Any Firearm Enthusiasts Here?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by marcp, Nov 4, 2013.

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    1. marcp
      Irritated

      marcp Member

      Location:
      melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      Hi guys. Are there any firearms enthusiasts on this site that suffer from T.
      I love my clay bird shooting and am not willing to let T get the better of me and stop me from doing this.
      Since getting T I use moulded ear plugs and ear muffs rated nrr33 which is supposed to be the highest protection. I have also just ordered pro ears gold electronic muffs.

      Just wanted to find other shooters who are dealing with the same issues. Also their experience in doing so.
       
    2. Relic Hunter
      Cynical

      Relic Hunter Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1990
      I do not shoot as much as I once did but still enjoy the sport..I always used hearing protection when shooting but did not when hunting when I was a much younger person..
      Now I keep a pair of earplugs or muffs handy when doing just target shooting but also a pair I can grab quick when the occasional coyote should be so stupid to allow me a shot.
      My tinnitus is not very noise sensitive to the occasional loud noise like the slamming of a door but I take no chances with anything that might cause further hearing damage.
      When wearing ear protection I can tell no difference in my T after shooting a few magnum loads. I do not want to even think what would happen without the protection though.
       
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    3. marcp
      Irritated

      marcp Member

      Location:
      melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      @Relic Hunter
      That is good to hear. I went hunting on the weekend. Wore earplugs moulded for my ears and nrr 33 rated ear muffs on top. I beleive that emotion plays a big part in someones T as when I got to the camping site I was a little paranoid about shooting and felt a raise in T. Also felt that way through out the trip and when I got home today.
       

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