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Anyone kindly help me about shooting earplugs. What kind of earplug is the best for shooting? Hearing protection is a very important part at the time of shooting. Kindly gives me a better recommendation of about it.

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Howard Leigh’s noise canceling ear muffs or something like that. That’s what I use. Most of the ear plugs we use at work have the same noise reduction. Cans work good too, especially with subsonic ammo.

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I shot a lot and have hearing trouble (brought on by shooting). I have tried several types. The best I have found is to go to a place that sells hearing aids and get fitted for a custom set made for shooting. Most will have that ability. I think I paid about $100 for mine but they fit great and don't bother me at all. 

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4 hours ago, Jkwellborn said:

Howard Leigh’s noise canceling ear muffs or something like that. That’s what I use. Most of the ear plugs we use at work have the same noise reduction. Cans work good too, especially with subsonic ammo.

This.  Or Walker.

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On 12/8/2019 at 8:03 PM, deft said:

I look forward for on what ever this spam account has to offer

Yes, I must offer here a question about what's the different between generic and electronics earplugs? What's the benefits of using earplugs?

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On 12/9/2019 at 10:15 PM, Jkwellborn said:

Howard Leigh’s noise canceling ear muffs or something like that. That’s what I use. Most of the ear plugs we use at work have the same noise reduction. Cans work good too, especially with subsonic ammo.

What kind of earplugs do we need to use for shooting? The generic or electronics.

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7 hours ago, jacksimonton said:

Thanks for reporting me as a spammer.

I didn't actually.  My joke was "reported to police" as in if theres a shooting heres where to look.

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Electronic earmuffs will amplify noise that’s low and anything over a certain decibel level will activate and muffle it. I think mine are 26 decibel reduction.

The generic ones we are talking about are simply the foam ear plugs you roll up and stick in your ear.

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18 hours ago, Jkwellborn said:

Electronic earmuffs will amplify noise that’s low and anything over a certain decibel level will activate and muffle it. I think mine are 26 decibel reduction.

The generic ones we are talking about are simply the foam ear plugs you roll up and stick in your ear.

Thanks for great response and now it's clear to me. Today I visit here https://www.bigearinc.com/product/electronic-hearing-protection which I get from a video source on YouTube. I also read so many articles about it on google today.

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How dare you jacksimonton!?! This is a family forum and you come here under honest pretenses and then start sending private messages of scat pornography!! After seeing all those messages in my inbox and hearing from other users, I’m definitely not clicking on your phishing hyperlink. There’s no telling what kind of filth or viruses I’d be exposed to.

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@Parliament do you have any experience with these?  There used to be outfits that would come to the big clay shoots but I haven’t seen them in awhile. I have been kicking myself as I always heard they worked well. 

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I had some of the pour in mold type made back when I was trap shooting. They work extremely well and were less than $100.

i bet if you called around to the sporting clay places they can put you in touch with the folks that make them.

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I have Walker Xcel 100, they are rated at 26db reduction.

The mic and controls are on the headband rather than the cup which helps keep the dB reduction as high as possible vs their other models.

The Xcel 500 are the same except they have Bluetooth to connect to phones or music etc

When I’m indoors with my 308 I still use foam ear plugs under my Xcel 100

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On 12/9/2019 at 12:49 PM, squib said:

I shot a lot and have hearing trouble (brought on by shooting). I have tried several types. The best I have found is to go to a place that sells hearing aids and get fitted for a custom set made for shooting. Most will have that ability. I think I paid about $100 for mine but they fit great and don't bother me at all. 

This is what I did.  A lifetime of shooting has damaged my hearing and I cannot lose anymore.  I wear the custom set covered by Howard Leigh electronic muffs when I am training at the range.  If I am doing any type of hunting, I am wearing the molded set.  I can wear them 10 hours a day and never notice them.

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What are we shooting ?  If ya don't wanna hear their screams, and pleas for mercy you need something a bit more robust than just foam plugs .

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Second the comments about getting custom molded earplugs if you plan to wear for any length of time. For a few hours, disposable foam earplugs are great and have some of the highest NRR ratings. For any longer, it's worth the custom earmold. I use custom earmolds on my earphones and can wear them for 12hr flights and not notice them at all the entire time, and ears feel completely normal when I remove them.

Most of the recent gun shows I've been to have had someone there making custom silicon earplugs. These work fine, but unless they're an audiologist, I have concerns about the quality and hygiene of their product, as well as whether they know how to safely make an earmold. A proper earmold will have a wax guard inserted first, prevents molding too deep, which can damage the eardrum or get molding material stuck in the ear. Excessive earwax will be removed prior to taking the earmold.

Any audiologist can make earmolds for you and should be able to recommend a shop to send them to to get earplugs made. Sensaphonics is a big supplier of hearings aids and has a large network of affiliated audiologists - their audiologists will know how to make the proper open-jaw ear impressions so you get the best fit and seal:

Scroll down and select your state for a local Sensaphonics certified audiologist: https://www.sensaphonics.com/pages/find-an-audiologist

Sensaphonics earplugs - this is the most noise reduction you'll get in an in-ear: https://www.sensaphonics.com/products/fullshellsolid

If you're taking new shooters or someone very timid/prone to flinching, use a disposable foamie earplug and then put an earmuff over their ears. The sound is a huge part of the intimidation and the more you can eliminate the sound, the more enjoyable it'll be for the shooter. Helps to prevent them from developing a flinch or other ingrained bad habit.

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