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May have to give up shooting

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 1100 classic trap shooter, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. 1100 classic trap shooter

    1100 classic trap shooter TS Member

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    Just got back into trap after not shooting for 4 years. I love the sport and was gonna get serious about it. Planned on getting coaching and going to the big shoots. Problem is every time I am exposed to loud noises my left ear has a full sensation. I always wear ear plugs and or muffs. The times it happened before have cleared up, but this time it was been over 2 weeks and I still have the full feeling (like my ear needs to pop). Hope it is not permanent, I have seen doctors about it before with no help. Guess I will go tommorow when I am off work and see if they can help me.
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you find you cannot shoot on a trap field anymore, even with ear plugs, don't give up shooting completely. You can switch to quieter guns. Especially if your state allows suppressors. These are photos of my 10-22 and Buckmark, each pic with my AAC Aviator suppressor mounted. I am in the process of doing the federal paperwork for two more suppressors for other calibers. These are very useful for anyone with hearing damage (I have severe tinitus). I primarily use my suppressor for hunting, where I do not like to wear ear protection (I want to hear vehicle noises, other people, leaves rustling, etc.).
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Give the electronic muffs a try. A lot is at stake here so whatever works.

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  4. wireguy

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    Is it possible your hearing protection (plugs or muffs) is causing the problem and not the noise?
     
  5. JH

    JH Well-Known Member

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    Being half-deaf....I always wear BOTH....foam inserts AND ear muffs....IT WORKS!
     
  6. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    As above, use both...
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    See a Dr!!!...you might have an inner ear/sinus problem...my brother had to have a tiny tube put in his and that cured his problem ..it was agony to shoot or fly with him due to pain and pressure...don't give up until you see a professional
     
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