Electronic Hearing Protection

Electronic Hearing Protection

This is a discussion on Electronic Hearing Protection within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Sister and I are discussing getting electronic ear plugs, looking for recommendations. What are you using? Rechargable or batt operated? I think ear plugs but ...

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    Sister and I are discussing getting electronic ear plugs, looking for recommendations. What are you using? Rechargable or batt operated? I think ear plugs but are muffs a better choice?
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    Peltor hearing protection is some of the best you can get.

    https://www.google.com/search?biw=10....0.oZhu8EMkJiQ
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    I've had pretty good luck with MSA / Sordin and Howard Leight.

    My Peltors were OK but check out the battery replacement, the ones I've had in the past were a pain to get the batteries out.

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    I use Cabelas brand and like them for shooting.

    But i cant use them for hunting. I bought them for handgun hunting, but every time a chipmunk moved, it sounded like a T-Rex was coming thru the woods to get me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    I use Cabelas brand and like them for shooting.

    But i cant use them for hunting. I bought them for handgun hunting, but every time a chipmunk moved, it sounded like a T-Rex was coming thru the woods to get me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Peltor hearing protection is some of the best you can get.

    https://www.google.com/search?biw=10....0.oZhu8EMkJiQ
    I've used pelter for years working in engine rooms but not their electronic version. Thanks, I'll look at those.
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    I use these, after many, many others over the years. The amplification is totally unreasonable, like @G-man* describes. They let me hear much better than normal, which is a great tactical benefit. You can use normal or rechargeable AAA batteries and they shut off automatically in case you forget to turn it off.

    If you use rechargeable AAA or AA batteries, look for the Panasonic ENELOOP brand. They are far and away the best.
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    I use Pro Ears Pro Tac and like them for handgun, which have an NRR of 30. They use CR123 batteries, which is what my flashlights use so I have a lot. One downside is that because they arenít low profile, they are not very good for rifle shooting.
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    I use Otis Ear Shield in 31DB NR version. No batteries. Allows hearing of low DB sound while blocking high DB sounds. Cost $20.
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    I'm thinking about checking these out. Jump to about 2:30 to see where he switches from talking about muffs to plugs.

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    I own some Howard Leight, and was issued Peltors. I like the peltors better.
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    I recommend the Peltors. I picked mine up at the NRA show a couple years ago. They work fine, and batteries are a snap to change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    I use Otis Ear Shield in 31DB NR version. No batteries. Allows hearing of low DB sound while blocking high DB sounds. Cost $20.
    No battery and cheap. I like!

    Iíll check them out, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    No battery and cheap. I like!

    Iíll check them out, thanks.
    Here is a review by Chuck Hawks: https://www.chuckhawks.com/otis_ear_shield.html
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    Otis ear shield looks like the hot lick for me too.

    I generally use Howard Leight cans, full-sized ones rated at NRR of 30. Theyíre bulky but do a pretty good job. Kinda wish Iíd bought the smaller ones also by Leight - they fold flat and, I suspect, may be more comfortable. I bought these instead for the high NRR and lower price. The few dollars werenít worth it, the better noise reduction is.

    When Iím shooting with no one else around I prefer using some Howard Leight Airsoft ribbed ear plugs. They fit well into small ear canals, NRR 27, and are comfortable enough for all day. When I stop shooting I pull one plug out so I can hear anyone approaching or hailing me.
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