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Old 07-28-2008, 10:01 PM
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OK guys who uses one? and how do you like it? was it worth the $$?? I have loud power plant ears and used to stand to close to the speakers at concerts in my youth I abused my ears with heavy metal in my youth and am now paying for it []My hearing loss has gave the deer even more of an edge than they had before. but on a plus my eyes have always been 20/20. It drives my wife crazy with me always saying HUH!! input needed.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:10 PM
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Illegal in MN. but I tried it out at gander mt. and I could have swore I heard Obama spewing lies in another country.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:41 PM
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Dude, i just spit coffee
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Illegal in MN. but I tried it out at gander mt. and I could have swore I heard Obama spewing lies in another country.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:53 PM
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it's not the power plant Dan... It's the OLD age

You remember the senior citizen's discount
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:56 PM
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Illegal in MN. but I tried it out at gander mt. and I could have swore I heard Obama spewing lies in another country.
hahaha I wouldn't doubt it!
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:09 AM
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yeah, how could i forget that [:@]you dont know anything about that do you? youngin!! [8D]
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:08 AM
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Nothing like a little humor guys, but I have a pair of Game Ear II's so I'll add my experience with them as I have about a 40% hearing loss and wear hearing aids when not hunting.

They work well for hunting, but have drawbacks. First, they enhance hearing to the point that you can hear a squirrel fart at 50 yards. It all depends on how high you turn the volume up. Mine are frequency adjustable so I enhance the higher frequencies as that is what rustling leaves are. Mine are mosre useful for hunting than my $5000 digital hearing aids.

There are several downsides to them. The microphones will pick up wind noise on a windy day, especially if you have the volume turned way up. I probably wouldn't wear them on a day when it's raining hard. Water and electronics don't mix well.Might electrocute your brain.They use a foam moldable ear plug that degrades over time. I would recommend getting custom ear molds for best fit and comfort.

I've heard guys say they can't tell direction so talk them down. Problem is, we hear in stereo.It would be similar to covering one eye and only seeing with one. Depth perception would go to hell. YOu should use two of them. If not you'll hear things and won't be able to tell just where it came from, but at least you'll know something is lurking and be looking. Maybe the looking will get you busted. So use two and get the best benefit.

Which ones you choose would be a personal matter. Depends on just how much you'll use them. Digital is clearer, but costs a lot more money. I'd say to try them all and see what you think will work for you. You might compare them to like buying binoculars. You have Bushnell and you have Swarovski. The Swars are far and away better, but can you afford them and justify the cost?

Also, get ready for a learning process. If you are hard of hearing now you're going to hear sounds you haven't heard in a long time.Use them a lot while scouting or just out in the woods. It won't do any good to just pop them in to go hunting. Your brain will have to interpretwhat's going in and learn all over again what the sounds are. This takes using them and taking the time to program the grey matter.

So are they worth it? For me, with a hearing loss it's a resounding "YES". They brought the woods sounds back into my life and made hunting a lot more enjoyable----again.

Hope this helps, and if you have any specific questions I'd be happy to try to answer them.
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