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    Default Re: In Ear Hearing Protection

    Do you have the ones with the "filter" that allows normal speach to still be heard but blocks impulse sound?

    If I may ask what sort of price are they going for?
    Quote Originally Posted by Glocked View Post
    I have moved over to some passive Variphone custom in ear protection a few months ago. Yes, for indoor stuff ddcent ear muffs do protect a bit more, but for the outdoor stuff, I am more than happy. Way more comfortable than muffs, no more headache etc. You can PM me for some contact details on that Variphone's if interested.
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    I have three pairs of CENS custom in ear protection which is really a waste of money and quyite frankly don't work as advertised.

    I have a pair of electronic in ear moulded CENS as well as 2 sets of passives that were made with filters that are also a waste of money.

    It was also a futile excercise to try to convince the guy from CENS mentioned here in this thread previously that they were not doing as what I was told they would do and that was to protect my hearing.

    In ears are comfortable and convenient but never as affective as proper ear muffs in covering the inside and outside of the ear especially the bony parts that in ears don't reach.

    I found out the hard way as I was using the CENS in ears on a pigeon shoot where I shot 500 rounds of 12gauge ammunition in one day.
    The next day I was deaf in the one ear and the other one was ringing as if I had tinnitus.

    My wife insisted I visit an Audiologists and after an extensive and exhausting consultation and tests at the audiologists it was quite evident that the CENS in ear protection was insufficient and not effective at all.

    It took me 5 weeks more to recover so that I could hear normally again without hearing millions of sun beetle chattering in my ears anymore.

    I use passive moulds made by the audiologist together with proper quality passive ear muffs. I have the Peltor Bulls Eye and the Honeywell Passive ear muffs which are great and are NOT electronic ear muffs.

    I Can't hear a thing when wearing them on the range but that is exactly how I like it and how I also know that they are working well and doing what I expect from them.

    Go and ask your Audiologist for a pair of perfect fit passives as they know better than anyone out there and at the same time have your hearing tested as it will be way cheaper too than purchasing electronic ear protection that costs an arm and a leg and does not work very well.
    You could even have the test done on your medical aid too.

    You would not call an electrician to unblock your drain would you???

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    Default Re: In Ear Hearing Protection

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricochet View Post
    I have three pairs of CENS custom in ear protection which is really a waste of money and quyite frankly don't work as advertised.

    I have a pair of electronic in ear moulded CENS as well as 2 sets of passives that were made with filters that are also a waste of money.

    It was also a futile excercise to try to convince the guy from CENS mentioned here in this thread previously that they were not doing as what I was told they would do and that was to protect my hearing.

    In ears are comfortable and convenient but never as affective as proper ear muffs in covering the inside and outside of the ear especially the bony parts that in ears don't reach.

    I found out the hard way as I was using the CENS in ears on a pigeon shoot where I shot 500 rounds of 12gauge ammunition in one day.
    The next day I was deaf in the one ear and the other one was ringing as if I had tinnitus.

    My wife insisted I visit an Audiologists and after an extensive and exhausting consultation and tests at the audiologists it was quite evident that the CENS in ear protection was insufficient and not effective at all.

    It took me 5 weeks more to recover so that I could hear normally again without hearing millions of sun beetle chattering in my ears anymore.

    I use passive moulds made by the audiologist together with proper quality passive ear muffs. I have the Peltor Bulls Eye and the Honeywell Passive ear muffs which are great and are NOT electronic ear muffs.

    I Can't hear a thing when wearing them on the range but that is exactly how I like it and how I also know that they are working well and doing what I expect from them.

    Go and ask your Audiologist for a pair of perfect fit passives as they know better than anyone out there and at the same time have your hearing tested as it will be way cheaper too than purchasing electronic ear protection that costs an arm and a leg and does not work very well.
    You could even have the test done on your medical aid too.

    You would not call an electrician to unblock your drain would you???

    Very informative thanks, I will also pay the Audiologist a visit.

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    Default Re: In Ear Hearing Protection

    I think Ear institute had the noise ban on display at Huntex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxlive View Post
    Do you have the ones with the "filter" that allows normal speach to still be heard but blocks impulse sound?

    If I may ask what sort of price are they going for?

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    Correct yes. There is a passive reduction in overall sound, and then a second passive filter for impulse reduction, over 80db iirc. I got mine for R1600, and it is custom moulded for your ears.

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    Default Re: In Ear Hearing Protection

    On the topic of hearing and hearing loss, here's some science behind why it is important to wear good quality ear protection.

    https://www.pewpewtactical.com/best-...otection/#toc0

    PS: not sure if the link is coming through correctly; but what you're looking for is the section toward the middle of the page that's titled 'The Research'.

    As has been said on the forum time and again hearing loss is cumulative!

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