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Gentex Introduces New Hearing Protection and Communications, and Respiratory Protection Products at SAFE Symposium

Expanded Portfolio Advances Protection and Performance Capabilities of Aircrew

Carbondale, PA, October 27, 2017. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel will introduce several new hearing protection and communication products to the U.S. market at this year’s SAFE Symposium, featuring the Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs (WCEP). Designed for aircrew requiring double hearing protection, the wire-free earplugs improve reliability and user experience.

The new Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs improve passive noise attenuation and eliminate snag, breakage, and hot spots associated with earplug wires, while simplifying helmet donning and doffing. The Gentex WCEP are shipped with ComplyTM Canal Tips and provide a NRR of 30 dB. The Gentex WCEP provides double layer hearing protection noise attenuation at a price that is a lower cost alternative to typical Active Noise Reduction (ANR) Headsets.

“The introduction of the Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs demonstrates our commitment to strengthen and grow our hearing protection and communications offering, and further expand in this category internationally,” said Robert McCay, vice president aircrew and aircraft maintainer systems, Gentex Corporation. “We’re excited to demonstrate the Wire-Free Communication Earplugs and all of our new solutions at this year’s SAFE Symposium, and honored to have been chosen again to provide our expertise during the symposium on the latest in aircrew helmet system technology.” Product experts from Gentex Corporation will lead the presentation “The Evolution of Rotary Wing Helmets,” scheduled on Tuesday, October 31st from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Other products being introduced by Gentex at this year’s SAFE Symposium include the Gentex Mini Dynamic Oxygen Mask Microphone (MDMM), developed to replace the existing Gentex M-169/AIC Oxygen Mask Microphone. The MDMM’s small profile design allows for greater operator flexibility with microphone placement. Gentex Aircrew Helmet Noise Reduction (AHNR) Technology, which is DoD and MoD qualified to reduce noise exposure for aircrew flying in louder aircraft and during longer missions; and the Gentex Low Profile Particulate Respirator, a low-profile, half-mask respirator that offers 99.97% filtration efficiency against a wide range of particulate contaminants encountered by doorgunners and other rear aircrew.

Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of high-performance flight equipment for aircraft maintainers and military, law enforcement, and rescue aircrew worldwide. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of Gentex, ALPHA, and Aegisound products include scalable helmet systems, and advanced hearing protection and communication solutions.

The SAFE Symposium takes place October 30th through November 1st in Orlando, Florida. Gentex Corporation is located in booth #521. Product experts and executives from Gentex will be on hand to meet with customers and media throughout the symposium. To attend the Gentex presentation on the evolution of Rotary Wing helmets, please visit the SAFE Symposium website. For more information on Gentex Corporation’s aircrew and aircraft maintainer portfolio, visit


2 Responses to “Gentex Introduces New Hearing Protection and Communications, and Respiratory Protection Products at SAFE Symposium”

  1. Jeremy says:

    I wish stuff was easier to find on their website.

    • Steve Z says:

      I wish there were pictures of the WCEP in the press release. I also wish Gentex didn’t acquire Helmet Integrated Systems just to eliminate competition from the Alpha Eagle.