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hearing protection advice

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by TIPPEDWAD, Apr 1, 2007.

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  1. TIPPEDWAD

    TIPPEDWAD TS Member

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    Looking for help selecting a low to mid price electronic muff set that will not interfere with mu gunstock. I am losing the hearing in my right ear so I am
    beginning to believe the baffle type plugs I have been useing are not getting it done.
    Thanks,
    Whit Haselton
     
  2. TC

    TC TS Member

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    Baffle type plugs can have a NRR of 3 to 7 db's. Foam plugs are usually 29 to 33 db's. Huge difference! Would suggest foam plugs and muffs. Tony
     
  3. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I use a Peltor muff and they really don't interfere with the stock. They are a little awkward when you wear a cap. Peltor makes a "behind the head" muff that might be worth considering. Ear plugs are definitely not enough protection. Ear plugs AND muffs give you the maximum protection. Ed
     
  4. Dove Commander

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    I have a Peltor set and a Walker set of muffs. The Peltor are lighter and cheaper and don't interfere w/ the stock. The Walkers are much better quality and seal to the ear better. The behind the head muffs won't work w/ a shotgun...hit the stock.
     
  5. Dove Commander

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    Seal around the muffs is very important. Plugs under the muffs is a good idea. Your glasses will prevent a complete seal.
     
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