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    Recommendations for electronic hearing protection

    I am wanting to by a pair of electronic ear defenders. The type that you get moulded to your ears. Does anyone have experience of the main brands on the market? Do they stand up to bad weather? How long do they last? Which ones would you recommend?

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    Peltor Sportac. Comfy, cut out lots of noise but are not as badly affected by the wind as some others I have tried and the batteries last for ages.

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    My Peltor sportac have just died...I've had em for a while but yet to use the first set of batteries......so nul points for them I'm afraid

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    Hi mate,
    I have a pair of exactly what you are talking about, had a resin injected into my ears at a hearing specialist, then they sent them away and about three weeks later i received them back as CENS pro flex hunter.

    They weren't cheap, but IMO worth every penny.
    Its nice to shoot rifle / shotgun without realising you are wearing bulky ear muffs, feels more natural and they are more effective as they are a perfect complete seal of your ear.

    The batteries last about 20 hours - they are hearing aid batteries so not expensive.

    When wearing them, you get what some of the sportac guys will have experienced - a kind of super hearing, the ability to hear other people talking a long way off, or your quarry moving in the woods!

    Hope that helps you make your decision - i wouldn't wear anything else now

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    I used to have a pair of Peltor Tactical 6s and they were fairly good. Heavy rain finally killed them though. Then went on to Peltor Sportac and couldn't get on with them at all. Too big and clunked the stock each time I mounted the gun, so sold them. I now have a pair of MSA Sordin defenders and am pleased with them. Fairly slim. You can get waterproof ones but couldn't afford them at the time. If it is raining constantly I just turn them off and use them as passive defenders.

    If however, you mean the electronic plugs where you get a mould made for inside your ear then I can't help I'm afraid. I do have the passive plugs made to fit and they are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Hi mate,
    I have a pair of exactly what you are talking about, had a resin injected into my ears at a hearing specialist, then they sent them away and about three weeks later i received them back as CENS pro flex hunter.

    They weren't cheap, but IMO worth every penny.
    Its nice to shoot rifle / shotgun without realising you are wearing bulky ear muffs, feels more natural and they are more effective as they are a perfect complete seal of your ear.

    The batteries last about 20 hours - they are hearing aid batteries so not expensive.

    When wearing them, you get what some of the sportac guys will have experienced - a kind of super hearing, the ability to hear other people talking a long way off, or your quarry moving in the woods!

    Hope that helps you make your decision - i wouldn't wear anything else now
    Thanks. These are the ones I am interested in although I am not writing off the traditional ear muffs. What I want to find out is how they perform in bad weather (wind and rain). How long have you had yours? Have you got yours wet? are yours the more expensive 'hunter' model? what batteries are they so I can look them up? I will be wearing them for long periods and will probably need to change the batteries quite often.

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    Just googled the moulded types mentioned above, cost made my ears bleed!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Hearing Resoliution are on the exhibitors list for the Westcountry Game Fair next weekend , I have had the standard custom made hearing protection from them but the electronic ones are not in my budget
    http://www.hearing.co.uk/resolutions/custom.html

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    Hi Tackleberry 270,
    I have a pair of "Ulimate Ear Protection - Reactear". Not as expensive as the electronic type but not cheap (100). I have found them to be superb far better than the "muff" type - don't even know your wearing them and cut out loud noises but still let you hear people talking. Only issue I have is with wind noise (I can already hear you laugh) but I think you would have same problem with other ear defenders.
    Willie

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