Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cdes, bxrchk, Big Puma, Horbach Outdoors, Cert. Weigh Master
60502 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77598
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43790
BOBO the Clown 41127
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32705
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30585
facebook
Forum Stats
60502 Members
45 Forums
476395 Topics
6249585 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5992925 - 10/24/15 11:05 PM Hearing Loss Protection magazine article
WileyCoyote Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 4535
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
The November Outdoor Life magazine I got today has an extensive article titled "Protect Your Ears", starting on page 78 that goes into great detail on the effects of loud noises like gunfire on your hearing. At the bottom of the article is a small group of ear muffs and couple other items under the caption "Top Hearing Protectors, under the graph & info titled "The Numbers Behind the Noise" outlining what is too loud and when noise will cause damage to your hearing.

After learning to shoot in the late 1960 & early '70's, and began shooting 3-4k rounds of CF Rifle a year under the tin roof at the old Winchester Range on Luna Rd in Dallas, when ear protection was usually only a cotton ball, clean cigarette filter, or mebbe some of the free foam plugs or something similar, my hearing is about 50%+ gone with total loss in some of the upper ranges, plus constant 24/7 tinnitus caused from gunfire and a severe long term food borne fever with SE Asia origins I went thru in my early 20's that has also affected my vision enough to create permanent damage...and since I hate wearing my hearing aids and usually don't, I don't hear all that well in social situations, watching TV etc and am hyper aware of my lack of hearing. Even some foods seem to still affect my hearing now, about like a sugar spike affecte my vision from the beginnng of Type II diabetes, food affects my hyper tension too. It's been said many times that getting Old is NOT for Sissies.

The older I get at now 71, I've finally replaced the ancient Lee Sonic ear plugs and mid grade of BPS's brand of ear muffs I had always used at the gun range, and is probably what saved the degraded hearing I have now by using the Lee Sonic ear plugs under my ear muffs for the last 20-30 years.

Anyway I'd suggest ya'll take a look at this Outdoor Life article to get a better understanding of how to protect your hearing. I've already replaced my ear plugs, and acquired a set of Industrial grade muff's to use at the range, but had forgotten I wanted to order the Howard Leight Impact Sport muffs I found at great prices from Amazon, that are featured in the magazine article as the recc'd lightweight electronic grade product, to wear in static situations like a box blind over the new upgraded foam plugs I've already picked up.
Ron


Edited by WileyCoyote (10/24/15 11:29 PM)
_________________________
Remember Aesops Fables outcome of the "Scorpion & and the Frog's" crossing the river when they get to other side

TooTaToo...We have MET the Enemy...and He is US !!... Pogo

Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it...George Santayana

Top
#5993211 - 10/25/15 10:13 AM Re: Hearing Loss Protection magazine article [Re: WileyCoyote]
Double Naught Spy Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4182
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Yep, hearing is not something that comes back. Even worse is that hearing loss is often gradual enough to not be noticed until it is a problem and then it is far too late.
_________________________
Kill a Hog and Save the Planet
My Videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6la_HDvAobPBTDtj5B-lQ

Top
#5993745 - 10/25/15 04:51 PM Re: Hearing Loss Protection magazine article [Re: WileyCoyote]
dfwroadkill Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3260
Loc: D/FW, TX
Huh, what? confused2

Top
#5993991 - 10/25/15 07:05 PM Re: Hearing Loss Protection magazine article [Re: WileyCoyote]
WileyCoyote Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 4535
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
The 1st NRA or mebbe it was the SHOT Show in Phoenix I attended...same Convention Center but different dates ...I was amazed at all the younger than I am now "old men" standing around YELLING at each other...'cause everbody was DEAF AS A STONE lololol ... one of the loudest indoor crowds I've ever been in.
Ron
_________________________
Remember Aesops Fables outcome of the "Scorpion & and the Frog's" crossing the river when they get to other side

TooTaToo...We have MET the Enemy...and He is US !!... Pogo

Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it...George Santayana

Top
#5995172 - 10/26/15 01:50 PM Re: Hearing Loss Protection magazine article [Re: WileyCoyote]
Dalee7892 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1002
Loc: Denton County
Between hunting ang construction work - I have lost the hi tones 65 percent in both ears. Have to wear hearing aids, no good on construction jobs, to loud. Wear them watching tv, know the neighbors don't have to listen to what I am watching lol.
Wear the electronic muffs in the woods and at the range.
Still talk real loud around the wife.

Top
#5998168 - 10/28/15 07:11 AM Re: Hearing Loss Protection magazine article [Re: WileyCoyote]
Dave Davidson Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/24/06
Posts: 4286
Loc: Hurst, Tx
Tractors, boats, guns and yapping wives have ruined my ears.

Yep, I have hearing aids but only wear them on certain occasions. The rest of the time I just nod and act like I understood.


Edited by Dave Davidson (10/28/15 07:13 AM)
_________________________
Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide