http://www.exploreproducts.com/allen-sound-sensor-hearing-protection.htmWhat are they? Got a picture or a link?
I had a suspicion that's what you were talking about. I bought a pair earlier this year when my local gun shop guy came back from the SHOT show talking about them. Surprisingly, they actually work for me. Except after trying them, I went back to my Peltor Tac 6's because the Allen's were just too cumbersome to put on properly and keep in place during a range session, and I like having sound amplified. I keep them folded up in my range bag as back-up hearing protection.
I have Howard Leight foam plugs rated at NRR 33 which I think is db's. The best electronic muffs I have seen are rated at maybe NRR 26 or 27. So maybe your information is backwards...Now before I irritate you foam plug users, read your label, 28-29 db tops and that is for the first insertion only,
All the orange and yellow foam ear plugs which we used by the case were only rated at 29 db. N the over the head rubberized foam core were suppose to be rated in the 33 area, that is if you could get to fit correctly and then stay put. Some went with custom fit ear plugs, but those got dirty and wore out too quickly.I have Howard Leight foam plugs rated at NRR 33 which I think is db's. The best electronic muffs I have seen are rated at maybe NRR 26 or 27. So maybe your information is backwards...
You have to decide how much your hearing is worth, n to me mine is priceless, pricey yes but like I said you get what you pay for, but FYI the higher end stuff tends to hold up better and longer, and usually have a longer warranty.
Right, so I wear plugs (nrr 33) and muffs, Peltor Comtacs (nrr 25). My hearing is very good. The Comtacs are less bulky than the Pro Ears and work well with rifles.You have to decide how much your hearing is worth
This is very good info. I wish I had known about this years ago since I had been using muffs for years with glasses and they definitely caused a leak in protection. I was not aware of the issue until it was too late. The result being tinnitus. Double up and use glasses with as thin a temple piece as possible. Some shooting glasses I have seen have fairly thick temple parts, so be aware of this.Muffs are known not to seal out sound as well as hoped because of such things as hair, glasses, and caps, so the plugs offset the problem nicely.