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    I was just wondering what ear defenders people use? I use a brand called impact I think, they are sound enhancing ones. I found them great for a game day when they are taken on off etc but when I'm pigeon shooting and wearing them pretty much all the time i do find I get a bit of a headache especially on a windy day.

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    I use Peltor Sport RangeGuard. I find them comforable and can wear them for long periods. They are not the best sound dampening with 21db but I find them sufficient.

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    49 minutes ago, Fredwalton said:

    I was just wondering what ear defenders people use? I use a brand called impact I think, they are sound enhancing ones. I found them great for a game day when they are taken on off etc but when I'm pigeon shooting and wearing them pretty much all the time i do find I get a bit of a headache especially on a windy day.

    I have the same. On a windy day I just turned the volume down.

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    I use a set of hear pro, keep them turned down as Steve says and I find them plenty adequate, i just take them off every couple of hours to let the blood flow fully back into me ears. Cost about £40

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    I have a pair of Howard Leight Impact sport they are a good cheap electronic ear defender. I can hear better with them on although they don't like strong wind and if you have your hood on it rubs the microphones.     

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    I use 3M electronics usually, but have been trying out a pair of Shothunt in-ear electronics recently (  http://www.shothunt.com/standard.php  )  . Main advantage is that they are so small (in your ear like hearing aids) you don't get so sweaty in them as you do when wearing 'cans' in the hot weather we've been having. they're a bit fiddly to adjust to get the volume right because the knob is so small and my fingers are like sausages, but once you have them right they're really very comfy and effective.

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    Normally I use bog standard ear defenders that render me almost totally deaf. However i recently bought some 30 quid electronic ones from Amazon and have to say I am very impressed.i can hear everything except the gunshot. 

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    I don’t need ear defenders . I am deaf as a post for not wearing them over the years . Many many years of rifle ,pistol and shotgun shooting has made me deaf . Protect your lugs with some kind of hearing protectors . Being deaf is not all bad it’s a very noisy  world out there and it’s nice to take my lemon aids out and Experience the quiet zone .

    harnser

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    8 hours ago, Harnser said:

    I don’t need ear defenders . I am deaf as a post for not wearing them over the years . Many many years of rifle ,pistol and shotgun shooting has made me deaf . Protect your lugs with some kind of hearing protectors . Being deaf is not all bad it’s a very noisy  world out there and it’s nice to take my lemon aids out and Experience the quiet zone .

    harnser

    Like you Harnser, I never wore ear defenders over the years (who did of a certain age ?) and am also quite deaf, but would advise the use of them now. I've got quite bad tinnitus, which takes the form of a continuous rumbling which never goes away. 

    I have a pair of Howard Leight which are good but also use an older set of Napier 9 which I find cut out the noise better than the can type, although this may have something to do with also wearing glasses and noise creeping in via the not too flexible arms of the glasses. However the Napier ones are no good for me if sharing a hide as with my hearing, or lack of it, no conversation is possible. The old joke comes to mind when in conversation with my also deaf pal, goes something like this -:

    Me  "Windy isn't it ?"  

    Pal  "No it's not it's Thursday"

    Me  "Yes, so am I, let's go for a beer" 

    My hearing aids fortunately have a setting I call the 'wife' setting which cuts out all background or nagging noises ! 

    OB

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    5 hours ago, Old Boggy said:

    Like you Harnser, I never wore ear defenders over the years (who did of a certain age ?) and am also quite deaf, but would advise the use of them now. I've got quite bad tinnitus, which takes the form of a continuous rumbling which never goes away. 

    I have a pair of Howard Leight which are good but also use an older set of Napier 9 which I find cut out the noise better than the can type, although this may have something to do with also wearing glasses and noise creeping in via the not too flexible arms of the glasses. However the Napier ones are no good for me if sharing a hide as with my hearing, or lack of it, no conversation is possible. The old joke comes to mind when in conversation with my also deaf pal, goes something like this -:

    Me  "Windy isn't it ?"  

    Pal  "No it's not it's Thursday"

    Me  "Yes, so am I, let's go for a beer" 

    My hearing aids fortunately have a setting I call the 'wife' setting which cuts out all background or nagging noises ! 

    OB

     Back in the day if you wore ear defenders you were considered to be a big girl .

    harnser

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    Why not spend around £70 and buy a pair of moulded to fit passive ear plugs. Although I am extremely deaf (brought on by a couple of minor strokes) I have had a pair of Emtech moulded plugs for some 25 + years. Buy the florescent coloured variety, they are easier to find, should you drop them. When I had my hearing, I found the Emtech's great, I could easily hold a conversation in a pigeon hide and my shooting pal was also wearing his. It did become harder to hear through them after my illness, but by just removing one and putting in my hearing aid, conversation was possible, replacing the ear plug when shooting. They are far more comfortable than the 'cans' variety, especially if it is hot weather too.

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    Does anyone use a Bluetooth ear defender? I’ve seen a few radio and Bluetooth ones listed and thought they may be good for a one of the slower days in the hide??

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    They look really good! I have a set of peltor ex mod ones, just looking for opinions on the Bluetooth/radio ones that are available so I could play a set list from an iPod or listen to the radio. Wondering if they are a gimmick that doesn’t really work or not

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    On 29/09/2018 at 21:18, Westley said:

    Why not spend around £70 and buy a pair of moulded to fit passive ear plugs. Although I am extremely deaf (brought on by a couple of minor strokes) I have had a pair of Emtech moulded plugs for some 25 + years. Buy the florescent coloured variety, they are easier to find, should you drop them. When I had my hearing, I found the Emtech's great, I could easily hold a conversation in a pigeon hide and my shooting pal was also wearing his. It did become harder to hear through them after my illness, but by just removing one and putting in my hearing aid, conversation was possible, replacing the ear plug when shooting. They are far more comfortable than the 'cans' variety, especially if it is hot weather too.

     

       I have them too.

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    The bluetooth ear defenders are great. Ive just bought a pair of stihl ones and my mate has some 3m worktunes ones. We use them in the workshop when machining timber. 

    Wouldnt wear them out pigeon shooting tho. Thats the whole point of being out. The peace and quiet, also i listen for the birds coming. 

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    5 hours ago, Westley said:

    Could you not just have bought a mouse trap  ?

    You should see the size of them!! 😱

     

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