Ear protection and hearing aides

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by 90acres, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003
    Anybody have any experience with a good product? I've owned some of the Caldwell's but they aren't that good.

    I have hearing aides from the VA but obviously can't hunt with them. I just became aware last Saturday morning turkey that I don't hear a lot going on around me. My son hunted about 100 yards away and heard multiple birds gobbling, I heard none. Last night fishing, my buddy asked if I could hear the gobbler at sunset. I heard nothing. It's kinda depressing.

    Take care of your hearing fellas. I see that Roger's has the Walkers Electronic Alpha Muffs on sale for $70. If they are good I may pick some up.
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  2. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Tinitus is a beeetch. I can only hear ringing in my ears, and that's about it most of the time..... Go to a busy bar or something, I may as well have on sound cancelling ear muffs.
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  3. BarryG

    BarryG Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2003
    It sucks only hearing ringing! You miss most of any conversation you try to have if there's any noise other than who you're talking to!
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  4. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003

    I miss the sounds of the outdoors most.
  5. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I have tinnitus but only notice it when someone mentions it, like right now :tdown::fight:
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  6. truehunter

    truehunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Got hearing aids right before I retired . Expensive little critters but wow I didn’t realized how much I lost . I can hear deer walking and birds chirping again .
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  7. Muleskinner

    Muleskinner Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Osage County
    Following this . Not ready for hearing aids but would like game ears or puffs for hunting . Reviews are all over on all of them.
  8. tinker

    tinker Active Member

    Dec 21, 2011
    MO Pike county - troy
    I got mine at SAMS, $4000. but they have 3 programs on them and it is amazing what I can hear now. birds, squirrels, etc. and I can turn them off when the wife starts yaking!!!lol.
  9. truehunter

    truehunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    I was lucky my insurance covered most of the cost . What gets me is I can buy a phone that takes pics,videos, internet ,music, FaceTime phone calls . I can do much more for under a grand . But amplified hearing aids are 3k and up .
    Lady told me (well you also get our professional service ) . I’m thinking you aren’t a dr. You just run a hearing test machine and turn on my hearing aids with a computer program .
  10. Bootheel Boy

    Bootheel Boy Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Does part of their service offered include maintenance of the devices? Dad had trouble every year. They either needed cleaned or corrosion from sweat would cause trouble.
  11. truehunter

    truehunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Yes they will clean and service
  12. Dafish

    Dafish Senior Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    St. Peters
    I have a Cochlear, sound conducting device, stuck on the side of my head by a magnet. I have no hearing through that ear, period. It works great but if outside get lots of wind noise. Works great in a ground blind though.

    I paid a $20 deductable for them to screw a steel plate to my skull and for the device. Each year they test me with it and adjust frequency's as needed. I never saw a bill or asked how much it cost. One person on here probably knows

    I can answer my phone with it, play music (blue tooth) it is da bomb

    I think I would go thru an ear specialist not Costco/Sams
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  13. truehunter

    truehunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Quite a serious magical procedure there . I’m glad it’s helped you .
  14. huntinmo

    huntinmo Active Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Jefferson County
    For shooting which is mostly sporting clays I use a Pro Ears Dimension 2 (earmuffs type), for hunting I use a Walker's Game Ear which really helps when it works, but I think it may have finally quit on me. I am past due for hearing aids. I had not thought of the VA, I will have to see what they can do for me.
  15. truehunter

    truehunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Yes check Va . Or if you have insurance through a labor union most of the guys I know have vision and hearing coverage
  16. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Your hearing aids are only going to work at good as the person programming it. Wouldn't matter how much you spend.

    You pay for what you get, to a certain extent. Internet sound amplifiers are JUNK. But many of the highest priced hearing aids are that too, overly priced.

    Find a mid range hearing aid that works with your loss. And negotiate price like buying a car.
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