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Old September 30, 2017, 05:04 PM   #1
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I just purchased a Decible Defense Ear Muffs(?) rated as follows;
The NRR is 37 dB & OSHA approved at 34 Decibles & the level of
the noise entering the ear is approximately 63 dB.

What, in plain English, does this mean to me when I'm at the range firing
my guns be it Semis or Revolvers??
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Old September 30, 2017, 06:36 PM   #2
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Noise reduction rating ... 37 is high, really high. Typically I see 34,35 as high end. Indoors used plugs and muffs. Tinnitus is easy to get.
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Old September 30, 2017, 07:23 PM   #3
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You may/probably have to remove the muffs when the range goes cold so you can hear normal conversation and you won't be yelling at other shooters there.
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Old September 30, 2017, 09:25 PM   #4
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They look great! Very quiet. Might not be the best when talking to others at the range!
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Old October 2, 2017, 09:05 AM   #5
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You may/probably have to remove the muffs when the range goes cold so you can hear normal conversation and you won't be yelling at other shooters there.
That's why I always double up ear plugs with electronic ear muffs. Plenty of hearing protection, but you can still hear the world around you.
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Old October 2, 2017, 09:28 AM   #6
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That's my plan. Electronic and plugs. I can hear conversations and have good protection.

The arguments against plugs is that you still get bone conduction of noise.

Electronics alone - might be some sound leakage in the microseconds before they kick in. I can't detect it but that doesn't mean anything.

Both together work well.
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Old October 2, 2017, 06:42 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I hoped that more of of the more great shooters would have spoken
out validating the value of a few $$$ more so you'd keep your hearing better
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