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What kind of hearing protection do you use?

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Got this idea from another thread here.

 

What do you like to use, and why?

 

I usually use the traditional "muff" style, but you can't do that in CAS, right?

 

I also use the "band" type that wrap around the back of my head.

 

http://www.gemplers.com/product/QB1H/Hearing-Band

 

 

Use the ones that attenuate the most decibels. In-ear shaped foam usually the best, as far as I know...

 

-Chris

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Everyone says the keep foam plugs stop the most noise and they are cheap and comfortable as well. BUT, when I got my custom ear plugs made they were SOOOOOO quite it was spooky. I couldn't hear the guns cycle or anyone talking and it actually was too hard to shoot it them. I took em' back and had the baffles put in them and they work great now. Never understood how the ones that don't work as well were able to block so much more noise!?

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I use a custom pair that were made by a ear doctor. I don't understand everyone complaining about the string that keeps them together. When you insert them you put the string to the rear and there is no way for it to cause a problem. A lot of people who use the fitted plugs would do better with them if they put some beeswax or similar product into the ear cavity before inserting the plugs. This helps them obtain and keep the seal much better than if left dry.

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I prefer this type I always called them "Sonic Ears", I can listen to normal conversations then they block out the loud stuff and my ears don't get that clogged up feeling like other earplugs do to me.

 

http://www.cabelas.c...%3Bcat104381280

Noise Reduction Rating is only 18 dB, vs. low-to-upper 20s for muffs and upper-20s-to-low 30s for foam plugs like Leight and E.A.R. Plus the mechanical valve doesn't respond quickly enough to block sharp, sudden sounds like gunshots. They're more effective in blocking continuous noise like factory noise or engine sounds,like jets or heavy equipment.

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I use hearos, when I don't forget to pack them and have to buy another brand before hitting the range.

At the indoor range I use the muffs with the ear plugs underneath. There can be too many loud guns going off at once in a close enclosed area. I already have hearing loss from too many years of diesel engines, I can't afford to protect my hearing now.

 

http://www.hearos.com/earplugs/firearms

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