How to Protect Your Hearing When Shooting

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March 16, 2016 / Comments (2)

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How to Protect Your Hearing When Shooting

Practice Safe Shooting – Use Protection!

Every hunter and shooter knows to practice proper gun safety in order to protect themselves and those around them from accident or injury. But one thing that often goes overlooked is ear protection.

Shooting guns without ear protection — and especially doing so frequently, or for long periods of time — will at best cause an uncomfortable sensation and ringing in the ear. At worst, it can cause permanent hearing damage. This is why it is so important to wear ear protection when shooting.

The infographic below from The Smoking Barrel explains the reasons why you need ear protection when shooting, as well as how to best protect your ears.

How Shooting Affects Your Hearing
Source: The Smoking Barrel USA
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