Tinnitus

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  1. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    When I lived in the country, I kept a baker's dozen penned quail under my office window, so I could eavesdrop on their small talk.

    Turkeys were another love, and I can remember the frustration of trying to get the old guys I carried to hear their "drumming". Last time I went, it turned out I'm an old guy.
     
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  2. Larry D

    Larry D Elite Refuge Member

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    We hear of so many things to "cure" the tinnitus. Does anything actually work?
     
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  3. techfowl

    techfowl Elite Refuge Member

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    My ringing gets worse if I am tired.
     
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  4. Vahunter

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    Mine have all told me to take the aids out and use conventional hearing protection. I use foam in the ear and Mickey Mouse ears doubled up for most everything loud.
     
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  5. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    You wear plugs while turkey and deer hunting?
     
  6. 15thTN

    15thTN Elite Refuge Member

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    How do the electronic muffs like the $50 peltors at Walmart work with hunting? They have a volume knob on them, and are handy when shooting and talking to people.

    The electronic part fascinating to me that's for sure. Blocks the shot but I could hear the recoil spring working on my AR after the shot.
     
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  7. Vahunter

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    Actually, great question. If I'm sitting over a bean field with my 30-06, yes, I wear plugs. Hasn't seemed to be a detriment to my success. If I'm in the woods on a stand, or trying to hear rutting sounds, or trying to still hunt, I wear those electronic deals that amplify and then baffle shut for loud noises. Don't turkey hunt much, but I think I'd use the electronic protection.
     
  8. okie drake

    okie drake Elite Refuge Member

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    We use Howard Leight Impact and are happy with them. We also use the Surefire baffle plugs for various situations.
     
  9. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    I've tried electronics for turkey, but more for enhancement than protection. The problem I had, and have heard the same from others, is it being impossible to course a sound/gobble. And if I can't course a gobble, I have no reason to turkey hunt.
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a pair of electronic muffs I wear while coaching trap in cooler weather. I have friends who wear them hunting, but I've yet to find a pair I can shoot in due to the comb hitting the muff.
     

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