Hearing Protection

Protect your Senses! ShellShock Protection Debuts Eye & Ear Combos

Something that we all take for granted (until its gone) is our hearing and precious eyesight. That is why it is so imperative to protect those senses. One of Shellshock Protection’s mantras are to “protect your senses,” and that is exactly what their Eye and Ear Combo packages aim to do. From beginner combos to more elaborate ones for seasoned shooters, they are now offering a bit of everything.

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Noveske Rifleworks & Safariland Collab on Liberator HP Electronic Ear Pro

Noveske Rifleworks and Safariland have collaborated on a limited edition set of Liberator HP Electronic hearing protection with a special Cerakote finish. This will couple the qualities of the already high-performing Liberator HP 2.0 hearing protection with a one-of-a-kind Cerakote finish licensed under Noveske Rifleworks.

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New Intrepid Hearing Protection Line From WarBird Protection

Newly-founded WarBird Protection might be best known for its soft body armor, which launched earlier this year, but it makes protection for your eyes and ears, too. For 2024, WarBird just brought out its new Intrepid hearing protection lineup, with three sets of electronic earmuffs.

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[SHOT 2024] Axil X-PRO Innovative Passive Hearing Tech

In a bold move pushing the boundaries of passive hearing technology, Axil, a leading innovator in the hearing aid industry, is set to introduce the X-Pro system: a new earbud that maintains ambient noise while filtering louder noise over the 85-decibel limit, all without the aid of electronics.

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[SHOT 2024] Decibullz Offers Affordable Custom Earplugs

Decibullz unveiled its affordable, custom-molded earplugs aimed at hunters, recreational shooters, law enforcement, and anyone in need of hearing protection at the SHOT Show. Retailing at approximately $25, these earplugs uniquely offer a DIY customization process, making them a cost-effective alternative to traditional custom-fit counterparts.

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[SHOT 2024] Eartune Has New Custom Fit Offer

Adaptive hearing technology firm, Eartune, famed for its cutting-edge sound reduction tech that curbs noise above 85 dB, has introduced a new custom fit option to its suite of products. Making great strides in customizable hearing protection, the California-based company now offers earplugs tailored to the unique shapes of customers’ ears for a personalized fit.

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[SHOT 2024] Savior Equipment Adds Electronic Hearing Protection To Lineup

At SHOT Show 2024, Savior Equipment unveiled their entry into the electronic hearing protection market. The new product, which is not named yet, boasts a range of features designed to enhance user experience. Among the notable characteristics are gel ear cups for added comfort, stainless steel microphone covers for durability, and hook-and-loop fields that allow for the attachment of patches for personalization.

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[SHOT 2024] Altus Wants To Take Custom Hearing Protection Mainstream

Today’s announcement from Michigan-based Altus marks a significant step in making custom hearing protection more accessible in the U.S. Adapting Denmark-based Earfab‘s custom plug-making technology, Altus introduces a user-friendly way to obtain personalized ear protection without the associated high costs or the need to visit an audiologist.

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2023 Fall Buyer's Guide: Over-the-Ear Hearing Protection

We understand the importance of protecting your hearing in various environments, whether at the range or on the hunt, at work, during recreational activities, or even for everyday noise reduction. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we will explore and compare different products available in the market to help you choose the best over-the-ear hearing protection that suits your needs and will help you navigate the top over-the-ear hearing protection products on the market, focusing on key factors like comfort, noise reduction rating (NRR), durability, and design.

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2023 Tactical Games at GTI Load Out – "Pay to Play"

Having just gotten back from my first-ever Tactical Games event, I wanted to put together a write-up on all of the gear I used down at the GTI in South Carolina. I will also be including the prices of all of the gear that I utilized as I feel like I spent a lot of money just to compete at this event. Also, please keep in mind that this was my first event, and I will be doing a follow-up article on lessons learned and how I would tackle my second go around at the GTI Tactical Games. Also, all prices will be MSRP aside from the pistol and ear pro.

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AXIL's XCOR: The World's First True Wireless 100% Digital EarPro Buds

AXIL has recently released a breakthrough product that is a game-changer for those who require high-quality hearing protection. The XCOR is the world’s first true wireless 100% digital EarPro buds, offering the best in sound quality, noise cancellation, and comfort. Unlike traditional hearing protection, the XCOR buds feature cutting-edge technology that allows users to experience 100% digital audio clarity. This means that you can hear your surroundings clearly without any distortion or interference from background noise. With the XCOR, you’ll never have to worry about missing a conversation or important instructions again.

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Rechargeable Protection – Safariland Reengineers the Liberator HP Line

Hearing protection often goes through the same incremental improvement process that firearms gear and ammunition do. Safariland’s Liberator HP line of over-the-ear hearing protection has been some of the best in the business in terms of overall value for performance, but they recently announced that they’ve made some significant improvements to the line including a customer-demanded onboard rechargeable battery. These new models, the Liberator HP-R, are available now and feature more than just a rechargeable battery.

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New SafEarz Three-Flange Filtered Hearing Protection from WildEar

Hearing protection on the range or when you’re out hunting is always one of your top priorities and WildEar is a company that is entirely dedicated to helping you protect your hearing. WildEar is excited to announce their new Ready-Fit SafEarz earplugs that filter out harmful high-intensity noise while still allowing you to hear things like speech, and other low-intensity noise all without having to worry about powering your hearing protection.

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Safariland's New Liberator Advantage Enhanced Warranty Program

Safariland is extending and enhancing the coverage program for their Liberator and Redline series of electronic hearing protection headsets with the Liberator Advantage Enhanced Warranty Program. This program is designed to minimize the cost and expense that organizations like law enforcement and fire departments must incur when their equipment inevitably gets worn out and damaged from regular use and needs replacement. Full details on this extended program are posted below.

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Walker's New Firemax Rechargeable Digital Earmuffs

Walker’s is probably most well known for its popular Razor series of electronic and passive low-profile earmuffs. TFBTV Executive Producer James Reeves is a huge fan of his personal pair of Walker’s Razors for their slim profile, which often aids in forming a solid cheek weld when firing rifles. Walker’s has updated their lineup of electronic muffs with the introduction of the new Firemax Digital Muffs featuring brand new omnidirectional microphones, new electronics, and an onboard rechargeable battery system that lasts up to 150 hours on a single charge.

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New Limited Edition Safariland MultiCam Tropic Gear Now Available

Following up on the massive success they experienced with the release of their Limited Edition MultiCam Black gear, Safariland have opted to release a new set of limited edition hearing protection and holsters. The new Limited Edition Safariland MultiCam Tropic lineup of gear is here and ready for order directly through the Safariland Webstore.

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Review: ATN X-Sound Hearing Protector Earmuffs

When it comes to hearing protection there are a few key markers in a good set. For one, we want them to be comfortable enough where we are willing to wear them continually during long range sessions. Secondly, they need to adequately suppress sound so they are hearing safe (a bonus would be an electronic set that allows you to hear lower decibel sounds like a conversation). Finally, I would like my hearing protection to be slim, light, and potentially even allow me to listen to music or receive phone calls. One new option that achieves all of this is the ATN X-Sound Hearing Protector recently debuted by ATN Corp. So, we are going to examine how their new set of electronic and Bluetooth technology equipped earmuffs perform here today. Let’s dive in!

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ATN Introduces the New ATN X-Sound Hearing Protection

Hearing protection isn’t a term I’d normally associate with ATN and their product lineup but it might start to be more common given that the company just announced the release of their new X-Sound hearing protection. X-Sound hearing protection comes with a standard noise reduction rating of 22 dB and also sports numerous Bluetooth-enabled features that make them suitable for more than just shooting sports.

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Otis Technology's New EarShield Ranger Earmuff Lineup

When it comes to personal protection items, having a lot of versatility and options to choose from is always great. While the first thing that may come to mind when you hear the name Otis Technology is firearms cleaning products, Otis has now joined the ear protection industry with three brand new pairs of hearing protection in their new EarShield Ranger lineup. These new hearing protection units look to be decently constructed with a good set of features for some of the more advanced models and are sold at what appears to be competitive pricing.

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TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 31: Electronic In-Ear Hearing Protection

Welcome to TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 31. In-ear electronic hearing protection has seen an explosion of new products in recent years and this is great for a number of reasons. First, it’s always great to have options but secondly, the technology stuffed inside of these tiny little in-ear devices has become quite good and in some cases can enhance your hearing while simultaneously protecting it. I don’t think anyone is going to argue that in-ear electronic hearing protection is in any way superior to traditional over-the-ear muffs but on a hot summer day when the sweat is pouring down your neck, those giant gel ear cups can be quite uncomfortable. Even if it’s cold out, over-the-ear hearing protection can often interfere with your cheek weld when shooting a rifle, and for these reasons, I generally prefer to field in-ear electronic hearing protection. If you’re looking to pick a pair up, I’ve gathered some of my favorites that are currently on sale.

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TFB Review: New ISOtunes Sport CALIBER Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

It’s universally agreed these days that eye and ear protection should always be worn when you’re out shooting. Whether you’re out hunting, competing at a match, or just out goofing around on the range, keeping your sensitive organs protected from unnecessary trauma is important if you want to keep listening to “ A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton on your way home from the range (don’t lie we all know you do it). Wireless earbuds have become extremely popular these days but often suffer from a couple of core drawbacks. A lot of wireless earbuds lack sufficient battery capacity to last you all day and others aren’t all that durable when it comes to hard range use. The new ISOtunes Sport CALIBER wireless Bluetooth earbuds aim to correct a few of those drawbacks and provide shooters with another option for convenient hearing protection both on and off the range. ISOtunes was generous enough to provide me with early access to these new earbuds for testing and evaluation and today we’ll take a look at the features, pros, and cons of these new earbuds to see if they’d be a right fit for you and the type of shooting that you do.

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[SHOT 2022] New Ghost Stryke Extreme 2.0 hearing protection from Axil and Sig Sauer

New for 2022 from Axil in collaboration with Sig Sauer is the Ghost Stryke Extreme 2.0 in-ear bluetooth compatible electronic hearing protection system.  The Ghost Stryke 2.0 is connected via bluetooth to your device, and the earbuds are tethered to each other via a cable that also connects the on/off switch, volume controls, and rechargeable power source.

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The 10th Day of TFB's 12 Days of Christmas: Training & Safety Gear

Guns sure are great! But they’re also supremely dangerous and that’s why it’s important to always be properly trained and to have the correct safety gear available to you whenever possible. One of the best investments you can make for yourself or for a friend is with firearms training classes. Whether that means it’s your first basic pistol or carbine course or a more advanced counter-sniper course, training often pays back in dividends more than any other firearms-related purchase out there. Safety gear, like hearing protection is another area of purchasing that can both enhance your training and pay off further down the road (you know, when you still have your hearing). So if you don’t want to have your grandchildren screaming in your ear next year to tell you what they want from Santa for Christmas, maybe it’s time to invest in a new pair of hearing protection. Today we’ll be covering some basic training and safety gear to keep you on target and out of harm’s way. Just ask this guy how important training at home is (profanity warning):

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NEW Howard Leight Impact Sport Bluetooth Hearing Protection

Every time you go to the range, you’re guaranteed to see at least one pair of Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic earmuffs. This is because of the high value that shooters have come to appreciate from them. Now, Howard Leight has gone further and has attempted to improve upon an already loved design. Now with Bluetooth 5.0 technology, these are the Howard Leight Impact Sport Bluetooth electronic earmuffs.

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TFB Review: AXIL GS Extreme Bluetooth Earbuds

A little while back, I had the opportunity to test out some of AXIL’s electronic ear protection. The particular model I was able to review was the ultra-lightweight, ultra-low-profile, hearing-aid battery-powered GS Digital 1 earplugs. While I still enjoy and use these earplugs to this day for all the qualities I mentioned in the review, I think I have a new favorite pair of low-profile ear protection that isn’t a pair of earmuffs. While out at a TFB event in Southeast Texas, the TFB crew and I had a chance to test out the AXIL GS Extreme Ear Buds. Many of you were put off by the price and lack of a rechargeable battery for the GS Digital 1 earplugs and I think the GS Extreme Earbuds will offer you everything you were after with the GS Digital 1’s but with a slightly larger package and with more features.

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Walker's New LINK 3.0 Universal Hearing Protection Control App

If you’re a fan of Walker’s hearing protection products and like the connectivity that is provided to you through the LINK app, then you’ll be excited to hear that Walker’s has just rolled out a new version – LINK 3.0. LINK 3.0 takes all of the previous functionality of the LINK app and brings all of the company’s app-compatible ear protection products into one convenient app so you can control, customize and manage your hearing protection.

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Walker's Introduces The New ATACS Sport Earbuds

Over time both professional and recreational shooters are moving away from traditional earmuff designs in favor of sound management earbuds. These earbuds are not only more comfortable to wear for many shooters, but they also offer a much more lightweight option that doesn’t take up as much space in the range bag or get in the way of a solid cheek weld on a rifle. Walker’s has just announced the release of their new ATACS Sport Earbuds that deliver state-of-the-art performance for serious shooters and claim to excel in comfort and operational convenience.

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TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 9: Essential Gear Edition

Welcome to TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 9: Essential Gear Edition. This week I’ve gathered a handful of items that I consider to be “essential” when it comes to shooting or everyday carry duty. We’re lucky enough to have an absolutely staggering amount of high-quality products available to us in the gun industry but it’s always nice to have those things when we also get a bit of a discount (especially during these trying days). This week we’ve got a few lights, a knife, hearing protection, and even some sight-in targets. Are these the only things you’ll be needing at the range? No. However, I find myself using these items more often than not and every item on this list is something I more or less carry with me to the range every time,. Everything else just depends on what kind of shooting I plan on doing for the day.

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TFB Weekley Amazon Deals 5: National Coloring Book Day Edition

Welcome to TFB Weekley Amazon Deals 5: National Coloring Book Day Edition. Coloring books can do a lot of things for both young and older minds alike. For one, coloring books teach children at an early age to develop fine motor skills with their hands as well as small objects. Research also suggests that coloring for adults can help reduce stress levels and encourage more restful sleep. The folks over at armourersbench.com have helped combine the powers of coloring books with fantastic illustrations of firearms from the Advanced Combat Rifle (ACR) program. The Armourer’s Bench coloring books are both highly researched and well put together by TFB Staff Writer Matthew Moss and by Lauren Mcinereny. While they aren’t on Amazon, they are only $10 shipped and they’d make a great gift for any gun lover in your life – just don’t forget the colored pencils. This week’s lineup for Amazon includes some pretty hefty discounts on everyday use range items as well as a budget suggestion from our very own James Reeves for kitting out an inexpensive tactical shotgun.

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New Multicam Black Hearing Protection and Holsters from Safariland

Following many requests by customers for Multicam Black camouflage wraps for many of their products, Safariland has just released a few limited availability editions of their 6304RDS and 6354RDS holsters as well as their Liberator HP 2.0 hearing protection. The Multicam Black hearing protection can now be picked as color options on their respective product pages (linked above). These wraps are made from Cordura nylon and not only look cool but are said to enhance durability.

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