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  • Cowboyup65
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    Originally posted by tony View Post
    well, my hearing is finally coming back. I promise, from now on, I will wear hearing protection.

    Tony
    Very good, I am glad for you!
    I wasnt so lucky after putting 25 rds through a 12g sighting it in at a friends house I have permanent loss in my right ear and a defening ring when the room is silent, but that was when I was young and stupid and you never think youll live this long at that age, but you do.

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  • lazer128
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    Originally posted by tony View Post
    well, my hearing is finally coming back. I promise, from now on, I will wear hearing protection.

    Tony
    Good for you. Worth all the trouble! I promise.

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  • Moira
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    I had to put down a horse last November. I was so upset,
    that I forgot to put on ear protection. Yeah, real life isn't
    like the movies.

    I fired 2 rounds and my ears seemed to ring for hours.

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  • tony
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    well, my hearing is finally coming back. I promise, from now on, I will wear hearing protection.

    Tony

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  • Zombie Axe
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    Originally posted by David M. View Post
    Man, I had almost forgotten the ringing part. I've had that so long I'd gotten used to it. Now that you all mention it, I can hear it again!

    Ditto... 155mm artillery will do that to you :( Fire Mission... F-I-R(BOOM OOOOOOUCHE

    Protect your hearing or you will hearing the ringing FOREVER...

    Don't be stupid :( take it from someone who was...

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  • Vicious Ignernt
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    Front row, Def Leppard.
    Front row, balcony right, Rush.
    Both within a couple of months.
    Plus 8 years working in commercial broadcast radio,
    wearing headphones all the time...
    Hearings never been the same.

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  • David M.
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    Man, I had almost forgotten the ringing part. I've had that so long I'd gotten used to it. Now that you all mention it, I can hear it again!

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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by Long_Hunter View Post
    Trust me, once you lose your hearing it will not come back. I was once told that the high pitched ringing you here after being exposed to noises, such as rifle fire, without hearing protection, those are the frequencies you won't here anymore; just listen to them as they fade away. I have complete high frequency lose in both ears; I left it all on a hill called Tinajitas in Dec of 89. It does not come back; protect what you have while you still have it. It only netted me 10% disability when I retired, but I do get free hearing aids from the VA, not that I use them, just ask my wife.:D
    Confirmation on the high-pitched ringing.....this is true and proven.

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  • lazer128
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    The quieter it is the louder those damn crickets are!

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  • Long_Hunter
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    Trust me, once you lose your hearing it will not come back. I was once told that the high pitched ringing you here after being exposed to noises, such as rifle fire, without hearing protection, those are the frequencies you won't here anymore; just listen to them as they fade away. I have complete high frequency lose in both ears; I left it all on a hill called Tinajitas in Dec of 89. It does not come back; protect what you have while you still have it. It only netted me 10% disability when I retired, but I do get free hearing aids from the VA, not that I use them, just ask my wife.:D

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Muffs and plugs will help, but do not eliminate the problem. In a former life I used to shoot a lot. Most of the time when practicing I used plugs and muffs, and when not practicing I went without. I started having a lot of hearing loss in certain sound ranges.

    The Doc said it was atcually the recoil that was causing the breakdown of the inner ear. Said this sort of deafess would not be eliminated by muffs or plugs. CRAP!!!

    I have noticed that it progressed to a point and has stopped. Of course I only shoot about 10% of what I used to. It is still a lot, but not an extreme amount.

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  • lazer128
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    Take it from an ol' deaf fart...protect your hearing like you protect your jewels. I lost a great deal of my hearing by operating a skid steer every weekend with no hear protection for several months. Dumb! Dumb! Dumb! I preach to my two boys how they need to be careful. I can't hear turkeys or deer walking in dry leaves that the two of them do. My average kill dropped when I lost my hearing.

    Take your hearing seriously. Wish I had!

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  • Diesel
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    ROFL sorry i get carried away sometimes Ryan ;)

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  • ryantx23
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    I've shot the 50 and it does go boom pretty loud ;) I was hog hunting the other night with some buddies when we saw about 50 of them running through the field. I started lighting them up with my AR and didnt realize the guy behind me in the rear passenger seat of the SUV we were in had stuck his AK out the window. I think his muzzle blast singed my hair and having the muzzle of an AK less then 2 feet from your ear going off isn't pretty! My right ear rang for 4 days

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  • Diesel
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    I def lost some perm hearing maybe in the 10-20% realm

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