View Full Version : Hearing loss?

January 23, 2000, 02:15 AM
Do soldiers who fired 50 caliber MGs suffer from hearing loss years later? With the current popularity of .50 rifles, I have read several articles about how great the muzzle blast is; my question is what about those GI's that manned quad 50's. From the pictures, it doesn't look like they had any muffs on. For that matter, what about even larger cal. weapons?

Long Path
January 23, 2000, 05:44 AM
My step father in-law, who manned a quad-.50 in Korea, has a favorite saying:



Harley Nolden
January 23, 2000, 07:01 AM
You'll find that many soldiers who spend 20 or more years in the Army will have a hearing loss. In particular the grunts, tankers and cannoneers etc.

Many of us wear hearing aids, and before that I saw what you said, didn't hear it.