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Old 11-25-2009, 10:59 PM   #11
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Today I was at a slight disadvantage as I went hunting last saturday and fired 2 shots from a 18" barreled 6.5x57mm without hearing protection since them my ringing is much worse. The doc (Very cute mind you) said I should get a white noise machine to help me sleep at night. I also have a few other problems going on for sleep as well....

But I am chucking the cheap junk muffs I have and investing in some high quality ones for me and some specifically for PVT Tango as well.
Talk to your doctor. There are some drugs on the market now a days that can help to restore some hearing loss.


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Misspent youth and loud work places have left me with a constant ringing in my ears,so I wear muffs any time I shoot,or am with anyone else who's shooting.
Some of the guys I know say "it's only a 22" and don't cover up unless something big comes out,not me,I don't go to the range without it.
I just did the foam in my older set and my newer ones are only 6MO old so I'm good for now.


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A good reminder Tango. I bought electronic muffs last year and truly enjoy them but it is about time to replace the inserts. Something I would have forgotten to do. I expect the more you use your hearing protection the more often you need to replace the inserts, I only use mine 2-3 per month for a couple of hours each time so once a year should be fine.

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Today I was at a slight disadvantage as I went hunting last saturday and fired 2 shots from a 18" barreled 6.5x57mm without hearing protection since them my ringing is much worse. The doc (Very cute mind you) said I should get a white noise machine to help me sleep at night. I also have a few other problems going on for sleep as well....

But I am chucking the cheap junk muffs I have and investing in some high quality ones for me and some specifically for PVT Tango as well.
Heres the ones I use http://msanorthamerica.com/catalog/product502773.html

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yup, headset AND plugs every time on the range. So much easier to shoot when your melon isn't splitting from the noise.
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what? can you speak up please?
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I have the little plugs (custom fit versions from the military) and nice cover the ear protection (they work great when studying and ignoring the wife and dogs).
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I developed Tinnitus at a very early age, I think when I was around 10 years old. I am now 22 and it is very annoying. I can't hear high-pitched noises, and at night when I try to sleep it sounds like I am camped out next to the freeway, the dense hum of traffic stuck in my head and no way to stop it unless I turn the TV or radio on. So I always wear hearing protection because if I shoot without it I will be almost deaf for two or three days, everyone sounding like the adults from Charlie Brown (WAH WAH WAH WAH).
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Here is a good video that shows you the proper way to put in ear plugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghNFKsxJuvYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghNFKsxJuvY
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I developed Tinnitus at a very early age, I think when I was around 10 years old. I am now 22 and it is very annoying. I can't hear high-pitched noises, and at night when I try to sleep it sounds like I am camped out next to the freeway, the dense hum of traffic stuck in my head and no way to stop it unless I turn the TV or radio on. So I always wear hearing protection because if I shoot without it I will be almost deaf for two or three days, everyone sounding like the adults from Charlie Brown (WAH WAH WAH WAH).
Maybe you could use that pinkie finger of yours. Oops, looks like someone broke it off.
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