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Hearing Protection

PostPosted:Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:04 pm
by SweetJams
I'm an avid kayakfisher and I also do some hunting on the side. My ears have been very sensitive with the gunshot noise and would like to know what you guys use. I wear earmuffs but recently I get some ringing sensation right after every day of hunting. I'm planning to double down with a good custom in-ear filtered earplugs and get a pair from this brand called Big Ear. Anyone here tried their products?

Re: Hearing Protection

PostPosted:Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:35 pm
by Ron Mc
if you put the foam ear plugs in your ears under the muffs, you should eliminate the problem

Re: Hearing Protection

PostPosted:Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:53 am
by bones72
I wear muffs now if I am just shooting or doing high volume gunning like dove hunting. Of course these are over some fancy noise canceling hearing aids the VA gave me. (I got my bell rung a few times while deployed). Ron gave some solid advice if you don't have fitted electronic plugs yet as I think plugs molded to your ears are the best option. You're doing the best thing though, taking care of your ears once they are gone they don't come back.

Re: Hearing Protection

PostPosted:Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:29 pm
by jharry3
I used to do a lot of USPSA style pistol shooting. Very loud because most people used recoil compensators which channeled some of the mussel blast up and sideways.
I used ear plugs and head phones most of the time.
I still have hearing loss from years of doing this but at least I don't have ringing in my ears all the time like some people I know. Even a .22 will hurt your ears.

Re: Hearing Protection

PostPosted:Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:40 pm
by Ken S
Here,, hold muh beer. while in the mil, I had to be on the tank and arty tables, did that for 6 years, used plugs, and muffs together. I've lose certain octaves, some people I can't hear standing next to them. The ringing is so loud, it sounds like millions of cicadas to the point I have to take a pill to sleep
USE HEARING PRO!

Re: Hearing Protection

PostPosted:Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:58 am
by Ron Mc
I work with two guys, one a former artillery VA hearing disability, the 2nd a career in rotating equipment.
When these two get together for a conversation, put in your ear plugs.