Hearing protection

gimruis

Active member
I found out recently that my left ear has some permanent damage from shooting firearms. My right ear is fine but that's because its covered up when I shoot. I always wear muffs at the range but I don't wear anything when I hunt because I need to hear a deer walking, a turkey gobbling, or a pheasant flushing. The ear specialist said that the damage is at high frequency sounds and my hearing test confirmed this. Apparently there are plugs you can wear while you're hunting that allow you to hear normal sounds but muffle the loud damaging noise the gun makes when it goes off. If I don't do something about this its only going to slowly just get worse. Thoughts?
 

Kismet

UPH Guru
Foam plugs were developed for factory workers' safety and hearing health. They work great for hunting/shooting and muffle the louder sounds while still allowing most of the quieter sounds--like conversation--to be heard.

Cheap insurance.

Be well.
 

dakotasj

Member
I found out recently that my left ear has some permanent damage from shooting firearms. My right ear is fine but that's because its covered up when I shoot. I always wear muffs at the range but I don't wear anything when I hunt because I need to hear a deer walking, a turkey gobbling, or a pheasant flushing. The ear specialist said that the damage is at high frequency sounds and my hearing test confirmed this. Apparently there are plugs you can wear while you're hunting that allow you to hear normal sounds but muffle the loud damaging noise the gun makes when it goes off. If I don't do something about this its only going to slowly just get worse. Thoughts?
Search "hearing protection" and you will find lots of discussion already in this forum.
I like Sound gear instant fit. Seems to be good protection and actually amplifies normal noise. Very comfortable to wear.
 
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