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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hearing Protection

I have been hunting for over 40 years. I have worn hearing protection when shooting hunter clays or trap but never hunting. Recently, I have noticed ringing in my ear after a few shotgun blasts hunting small game. It has raised my concern about hearing so I have purchased a Walker's Game Ear. I plan to just get one for the ear receiving most of the blast. I was wondering if others have this problem or is it just me getting old?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 10:02 PM
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Re: Hearing Protection

Get one for each ear. My ears hiss 24 hours a day, you do not want that!




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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 10:34 PM
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Re: Hearing Protection

John has it right, get them for both ears. I can hear sounds in the leaves when I hunting, but they're never coming from where I expect!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 01:11 AM
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Re: Hearing Protection

Like they said get one for each ear, you'll be able to tell what direction a noise is coming from better. I used Walkers for 10 years before going to regular hearing aids.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 06:19 PM
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Re: Hearing Protection

You could also try electronic muffs like the Howard Leight impact sport muffs
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 11:57 PM
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Re: Hearing Protection

my ears are shot. Hearing protection is cheap. Hearing aids are not.

I'm so far behind I think I'm in first place.
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