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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingrid 51 View Post
    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!
    Remember the no hearing protection well, so did ACC until 5 years ago when they decided my hearing loss is now "hereditary" even though I'm the only deaf prick in the family.
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    We have used these in all forms of shooting from about 2005, best I have personally used and have experience of to date.

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    I have permanent ringing in my ears from firearms when i was younger and my job when i was young it was uncool to wear hearing protection but its more uncool not being able to hear properly shit im even tempted to wear muffs when i vacume these days
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    I had ringing in my ears for about 3 days after a Black Label Society concert in the Auckland Town Hall. I often wear earplugs at concerts (I'm into hard rock/metal) but forgot and left them in the car that night. My ears were actually hurting during the concert, loudest one I have ever been to. My annual health check at work still reckons my hearing is excellent, so either dodged a bullet or more likely it's not as excellent as it was.
    I use hearing protection whenever possible/practical when shooting, and always when mowing lawns, using loud powertools, etc (and dont forget eye protection too).

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    I religiously wear hearing protection at work, when I ride a motorcycle. I try to use it when hunting but I am planning on getting some digital ear muffs.

    I have tinnitus from too much ear wax and now I'm an adult it's prohibitively expensive to get it vacuumed out. But it was so nice when I didn't have ringing in my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    I religiously wear hearing protection at work, when I ride a motorcycle. I try to use it when hunting but I am planning on getting some digital ear muffs.

    I have tinnitus from too much ear wax and now I'm an adult it's prohibitively expensive to get it vacuumed out. But it was so nice when I didn't have ringing in my ears.
    Put an air hose in ya other ear and blow it out, get mum to check see can see daylight through yours ears before you do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Put an air hose in ya other ear and blow it out, get mum to check see can see daylight through yours ears before you do it!
    Did you originally train as an "ear, nose and mouth" surgeon, or did the skill just come to you naturally in later life.

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    Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Earmuff are excellent. You can get them cheap on either amazon or ebay. I got a brand new set for $30-$40 odd, however they were purple (hence the price) so just painted them when they arrived.

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    I wear earplugs for a lot of my work day , some times earmuffs as well. I'm not too proud to admit I wear earplugs to do the vacuuming at home, or under my bike helmet, and at 60 I am starting to notice that I dont hear as well as I used to. Always had selective hearing though ....
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    30 years of guys working around me grinding, rattle gunning etc has taken it toll on my ears, they ring constantly and i too wear earplugs vacuuming

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    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.
    WHAT?
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    Remember the no hearing protection well, so did ACC until 5 years ago when they decided my hearing loss is now "hereditary" even though I'm the only deaf prick in the family.
    Screw those weasels. Dont leave it at that, make a scene and lots of noise. if nothing it might damage their hearing too.
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    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.
    At 20 I had the same problem, ringing ears for up to a week. Started wearing ear plugs + muffs and no problems now (with tinnitus). Pass workplace hearing tests fine. If I have background noise I'm basically deaf though (at 36). If you were older there might be no coming back.

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    I had the ear protection guys just made a bad judgement call to not wear it, suppressors dont make them completely safe unfortunately. Ill probably have to live with it for the rest of my life now and thats a hard pill to swallow

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    You overdid it. Your pup didnt have ear protection either.

 

 

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