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Old September 15, 2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Hearing protection

Who uses it? I haven't until recently and now have tinnitus and whatever the other thing is when you can't make out a single voice in a crowd.

I've just started using clamshells because the range makes it mandatory and then my son gave me these!



Stereophonic and very cool. Read about them here. http://www.amazon.com/Peltor-Tactica.../dp/B0000X6I5I

These things can actually INCREASE your hearing ability until the hammer falls. I can't wait to try them in the woods, I should be able to hear a deer f**t. That's foot to you youngsters.
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Old September 15, 2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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I am sorry, but where have you been for the last couple or four decades?

For just how long have you been shooting without hearing protection?

Do a search on terms like 'hearing protection" or "tinnitus" or "hearing damage" "electronic muffs" or "electronic hearing protection" and look at all the threads you will find here on the matter.
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Old September 15, 2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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To question 1, somewhere on the planet.

To question 2, over 50 yrs.
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Old September 15, 2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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Out of curiosity, what caliber did/do you normally shoot without hearing protection?

50 years, your ears must HATE you...LOL
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Old September 15, 2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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whatever the other thing is when you can't make out a single voice in a crowd.
any one know what the actual name is for this?

i'd like to do some further research into it.

everyone at work thinks i'm deaf, but i can hear them just fine. i just can't weed out there voices from the background noises.
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Old September 16, 2008, 04:19 AM   #6
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any one know what the actual name is for this?
You have hearing damage.

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everyone at work thinks i'm deaf, but i can hear them just fine. i just can't weed out there voices from the background noises.
You have lost the sensitivity to be able to discern multiple concurrent sounds and you undoubtedly have high register loss (can't hear higher pitches as well).
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Old September 16, 2008, 04:30 AM   #7
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I had a pair of those cheap-o Peltor muffs and found them to be total trash. They crackled terribly and had a disorienting "compression suck" effect when they attenuated shots. You can't leave batteries in them and they break quickly and easily. They are the cheapest electronic muffs on the market for a reason.

I like these a lot better. They sound ok and they are still working after a whole summer's worth of hard use:

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...923&t=11082005
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