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Old 01-23-2010, 04:07 PM
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Anyone have any opinions on best hearing aids for turkey hunters. I'm looking for references on the <$300 hunting models.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:34 AM
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I do - I have a set muffs - Miracle Ears which work great - has decent battery life.

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Old 01-24-2010, 11:50 AM
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Thanks JW. How's the wind noise and ability to dampen gunshots?
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:25 PM
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Yes - Wind can be a problem but with the muffs you can adjust both treble and bass to cut it down a bit/
The bird can sound much closer than it really is. So be aware of that.
I wish the head band was adjustable on the muffs so I could move it from on top of my head to behind my head. Taht alone would make it more comfortable.


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But it brought my hearing back so at least I don't go in the wrong direction once I hear a Gobble.
I also use them to keep score at my Trap club as I can now hear the softest voice asking for a "Pull" and actually hear the spent shell hit the ground. A sound long ago forgotten.
They are designed to muffle sounds over 85 decibals which actually helps protect your hearing.
At the trap club the guns being fired sound like a soft pop........
Battery life is good if you remember to turn them off.
Mine are Camo

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:28 PM
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Cabelas - exactly what I wear.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:00 PM
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Being 50% deaf in both ears since birth I believe I can help. Not counting the $1000-4000 dollar specialty aids I currently have (which I hate wearing in the woods due possible weather damage, that's alot of dough to chance), I've really loved my Walker's Game Ear 'behind the ear' hearing aids I bought for $200 ea.. I tried the muffs but found that, here in Florida, my ears would sweat and eventually damage them.
To prove these do work, I'm able to here something before my wife can; and she has supersonic hearing. She can follow our drug dealing neighbors' conversations from across the street from within our house.
The only drawback I've found is the "harshness" of sound these have compared to my more expensive aids; but for a fraction of the cost, they're more than worth it.
Hope this helps.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:52 PM
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I have A walkers game ear, the best I've used and they work well. Bob has helped me more then once and the once was in a bar and we didn't need a game ear
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Old 05-30-2023, 06:14 PM
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I use Phonak. Have for years as im 90% deaf in one ear 40% in the other.

They help me hear the gobble but with this hearing loss i directionaly dysfunctionsl!
I cant tell which direction.
And that just plain sucks. And why i dont run and gun any more. Have a good chance going in the wrong direction! Lol

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Old 05-31-2023, 11:28 AM
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This a 2010 thread so I'd bet the OP already made a decision. anygreen, your linked hearing aid is just a regular hearing aid. The topic was about hearing aids used by turkey hunters and would presumably be looking for something to suppress the loud sounds when shooting. If you only wore a pair of your linked hearing aids, it would get very loud when shooting.
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Old 06-02-2023, 03:25 PM
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No Rlkman it does not. They all have an 85 decibel suppressor. A loud noise cutoff!
Gun shots don't bother me a bit..

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