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How much hearing protection do I need to shoot a gun?

Do you often go to a shooting range? Or engage in hunting season? If you do, then are you wearing the correct hearing protection?  

Hearing protection is crucial to saving your hearing from any damage and saving your money later. To understanding the basis, a gunshot will produce at least 140 dB, which is equivalent to a jet engine that can damage your hearing on the spot. However, using the right hearing protection and placing it correctly on your ear can prevent damages to your hearing.   

When searching for hearing protection, look for Noise Reduction Rating, or NRR, which is a measurement that reduces sound entering the ear. We would recommend 28 dB or higher NRR on ear plug or ear muff for indoor and outdoor shooting. But if you think you have a hearing loss, schedule an appointment today to find out! 

Give us a call to make your appointment with a Doctor of Audiology in Spring Hill today at 1-800-277-1182 or email info@gardneraudiology.com 

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Neil Vanchipurakel, B.S. – Doctoral Extern

Neil Vanchipurakel, B.S. – Doctoral Extern