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The WildEar Hunting & Shooting Product Series is built for the shooting sportsman. Whether in a treestand or at the range, WildEar products provide the most advanced technology in hearing protection and enhancement on the market. They protect your ears from extreme noise and gun blasts and also provide hearing enhancement for safety and communication. Our products are designed and built with the latest digital technologies, with the goal of resolving known problems in competitive designs. It has advantages in ease-of-use, simplified controls, field adjustment, durability under harsh field conditions and product quality. Special attention has also been given to achieving the absolute best fit in a custom product.

Research shows gunfire to be one of the leading causes of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus

At impulses in the range of 155 to 175 dB peak Sound Pressure Level, even a single shot can result in damage to the delicate nerve structures of the inner ear. Shooting ranges in both indoor and outdoor settings provide additional risks where bench-rest shooting, platforms, covers, or other solid surfaces can reflect and amplify the sound energy. Unfortunately, many enthusiasts report they seldom wear hearing protection when exposed to gunfire, especially when hunting. 

WHY CUSTOM FIT? 
  • All sizes and shapes of ears can be accommodated, even when surgery, disease or injury has radically changed the characteristics of the outer ear.

  • Consistent protection and comfort​​

  • State of the Art digitally modeled and digitally produced ear shells for precisely custom-fit products.​​

  • No irritating foam ear-plugs or ​​hot and bulky ear-muffs

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Field/Range Products
Tips for shooters to reduce risks of hearing loss
  • Keep hearing protection devices on hand and use them correctly.

  • Use earplugs and earmuffs together (double protection) when using large-caliber guns or when many shots will be fired.

  • Consider smaller calibers or gauges during target practice.

  • Choose a single-shot or bolt-action over a semi-automatic weapon to help reduce the numbers of shots and increase the quiet time between shots.

  • Avoid shooting in large groups, especially at indoor or enclosed firing ranges, and if you do be especially aware of those who may be shooting near you so you can have your ears protected when their guns discharge.

  • Select a firing range with noise control treatments on the walls and ceilings.

  • Choose firearms with longer barrels and no ports or muzzle brakes.

  • Consider using low-recoil (low-noise) ammunition.

  • Consider the use of a firearm suppressor for use in combination with HPDs, where suppressor use is legally permitted.

  • When hunting in a blind, make sure the muzzle is outside the blind before pulling the trigger.

  • Use well-fitted, nonlinear or electronic ear protection designed for hunting/shooting.

Excerpt from: National Hearing Conservation Association Position Statement on Recreational Firearm Noise, 2017