Best suited for any environment with excessive noise, our MAXprotect shooting ear plugs are rated at the highest level of in-ear hearing protection for custom earplugs, up to NRR -29 dB*. Some over-the-counter ear plugs boast NRR levels of -33 dB, you'll only get that level of reduction if the ear plugs are inserted to the proper depth and have no gaps or leaks. The likelihood of that happening in the real world is low.
Please read the terms and conditions prior to completing your purchase. All of our custom ear plugs, earphones, and adapters require an impression to be made of each ear at a licensed Hearing Aid Center or Audiology Clinic. Click here to find one near you. Earplug size and colors shown in pictures may not be available for every earplug. Please use the colors in the drop down box to select from the colors available. *Read our 60 day best fit guarantee.
MAXprotect shooting ear plugs are custom molded with a deep ear canal impression which ensure you receive the same dB reduction every time you use them! This makes them much more reliable and a better option if you want to consistently protect your hearing (i.e. for job sites, factory work, ear plugs for shooting or hunting, etc.).
Our MAXprotect shooting ear plugs are ideal for maximum noise reduction during target practice, blinds, and all hunting activities. Normally ear plugs for shooting are either bulky ear muffs (terrible on a hot day and to big while in the bush) or fall out during head and jaw movement. The MAXprotect shooting ear plugs are ideal for all day comfort and a consistent seal for maximum noise reduction. No universal ear plug can match the extended wear comfort of our MAXprotect shooting ear plugs, guaranteed! If you find better ear plugs for shooting than our MAXprotect ear plugs then please let us know and we'll either return you ear plugs and give you a full refund* or we'll work on your MAXprotect shooting ear plugs free of charge to make them better!
Need to hear speech while protecting your ears? Try our MAXprotect with Toggle Filter in order to control the amount of sound you hear! Simply leave the toggle open to hear speech or close the toggle to add additional protection. Even with the toggle open the filter will protect your ears from impulse sounds (door slamming, gun blast, etc.). Our MAXprotect w/toggle are a employee favorite when it comes to ear plugs for shooting, construction, mechanic work, etc. They're one of our best! *actual ratings depend on the ear canal depth, size, and shape.
If you spend a lot of time at the shooting range, and you're not taking measures to protect your ears, you are risking serious hearing lost. Gunfire is considered to be impact noise, which can be particularly damaging to the cells in your ears. If you've ever fired a shot without some sort of hearing protection, it's likely that you've noticed your ears ringing afterward. This is a clear sign of damage.
Hearing damage typically occurs when your ears are exposed to sounds with a volume above 85 decibels. When you're hunting or at the shooting range, it's likely that you're being exposed to volumes that are much higher than that. In fact, gunshots often have a volume that is well above 150 decibels.
Because of this, it's vitally important to use some sort of hearing protection when you are firing your gun. Read on to find out more about wearing earplugs for shooting.
For the reasons stated above, it's essential that you use some sort of hearing protection when you use your gun. While it's common to see people using headphones to protect their ears, earplugs offer a number of advantages.
One excellent benefit of opting for earplugs is that they can be very affordable, especially if you choose to wear disposable earplugs. This is a way for you to protect your ears without having to make any sort of significant investment.
Another major advantage that earplugs offer is flexibility. It's easy to keep earplugs in your vehicle or even in your pockets. You'll be able to access your earplugs whenever you want to use them.
Finally, a significant benefit of earplugs is that they are lightweight and can be highly discreet. In most cases, if your earplugs have been properly inserted into your ear canal, they will barely be visible. It's possible to comfortably wear hats, sunglasses, and other accessories alongside earplugs.
When looking at earplugs to wear while shooting, you'll want to make sure that you choose earplugs that provide a 30 decibel NRR (noise reduction rating) at a minimum. Earplugs with less protection than that won't do enough to block out the impact noise that is coming from your gun.
If you are seriously concerned about hearing loss, and you're going to be shooting in a safe environment, such as a shooting range, you may want to look for earplugs that provide some sort of noise cancelling. With earplugs like this, it will be difficult for you to hear what's happening around you, but your ears will have excellent protection.
Comfort and cost should also be major considerations when you are selecting earplugs. Think about the length of time that you will be wearing your earplugs for. You'll want to find earplugs that you'll be able to wear for hours without any issues.
While disposable earplugs are usually available at a very low price point, they may not be the best option for you if you regularly visit the shooting range. You should consider your costs over time. You may find that it's better to invest in earplugs that you can wear over and over again. You may even want to have earplugs custom made for your ears.
One of the reasons that some people are wary of using ear protection while shooting is that they have concerns about the impact that earplugs could have on their situational awareness. If this is a concern for you, you should consider that your situation awareness could actually improve if you choose to wear earplugs. When your ears are ringing after a shot, it can be difficult to hear noises around you.
If you want to make sure that you can hear what's happening around you, you'll want to make sure that you stay away from noise cancelling earplugs. Instead, find products that are designed to reduce noise. When you wear earplugs like this, it's essentially like turning down the volume on your TV. You'll still be able to hear what's happening, but the volume of those sounds will be decreased.
Although earplugs are designed to protect the ears, some people are fearful that earplugs could wind up causing damage to their ears. While wearing earplugs is much safer than shooting without any sort of hearing protection, these fears aren't entirely misplaced. If you use earplugs improperly, you could cause temporary damage to your ears.
How can you avoid these kinds of issues? Follow instructions clearly and confirm that you're wearing earplugs correctly. Find out how long you can safely wear the earplugs you're using and avoid going over that limit.
Using ear drops after wearing earplugs can also be helpful. When you wear earplugs for a long period of time, it can cause ear wax to build up in your ear. Ear drops can soften this wax, allowing you to clean your ears and prevent and problems. Remember that these issues are minor and that wearing earplugs while shooting is always going to be the safest option.
It's vitally important to wear earplugs for shooting. If you're not wearing earplugs when you fire your gun, you'll want to address this issue sooner rather than later. Find comfortable earplugs that provide a suitable level of noise protection. This will allow you to enjoy your guns without having to worry about damage.
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Hello to all our wonderful clients! As some of you know, we have moved our Capitola location to the Seabright neighborhood of Santa Cruz, located on Seabright Ave about a block towards the beach from the Rio Theater (the full address is below). Call us if you need directions and we hope to see you soon :)
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1535 Seabright Ave. Ste. 100
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