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Electronic Hearing Protection

I was reading an old shooter's bible and came across an article on hearing protection and since I already have a hearing loss it got me thinking about wearing something while sm. game hunting . I searched and found some fit in the ear types,but they are from $300 and up for the good ones. Walker game ear HD is $130 on e-bay.Anyone use these small type hearing protection devices? I don't want to wear the muff type as they will interfere with wearing a hat and are too bulky.I also found these cheap earplug type - http://www.gundogsonline.com/hearing-pro...the-ear-ac.html Anyone use these ? Just don't need to lose any more hearing than I already have .Being on a tight budget I'd like to spend as little as possible.
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Duke,you have brought up a subject that i take very seriously.I have bilateral defective hearing in both ears from my service in vietnam and i am extremely cautious when it comes to my hearing.I have tried them all and the higher the Db rating the better.The highest i have seen are the soft ear plugs you roll and insert until they expand to your ear.they arerated at 33DB.I personaly like electronic muffs and while i was shooting trap i used Pro Ears Predator Gold listed at 26 db.They are concave at the bottom of each ear piece so they don;t interfere with your stock.I use these the most,even when shooting my rifle,pistols and revolvers.If i want added protection i use them with the sofe plugs also.Have used Peltors in the past along with some cheaper versions and without a doubt the Pro Ears are the best.They even have a pair rated at 33Db.I realize everyone's budget is different but you should def.not let that interfere with your hearing protection.Save up the $$$ and buy yourself the best because when your hearing is lost,it will never come back.I wish you the best .
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You are right on the hearing never coming back. I have tinnitus occurring once in a while and don't want to have any more problems.I found these muffs by peltor-tactical 6s realtree hardwoods http://www.gundogsonline.com/hearing-pro...-hardwoods.html When I shoot at the range I wear foam plugs plus ear muff type protectors.I definately won't buy the cheapest ones when I do decide . People take their hearing for granted untill it's too late.
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