Hunting and ear plugs

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Re: Hunting and ear plugs

Post by Oldbloke » 03 Dec 2018, 5:00 am

Their test results page say SLC80 class 5
But I only checked one type. It’s at bottom of results page

https://www.earmold.com.au/certificatio ... st-results
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Re: Hunting and ear plugs

Post by Bent Arrow » 03 Dec 2018, 11:00 am

Thanks OB

So I just got off the phone with Aaron from Earmold Australia. Apparently, due to recent changes to the Standards, the highest SNR rating these type of moulded plugs can be assigned is 25, even though the actual in-ear reduction is higher.

The solid plugs (no electronics) should provide a reduction of 40.5 dB at 4,000 Hz (the frequency most relevant to gunfire). The moulded plugs with electronics should provide a reduction of 34 dB at 4,000 Hz.

I like the idea of 40 dB reduction, but also really like the idea of being able to hear range commands and have the situational awareness that comes with the electric plugs.....

The plugs are made in Aus, with the electronics imported from UK

I'm waiting on some more info to be emailed through.

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Re: Hunting and ear plugs

Post by Diamond Jim » 05 Dec 2018, 1:44 am

Many years ago I did an audiogram (hearing test) for my pilot's licence. The Dr was ex-RAAF. First comment was "You've been exposed to gunfire. Your hearing curve is diagnostic."
Apparently gunfire ruins the high frequency regions. Even .22LR is right in the damage zone.
Can't follow conversations in a group situation. Constant tinnitus (PITA!). No fix.
Better to protect it in the first place. Find a hearing protection solution you can live with and never compromise.
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Re: Hunting and ear plugs

Post by Oldbloke » 05 Dec 2018, 4:53 am

Diamond Jim wrote:Apparently gunfire ruins the high frequency regions. Even .22LR is right in the damage zone.
Can't follow conversations in a group situation. Constant tinnitus (PITA!). No fix.
Better to protect it in the first place. Find a hearing protection solution you can live with and never compromise.


This is typical of industrial hearing loss. Yep look after it. Can’t be fixed.
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