Shooting is a loud endeavor. Unless you’re using an extremely low-decibel setup like a suppressed .22, ear pro is a must. The consequences for failing to guard your ears against a firearm’s report can include tinnitus or other permanent hearing damage. Walker’s has been in the hearing protection business for over 25 years, and produces some highly-regarded electronic solutions. With a July 14th press release, they have announced the next iteration of this endeavor: the Raptor bone conduction headset. The press release reads as follows.
JULY 14, 2020
Walker’s® New RAPTOR Bone Conduction Headset
A Revolution in Hearing Enhancement & Protection
Walker’s® introduces the RAPTOR, a radical new approach to hearing enhancement & protection. Utilizing bone-conduction technology to amplify ambient sounds by transmitting sound waves through bones in the head to the inner ear rather than through the ear canals. Used purely as an enhancement device, Raptor delivers unparalleled comfort with nothing covering or inserted into the ear canal. Pair it up with your choice foam or custom plugs and the Raptor provides hearing protection through Walker’s legendary SAC (Sound Activated Compression) combined with the plugs NRR Rating. A combination that can’t be beat.
The RAPTOR is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 to allow for music or phone call streaming as well as complete control via the FREE Walker’s Link App.
The framework of the Walker’s Raptor Headset is constructed of a durable and comfortable polymer that fits around the back of the head and over the ears. Omni-directional microphones, independent volume control, and sound-activated compression are standard features. The rechargeable lithium ion battery delivers an efficient charge for hours of performance.
To learn more about this and other Walker’s hearing protection and enhancement solutions for shooters and hunters, please visit https://www.walkersgameear.com
“PROTECT IT OR LOSE IT!”
Raptor Headset features:
- User hears ambient sounds via bone conduction
- Includes 3 pairs of foam plugs (NRR 33)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Listen to music or take phone calls
- Omni directional microphones
- Independent volume control
- Sound Activated Compression
- App Integration
- Rechargeable battery
- Micro USB charging cable
- Patent Pending
Do you already use electronic ear pro or a conventional non-powered version? Have you tried bone conduction technology before? Will you be giving the Raptor a shot? The product page lists an anticipated ship date of approximately August 20th, so you won’t have to wait too long to combine this outer-ear device with your favorite in-ear plugs. Let us know about your hearing protection preferences and experiences in the comments below! Whatever you do, please keep your ears safe when enjoying any gun-related activities. See you at the range.