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    I went to the range today to put some rounds thru my .45 and now I am semi deaf in my right ear and have been this way for about 4 hrs now how long will it be this way if any idea?
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    Well if you keep shooting without adequate hearing protection, it will be like that permanently.

    If it's not better by morning, call your doctor and have him inspect your ears for damage, four hours isn't that long in the world of shooting without "ears" but it's long enough to make me worry for your hearing. It should make gradual progress in going back to normal, if you're just as deaf now as you were four hours ago, your may have done damage to your hearing, especially if you were shooting indoors and how much you shot.

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    Did you use hearing protection? What kind? Why did it not work?

    Give it a couple of days, then get your hearing checked if it is that bad.

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    Hearing protection is no joke. I have some hearing loss as a result of being cavalier about it in the past... invest in some decent protection and wear it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD 45 View Post
    I went to the range today to put some rounds thru my .45 and now I am semi deaf in my right ear and have been this way for about 4 hrs now how long will it be this way if any idea?
    Get some ear protection. For what it's worth I had that same problem from sitting too close to my towns July fourth fireworks. It cleared up in a day. I plan on wearing ear plugs next Fourth of July. You know your too close to fireworks when an empty shell drops on you I guess.

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    I used ear plugs from walmart and I shot between 45-60 and I was shooting out doors
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    Foam ear plugs? I would recommend getting the earmuff style and use foam plugs in addition to the earmuffs. Once hearing is lost, it never comes back. I have some hearing loss from my time in the USMC, both from the rifle range and working around jet engines.
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    Your hearing cannot be replaced once gone.

    A decent set of earmuffs are $25-35

    Lose the foam plugs, or like others said, use them along with the muffs.
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    Trust me I will do it next time.

    But I hope the hearing is back before tommrow morning so I can go to work.
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    I usually shoot my XD45, shotgun and my AR-15 with only the foam earplugs. If they are inserted correctly they work very well.

    I assume you must not have gotten them correctly inserted. It can be a pain.

    How did you go about inserting these foam plugs?
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    I've heard that taking aspirin can help alleviate minor noise-induced-hearing-loss. Unless you've got other medical issues going it, it can't hurt.

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    And get some good 'muffs. They'll help. A lot.
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    i might try the asprin but I am thinking of getting a doc to see what he thinks. No I tried to insert the plug but must not have been in correct so now I have to deal with it.
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    I shot a snubby .44 or .45 once when I was 16 with no hearing protection. My right ear was completely deaf and ringing for 2 days. My hearing fully restored, but I learned a hard lesson.

    I don't ever use muffs, just the foamies, but check the decibel rating on the foamies before you buy them. I think mine were 33 and they work fine even indoors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus View Post
    I've heard that taking aspirin can help alleviate minor noise-induced-hearing-loss. Unless you've got other medical issues going it, it can't hurt.

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    I am not a doctor, and don't know anything about you. Take my advice at your own risk.

    And get some good 'muffs. They'll help. A lot.

    Aspirin! Vitamin E! Sure can't hurt!
    The article referenced therein suggested NIHL can be alleviated and/or minimized if you act quickly!

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ring-loss.html

    Now, see your Doc and get some muffs!

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