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    Dont take hearing protection lightly

    I made a big mistake on sunday, i took the pup out to get him used to firearms. I fired the 22 about 20 times moved up to the 223 and fired around 10 shots which didnt bother the pup, he was happy as so i let off 4 shots with the 308 and called it a successful day. All rifles are suppressed and i didnt wear hearing protection as i expect the dog to be okay with it. Well that may be the biggest mistake of my life so far! Later that day my left ear started ringing and is still ringing and muffled today so my doctor said if its not any better by the end of the week im off to see the ear clinic to find out how much damage i really have done.

    Im going to buy another set of baffles for my dpt can so i can make it as good as possible for the dog and im going to keep my fingers crossed that my ear is not permanently damaged at 22 years of age.

    DONT BE AN IDIOT, WEAR HEARING PROTECTION IF POSSIBLE.

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    I've been playing round with my rimfire lately and fired a couple of shots through the ar the other night... Serious step up in noise I had forgotten about having been used to 22lr

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    I brought a set of these these after reading the "Blurb' in RodnRifle, the BTooth version.

    I would have been better burning my money all $340 dollars of it.

    I thought they would be good cause I had earmuffs and could use them at work too as I spend most of my time in noisy environments since they are advertised as
    "Perfect for Outdoor and Indoor Activities of All Types, Fitness, Cycling, Hiking, Stadium Events, Tactical, Auto Racing, Shooting, Hunting, Concerts, Musicians, Night Clubs, Industrial, Construction, Motorcycling, General Conversation, TV and more."
    , being able to take and make calls without removing my hearing protection would have been fantastic

    Well they are shit they amplify everything not close to you so other shooters shooting gets amplified, they do cut off when you are shooting yourself. They might be OK for hunting as they amplify surrounding sounds when you are not shooting. If you shoot with a suppressor it seems louder than if you are not using hearing protection at all. Braked rifles then forget it.

    Don't waste your money folks!!!!

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    Here a partial $8500.00 fix!! They’re awesome, but just wish I’d protected my hearing!!Name:  24282B2D-D2E1-4BAC-8E79-E6D3C439636D.jpeg
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    its not just a question of volume but also the waveshape and frequency of sound.
    to give an example 120dB of piano is no where near as harmful as 120dB of violin as the piano produces an almost sine wave tone that accelerates and decelerates the eardrum smoothly, the violin has a very sharp attack on the wave and a slower decay causing the eardrum to accelerate then decelerate abruptly.
    things like angle grinders will cause hearing loss in the vocal frequencies but you will probably still hear lows and highs reasonably well.
    i spent years repairing tv's (old tube ones) with 40 plus running in the workshop, thats 20 years ago and my hearing from 15k to 16k is horrid as 15625Hz was line frequency and after a few months my brain switched off to it. yet i can hear very well below and above that frequency.
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    Summertime all year for me,I have a whole gully of cicadas in my head.
    And a fancy set of dodads like macca.
    Although I can answer the phone with mine,I would rather my hearing.
    WEAR YOUR HEARING PROTECTORS.
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    Im Ok on low frequencies, but have trouble hearing higher range, such as females and kids voices. Was sitting on the deck on the weekend having a coffee and wacked in the hearing aid, Cicadas everywhere. Makes ya day, just small things like that, Im a lot happier in myself, just not frustrated at missing conversations, music and surround sounds. Really just turning off because its too hard. You dont realise how good it is to hear again, until you do!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Only properly suppressed sub sonic rifles are hearing safe other than that you are damaging your hearing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    Summertime all year for me,I have a whole gully of cicadas in my head.
    And a fancy set of dodads like macca.
    Although I can answer the phone with mine,I would rather my hearing.
    WEAR YOUR HEARING PROTECTORS.
    Mine tune a lot of the tinnitus out with white noise, really good, can tune on my iphone. When I first developed tinnitus it nearly drove me mad, absolute a hole of a thing!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Im Ok on low frequencies, but have trouble hearing higher range, such as females voices.
    Not always a good thing

    I have always struggled to hear my partners voice its just her tone frequency

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Only properly suppressed sub sonic rifles are hearing safe other than that you are damaging your hearing....
    Bloody shotgun and 30-06 stuffed mine!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Anyone remember the days when hearing protection was unheard of? I recall three of us firing Bren guns and chewing through several thousand rounds on a 25 yard range...in a blind gully. What’s that? Speak up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Not always a good thing

    I have always struggled to hear my partners voice its just her tone frequency
    But I can tune her out completely, along with the grand kids, without telling them!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    But I can tune her out completely, along with the grand kids, without telling them!!
    Untill she downloads the app that adjusts your tuning and realises your game....

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    I'm the same as Maca49, have excellent hearing aids made by resound but I wish I had all my original hearing. I got mine in my late 40"s compliments of ACC (85% of). I have / had acute hearing and my high tone was damaged early on in life from various work environments. You fellas, young & older need to take good care of your senses, hearing & sight. Wear PPE always when needed.

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