If you don’t like to put in earplugs because you can’t get them in properly then you can’t use that excuse anymore, as the video below will teach you everything you need to know for proper earplug insertion. Use you earplugs to protect you hearing when you are at concerts, riding you motorcycle, mowing the lawn, using shop tools, car race, drag races, hunting, and anywhere where noise levels exceed safe hearing levels. It can only take one incident of loud sound to cause a hearing condition called sudden hearing loss, and the damage may be permanent.
If you will be target shooting with numerous rapid fires, or around noise that is constant for long periods of time it is recommended that you wear both ear plugs, and ear muffs, or digital earmuffs to get the most protection, and prevent damage to the inner ear, that can cause noise induced hearing loss. Hearing loss from long term exposure to noise is permanent, and can not be treated, so protect your hearing, your children s hearing, so keep your ear protection close, and use it frequently.
You can find more information on noise-induced hearing loss, and sudden hearing loss on this page, read them, and then go out and protect your hearing!
Today, there are a wide range of hearing protection device for an individual. For those who working in noisy areas will often result in some form of hearing loss. Everyone should consider using some form of ear protection devices.
Though there are many things to think about, a price is often the top concern for people selecting hearing protection devices. If cost is your top concern, make sure you check online, and even your local department stores. If you are patient you will often find the hearing aid for you at a price you like.
Next to price, efficiency may be the most important item to consider when selecting hearing safeguard. Most devices will have a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) available. The NRR tells you what decibel level the device will protect you from. The higher the Noise Reduction Rate the more protection you get from the device. Some hunters will combine devices for increased protection. Ear muffs and ear plugs would be a case in point of combined devices. You would add 5 to the maximum NRR rating of the two devices.
Ear Plugs are probably the most cost effective, simple and durable option when it comes to hearing protection. Though ear plugs are simple, make sure to choose one of good quality. Some cheep earplugs have minimal protection and may not fit well-causing discomfort. If your earplug does not fit or is inserted improperly, you may not get the protection you expecting.
EAR MUFFS HEARING PROTECTION
Ear muffs are the next most affordable choice. They range from inexpensive sets to high end electronic ear muffs. Inexpensive ear muffs may offer immediate protection for very little out of pocket, but they may lose their seal as time goes on, leaving you with little or no protection. Electronic ear muffs can be a very good choice, but it may be difficult to choose which is best. Many electronic ear muff manufacturers do not include an NRR rating with their products.
DIGITAL EAR PROTECTION
The newest device for hearing protection uses digital technology. There are a few different models available. A good example of today’s digital ear protection devices is the SportEAR. These digital “ears” can help you hear the quietest step of nearby game, but they shut down as soon as they detect any sound louder than a set decibel level. These devices provide both an NRR and a maximum output number, so you can shop around to find the one that suits you best. They are tiny, comfortable to wear, and are equipped with a sensitive volume control.
While more expensive than some hearing protection devices, the digital versions give you a lot for your dollar. The manufacturer can even raise your higher frequencies and lower your low frequencies at your request. Probably the best thing about the new digital hearing protection devices is that they can be used by anyone with hearing problems, too. While they were created for use while shooting, or working in a noise-filled environment, they are also suitable for an average person who suffers from hearing loss. While the devices are made to generically fit everyone,
While more expensive than some hearing protection devices, the digital versions give you a lot for your dollar. The manufacturer can even raise your higher frequencies and lower your low frequencies at your request. Probably the best thing about the new digital hearing protection devices is that they can be used by anyone with hearing problems, too. While they were created for use while shooting, or working in a noise-filled environment, they are also suitable for an average person who suffers from hearing loss. While the devices are made to generically fit everyone, custom fitting may be available from the factory.