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TECHNICAL DATA

For FieldEarz™ Custom Electronic Hearing Protectors
Programs:

 

FieldEarz™ provides continuous protection against loud noises, including impulse peaks such as gunfire. Our special digital signal processing circuitry is also designed to enhance speech and surrounding environmental sounds. FieldEarz™ offers 4 hearing enhancement programs and a “mute” function – each available with a quick press of a button. Noise protection is always engaged, but you choose which listening programs fit the situation at hand.  

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Technical Specifications:
  • Broad frequency range (emphasis at 500-4000 Hz)

  • Multiple volume settings (gain up to 30 dB)

  • Impulse peak and continuous background noise reduction

  • Wind noise reduction

  • Automatic feedback canceling to help eliminate whistling/squeals

  • Independent left and right ear program and volume controls

  • Remembers the last setting for the program and volume between uses

  • Voice prompts/indicators

  • Long battery life (over 100 hours) with low battery alert

  • Noise Reduction Rating: 26 dB

  • Impulse Peak Insertion Loss Rating: 23 dB reduction for 132 dB peak impulses; 31 dB reduction for 150 dB peak impulses; and 32 dB reduction for 168 dB peak impulses

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Why electronic hearing protection?

Passive hearing protectors can be very effective against loud noise. However, passive hearing protectors are not selective in the amount of protection they provide. Passive protectors reduce both loud and quiet sounds by the same amount. This means that although the user is protected, he or she may miss out on everyday sounds such as speech and environmental sounds.

 

Electronic hearing protectors, on the other hand, use battery-powered electronic circuitry to sample ambient sounds in real time. Quiet sounds are allowed to pass through the earpiece, and very quiet sounds can be amplified to provide a “hearing boost” for the user. But when an incoming sound is too loud, then the electronic circuitry automatically reduces that sound to a safe level. Our Sound Guard™ electronic technology allows WildEar customers to hear game sounds and conversations normally, or even with an enhanced volume boost. But when sounds become dangerously loud, Sound Guard™ will keep your ears protected. We know you want to hear deer and turkey, not loud duck calls and gunfire. 

WildEar electronic hearing protectors offer a variety of frequency and volume settings that allow you to tune your protectors in ways that work best for you. Settings are easily changeable for different environments and listening needs.  

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

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