugs out of the ears. If you are after a removal option only please choose the handgrip.

4. The Pro with hand grip and cord with shirt clip. This option has the silicone handgrip with a hole where the cord runs through. The cord is removable.

Please note: All these options need to be chosen at the time of ordering as none can be added afterwards. You can order the options in the shop when you order your Pro earplugs.

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Pro17 – Hearing Protection for Musicians and Vocal Performers
From: $299.00