Hearing Protection

As we all know, our hearing is a precious commodity and we need to do our best to preserve it. In our Shooting Sports this is very much the case. We have to be extra careful. There are many types of hearing protection; there are  Foam Plugs which are cheap and come in all shapes, sizes, colors and most important to us, NRR ratings. Ear Muffs both standard and Electronic, these have a full range of colors and prices from inexpensive to expensive and they have Molded Ear Plugs.

Helping you to understand Hearing Protections NRR (Noise Reduction Rating).  The higher the NRR Rating (NRR33 being the highest, that I have seen) the better protection there is. Most of the electronic muffs tend to be a lower NRR, which for most outdoors shooting I would go no lower than NRR21 or NRR22. For indoor shooting MAKE SURE YOU STAY HIGH, absolutely no lower than NRR28 and go as high as you can. I recommend using foam plugs under the electronic muffs.  Always better to be safe than sorry.

If you want more info on Hearing Protection and the NRR, check this link out. http://www.sensear.com/blog/noise-reduction-rating-nrr-a-beginner%E2%80%99s-guide  or just use that fine universal tool called Google.

Huh? What did you say??? I can’t hear you.   PROTECT YOUR HEARING