Originally Posted by LouBoyd
I've been shooting for over 60 years, and have always used hearing protection. My father insisted when he taught me to shoott. I still have excellent hearing. Many of my friends don't need hearing protection because they're already deaf. For the last 25 years I've used electronic protectors which allow very close to "normal" hearing with good directional capability.
"Sounds" like my story Lou! 35 years in an industrial work environment and hunting\shooting for the past 50 years, all with proper hearing protection...still have a full range of hearing sensitivity that test between 0-10db!
My motto has always been,"Protect What You Got"!