In-Ear electronic hearing protection

P7M13

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A review I wrote at the beginning of the year.
 

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Lethal_Chica

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Which Sound Gear do you have? I have these https://www.soundgearhearing.com/products/custom-product-silver and they work very well. I put them in when I go out to hunt and take them out over 10 hours later. Very good. They have to be fitted by a hearing aid specialist. Very comfortable.
I had the Instant Fit... as soon as I put the battery in one would have a high pitch whine. I sent them back. I just tried a pair Westone - pic below. Very comfortable and effective for shooting. I only shot for 2 hours. I will see how they fair for a long range shooting or hunting session.
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brcfo_outdoors

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I used to just use over the head ear muffs but they give me a headache wearing them all day. I still use them for range work for the mastoid protection mentioned above, but I wanted something in the ear for hunting.

I use the Otto Noizebarrier Micros and would highly recommend them. They are comfortable for long term, and easy to operate. I wear them hunting, and just leave them in even if we are predator calling and constantly getting in and out of the vehicle. I also used them at an outdoor range and didn't feel like I was going to be deaf the next day, despite not having the mastoid protection. My buddy bought them after I was the canary and uses them for SWAT call outs and training, he has been super happy too. They seem to be one of the best mass produced offerings where the technology is finally there and you aren't paying custom prices.

I had the Walker bluetooth ones which were garbage and wouldn't stay in the ear or really offer any protection.
 

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Walker’s Silencer (600?) Can’t remember the number, and you’ll spend a little bit, but they’re GREAT. I’ve used them from Spring Turkey in North Dakota to Desert Bighorn Sheep in Cuatrociénegas, Mexico. Look for a deal on CamoFire (where I bought mine)
 

C S Fever

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Hey all! I am looking to purchase some in-ear electronic hearing pro. Looking for some opinions, please. I have tried Soundgear, Instant Fit and they whined incessantly, so they is out.

I currently use electronic muffs, but want to find something in-ear. Electronic is a must. Thanks for the recommendations in advance.

P.S. I checked out the other threads with the search button, did not find what I was looking for.

Best, Victoria
Tetra hearing take a look work as hearing aids as well for those with hearing damage already
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JustMe2

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I use the Otto NoiseBarriers and they work great in a hunting environment with a short barreled 308 rifle with a loud muzzle brake. I like that the ear buds battery is rechargeable and lasts multiple hunting days before needing to be plugged into the included charging/storage case. The storage case has its own battery that lasts many weeks without needing to be charged. Great for backcountry hunting camps where no electricity is available. Be careful as some electronic ear plugs use disposable batteries and can't be charged, a real pain constantly buying and replacing batteries every day or two. Also some ear plugs shutoff when they detect a loud noise and you can't hear anything for a few seconds until they reset whereas others just attenuate the noise so you can hear through the noise. Ottos attenuate so you don't miss conversations, etc. My Ottos work great for hunting.
 
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30BR

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You can always wear some of these.....View attachment 196454
Every day for fhe rest of your life...only $4000..they pickup a lot of the sounds...but don't shut much out.....be smart.....use the best protection you can....
I am 85 percent deaf.....and lose another 10 percent to extreme tinnitus......not much fun....these get me back to 30 percent hearing......but nothing works for the tinntus
El Cheapo ear muffs cost me my hearing in a single range session.
Shooting indoors at 100 yds BR match, the muffs (Caldwell) were too slow to react to the bang, and too fast to react to silence. As a consequence I heard every single shot fired in a 50 shot match with 11 shooters on the line; 550 shots plus sighters. They might work good in auto racing but not for shooting.
And walked away with tinnitus permanently.
 

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I use the Otto NoiseBarriers and they work great in a hunting environment with a short barreled 308 rifle with a loud muzzle brake. I like that the ear buds battery is rechargeable and lasts multiple hunting days before needing to be plugged into the included charging/storage case. The storage case has its own battery that lasts many weeks without needing to be charged. Great for backcountry hunting camps where no electricity is available. Be careful as some electronic ear plugs use disposable batteries and can't be charged, a real pain constantly buying and replacing batteries every day or two. Also some ear plugs shutoff when they detect a loud noise and you can't hear anything for a few seconds until they reset whereas others just attenuate the noise so you can hear through the noise. Ottos attenuate so you don't miss conversations, etc. My Ottos work great for hunting.
the disposable batteries for the etymotic are just #10 hearing aid batteries available at just every grocery store in the nation-- they are cheap--last season I used the same set of batteries for the whole 10 day season-- a small extra 10 pack of batteries fits nicely in any pocket so I dont have to carry the whole "battery/charging" pack thing around --there are pluses and minuses to both std batteries and rechargeable in my eyes (and ears ;))

I use the comply memory foam tips (they come in 3 sizes/colors) so they fit my ears better than the standard tips from etymotic --I got my etymotic gsp15's off of eaby, open box/new for $215 so they were a steal compared to what others charge
 

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I would look at the GoAxil.com GS Extremes, https://www.goaxil.com/shop/all-in-one-ear-buds/gs-extreme/
I really like the long battery life of 12 +/- hours. I purchased the Bluetooth option and you will have NR, BT and enhancement. I have not experienced any hum at all and the enhancement is on par with my Ear Muff electronic headset. Please be aware that these are the "lanyard" type as the battery and Volume / BT controls are located on it. Good Luck.
 

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