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SoundGear Electronic Earplugs

Filed in Articles, Hearing Protection by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments • views: 84

A new generation of hearing protection products for shooters is has become available recently: electronic Earplugs.

The advantage of electronic hearing protection is that they are active only when a shot is fired.  When there is no shooting, they are passthrough – Some even amplify sound.  They are really great for instructional settings or when shooting with friends and you want to be aware of what is going on around you.  The instant a shot is fired thet activate and reduce the sound to a non-dmamaging level.

I have a very nice (and very effective) pair of Pro Ears Gold ear muffs.  I love them.  The only problem is that they interfere with the stock on some of my rifles.As a result, I’ve been looking at electronic ear plugs.

SoundGear offers two products called Instant Fit-Shooter and Instant Fit-Industrial.  Because the differences were not clear on their website, I contacted them and they provided me with the following answer:

“The products are identical in every way except for the programming. The SoundGear Industrial devices essentially cut out sooner and have less amplification, so they are designed for people with little to no hearing loss and can be used both in the workplace (OSHA Compliant) or for hunting and shooting. The SoundGear shooter model has more amplification and is designed only for impulse noises like gun shots. Both products have the same NRR rating of 25dB, so they will provide you with the exact same level of protection if used on the range or in the field.”

The Instant Fit-Shooer cuts off sounds at 95dB.  Below that level it provides 15dB of amplification. It comes with:

  • One (1) pair of SoundGear electronic hearing protection devices
  • Two (2) pairs of orange silicone sleeves – (1) small (1) large
  • Two pairs of black silicone sleeves – (1) small (1) large
  • Two (2) packs of batteries (Size 10)
  • One (1) cleaning brush
  • 1-year Worry-Free repair warranty
  • 30-day, risk-free trial

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