WHAT DID YOU SAY????? That's why I've gone to custom molded electronic ear buds when the guns come out. They are comfortable.....don't even know they are there.......they amplify ambient sound to assist my old, military, heavy machinery blasted ears........and they clip the sound from spur of the moment rifle shot from my gun or a hunting partner. Even add electronic ear muffs over ear buds when the bigger calibers come out on a range. Wish I had found them decades sooner....technology didn't exist when my hearing was still young and undamaged. Please use them to save your hearing. Hearing loss is cumulative from EVERY shot.I agree, but sometimes in the heat of the moment on the mountain staring down a 6x6 elk it is easy to forget to throw plugs in.