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jimbeam
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Member since Oct 2011
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Hearing Protection

LOoking for something to wear while mowing, crawfishing, skeet shooting, ect. Use the foam disposables for now but want something that will last longer.

Can any of you recommend a route, either better plugs or muffs?




Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
19131 posts

re: Hearing Protection
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Use the foam disposables for now but want something that will last longer.

When you get a job as an engineer in a plant, you will get them for free. Just wear them now so you ain't like me with ears ringing and can't hear shite after years of tractor driving without

I have no idea on a good brand but wear them often and you will be better off


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
43182 posts

re: Hearing Protection
Just keep wearin it.

My left ear is fricked up from guns. At 23 years old.

Don't be an idiot like me.


jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
38002 posts

re: Hearing Protection
was talking to someone almost at retirement age today and he said thats one thing he regretted. got me thinking


bulldog95
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North Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
13491 posts

re: Hearing Protection
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Just wear them now so you ain't like me with ears ringing and can't hear shite after years


Hate that constant dull ringing in ears, huh, what.

I always pass my annual hearing test 100%


cdaniel76
Member since Feb 2008
16990 posts

re: Hearing Protection
I use these at work over the foam ones they offer for free(they order them for me when I need another box).

They work great and last a few weeks of daily use.

Image: http://www.howardleight.com/images/media/0000/0155/airsoft.redpolycord.jpg?1345620850


LINK


hashbrowns
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Shitholeastan
Member since Nov 2011
2380 posts

re: Hearing Protection
I've some of the Surefire plugs and they work pretty good. They don't have as much protection as most foamies, but they're close. I've got the ones with an NRR rating of 24, most foamies are close to 30 (except the last batch I got from the walmarks was only 18, not sure what was up with that). Guns aint got shite on airplanes, and I've learned my lesson. I'll wear mine whenever I'm around any kind of noise for more than a few minutes.

eta: I've got the Surefire EP6
This post was edited on 2/19 at 8:52 pm


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El Josey Wales
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Member since Nov 2007
22710 posts

re: Hearing Protection
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Just keep wearin it. My left ear is fricked up from guns. At 23 years old. Don't be an idiot like me.


I'm older than 23 but I'm sitting here typing this with a lovely ringing in my ears. I never wore earplugs when I was younger.


Hammertime
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TGI Fridays
Member since Jan 2012
21440 posts

re: Hearing Protection
I always feel like I am gonna pull out a pound of earwax when I use the ones that go in your ears


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Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: Hearing Protection
Only suggestion I have with reusable, is make sure you clean them daily. I had some and I find my ears start hurting after a few days of use. I go through three or four pair of disposable a day now. I've know folks to get infections by not changing plugs out regular.

Just a suggestion. May not be the case with everyone.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
43182 posts

re: Hearing Protection
I failed my first one ever. At 23.



Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
19131 posts

re: Hearing Protection
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I always pass my annual hearing test 100%

Me too. I think the plugs push the wax further in. Makes its harder to clean your ears out.


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El Josey Wales
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re: Hearing Protection
I failed my hearing test before going to Basic training. The tester guy got mad at me because he thought I wasn't paying attention.

I said " I don't hear shite "


Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
19131 posts

re: Hearing Protection
Weedeaters and chainsaws are some of the worst culprits. I wish I had worn protection earlier in life.


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kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
6336 posts

re: Hearing Protection
For hunting, shooting, classes, and competitions. Electronic hearing protection is the shite.

I started out with some Surefire EP3s, they were good.

Then I got some Caldwell Electronic muffs, they were better.

Now I have some MSA/Sordin Supreme Pro Xs neckband model with gel cups. They are awesome. I can wear them all day and not feel uncomfortable.



El Josey Wales
LSU Fan
Greater Geismar
Member since Nov 2007
22710 posts

re: Hearing Protection
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Now I have some MSA/Sordin Supreme Pro Xs neckband model with gel cups. They are awesome. I can wear them all day and not feel uncomfortable.


Goes to google ...........


DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
43182 posts

re: Hearing Protection
I'll own some electronic muffs before dove season next year. Dove hunting and duck hunting are hell on ears.


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KingRanch
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The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
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Online

re: Hearing Protection
Howard light QB2


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QuietTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2003
20941 posts

re: Hearing Protection
We always wore those sonic ear type buds, not just foam. Supposedly they reacted to more hard fast sound than just growing noise.
We used to shoot a lot too. My hearing is the only thing that hasn't shown signs of age.


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kengel2
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Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
6336 posts

re: Hearing Protection
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Goes to google ...........


Yes. Even though the NRR that is advertised is not as good as others. I can assure you they are much better at reducing noise than cheaper models/brands.


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