Protect Your Ears When Shooting


( – Safety is always the first and foremost important aspect of handling a firearm, especially during operation. In fact, gunshots produce so much noise that, according to science, they are more than capable of causing damage to your hearing over time. That’s why it’s so important to protect your ears while shooting.

YouTuber Jason Henry has a few tips to help you do that:

There are several ways for you to protect your hearing when out shooting. Granted, not all are particularly stylish — but safety surpasses style. You can always go for the custom molded ear protection if you’re looking for a comfortable fit.

Forty-eight million Americans suffer from hearing loss, the majority of which is caused by loud, noisy environments. What you might not know is that a gunshot can produce somewhere between 140 to 175 decibels of noise at any given time. The exact statistic depends on the firearm, caliber used, and environment, but what really matters is that studies show damage begins after only half of that.

Every piece of hearing protection has a noise reduction rating (NRR) and the highest you can find is 33 decibels, which is more effective than you might think.

You have too many options to choose from that comfortably protect your hearing not to protect this precious sense. In fact, firearm safety involves more than most people might think. Check out these firearm safety tips and be sure to follow them.

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