Best Hearing Protection For Shooting in 2017 – Top 10 Compared

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Best Hearing Protection For Shooting in 2017 – Top 10 Compared

Best Hearing Protection For Shooting

Best Hearing Protection For Shooting

Whether you are a serious marksman or a casual shooter, you want to protect your hearing and we believe having the best hearing protection for shooting is a must.  On this website we will focus on all aspects of hearing protection including; ear plugs, electronic shooting ear muffs, headband style ear muffs, hunting hearing aids, and other electronic ear plug solutions.

Why Do You Need Hearing Protection For Shooting?

People don’t recognize the danger of firing even a small caliber gun like a .22 can cause ear damage.  Over time your hearing will be damaged if you don’t take the proper precautions.  Once you lose or damage your hearing it won’t come back and living without hearing is not worth it.  We take protection seriously and so should you.

Below we have a comparison table where we focus on some of the best rated hearing solutions on the market.  We will even focus on Mutt Muff Ear Muffs for your dog’s protection.  I take my dog everywhere and realize that his hearing is even more essential when I am shooting.  So, let’s take a look at some ear protection.

Our Top 10 Hearing Protection Headsets For 2017

Here, you will find our Top 10 Hearing Protection Headsets that are definitely worth considering for those of you who are planning to make a purchase anytime soon.

Hearing protection headsetTypeAmplifierNRRCustomer RatingPrice
Howard Leight Impact Sport OD Electric EarmuffActiveYes - 3x22db4.4/5.0Check Price
Walker's Razor Slim Electronic MuffPassiven/a23db4.5/5.0Check Price
Mpow Noise Reduction Safety Ear MuffsPassiven/a28db4.8/5.0Check Price
Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Pro Sound Amplification Electronic Earmuff (R-01902)ActiveYes - 82db30db4.5/5.0Check Price
3M Peltor Optime 105 Over the Head Earmuff, Ear Protectors, Hearing Protection, NRR 30 dBPassiven/a30db4.6/5.0Check Price
Vanderfields NR35X2 Protective, Foldable Shooting Earmuffs / HeadphonesPassiven/a26db4.2/5.0Check Price
Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic EarmuffActiveYes - 82db22db4.4/5.0Check Price
Peltor Sport Tactical 100 Electronic Hearing ProtectorActiveNo22db4.5/5.0Check Price
EarMuffs Armor Ear Protection for Shooting Mowing and MorePassiven/a39db4.7/5.0Check Price
Pro For Sho 34dB Shooting Ear ProtectionPassiven/a34db4.6/5.0Check Price

Guide For The Table Above:

  • Type – Active (intelligent electronic level-dependent protection), Passive (constant, unchanging amount of sound reduction)
  • Amplifier – Enhanced hearing (ambient sound magnification)
  • NRR – Noise reduction rating from the manufacturer
  • Customer Rating – We base our ratings off of Amazon.com and believe this is the best source for accurate reviews

Howard Leight Impact Sport OD Electric Earmuff

Product Description

The Howard Leight Impact Sport OD Electric Earmuff gives you the ultimate in both safety and ear protection. It does this in two different ways. Firstly, the safety aspect is achieved by distortion-free amplification. It provides up to a safe 82 dB of low level sounds as you would get from range commands and conversation. Secondly, the protection comes from instantaneous blocking of any noise above 82 dB as you would get with a gun shot.

This ear muff is specifically designed for use at the range or in the field. It's low profile ear-cups ensure that there is no interference when aiming. The headband is fully adjustable to ensure a custom fit and provides adequate padding for comfort.

An additional feature is the provision of an external audio jack. This lets you use the earmuff as stereo headphones when you connect your MP3 player or other audio source.

Walker's Razor Slim Electronic Muff

Product Description

The Walker's Razor Slim Electronic Muff provides reliable hearing protection in a slim and low-profile design. They feature a 23db noise reduction rating and Sound Activated Compression. These features protect your hearing from the loud, damaging noise of gunfire and heavy machinery. Additionally, they still allow you to hear range commands and communicate with other hunters or shooters in your group.

The slim, low profile design won't get in the way of your cheek when shooting and they fit easily in your range bag. There is a comfortable headband with metal wire frame.

The Walker's Razor features two, high-gain omni-directional microphones for sound amplification and full dynamic range HD speakers for clear, balanced sound. They handle very well, low noise / frequency that is tuned for natural sound clarity and is controlled by independent volume controls.

Their sound activated compression has a 0.02 second reaction time and the noise reduction rating is 23 db. There is also an audio input jack for listening to your MP3 player or smartphone.

Are You Still Unsure Which of The Best Hearing Protection for Shooting to Choose?

Take a look at our buying guide. Here you will find all you need to know to help you make the right choice of Hearing Protection for you.

What’s your favorite Hearing Protection For Shooting?

From our list of the best hearing protection for shooting, which would you consider? There will surely be more to choose from in the coming months, if none of these pique your interest. Let us know how you prefer to stay hydrated when you are biking by leaving a comment in the appropriate box.

Hearing Protection Pro
Hearing Protection Pro

Hi, Stuart here. Having spent many years in industry I know the value of good quality hearing protection. Your hearing is one of your main senses and without it……I don’t even want to think about it.
Protect your hearing before it’s too late!

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