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    I have some significant loss of the higher pitch noises. When tested I found it probably occurred as result of a lack of /poor quality hearing protection when I first started my career as LEO and shooting .357 revolver on a regular basis.
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    WHAT!!! Did you say something???? My wife has shot less then a box of shells in her life but she never hears anything I say!

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    Have a constant ring in one ear that never goes away, mainly from duck hunting. I've tried hearing protection but harder to communicate with my hunting partners and call. winds tend to create a static sound in electronic muffs too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buxndiverdux View Post
    Yep.... The duck blind is prob the worst. Most of my rifle and pistol shooting has been protected.
    The worst I ever had was when I got paired up with a wheelchair-bound hunter in a dove blind. Great guy, but he swung on some birds, and my ears were ringing for weeks.

    I use the electronic sport muffs now. Best of both worlds.

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    winds tend to create a static sound in electronic muffs too
    I've noticed this too

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    I failed the hearing test twice at work.....they claim its from shooting guns, well thats better for them than saying it happened at work.

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    I believe I do have some hearing loss already noticeable and am only 26. I don't know if it's natural, hereditary or from unprotected gun shooting but I have become cautious of it and do not shoot without hearing protection with the exception of single shot deer or turkey hunting. That may need to change though. I even wear hearing protection mowing or weed eating now.
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    huh? yes.........
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    Yup, it has been 3 years since I have not had ringing in my left ear due to a dumb shot with out my hearing protection.

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    Of course, wish I had used ear plugs. Theres no telling how many rounds my poor ears have heard with no protection. Constant ringing, all the time, you young whippersnappers better put the plugs in.

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