I don't understand this - the stock is not over any ear whether one shoots right or left-handed.?????mitesiw said:1) For a right handed shooter, the left ear is exposed to the most damaging sound impulse. The stock provides some protection to the right ear.
2)The " it's only one shot" reasoning is actually quite false. When you are at a range hearing multiple shots constantly, your nerve cells in your inner ear actually down adjust their sensitivity. When you are hunting, quietly straining to hear a rustle of leaves etc., your inner ear nerve cells actually become more sensitive and vulnerable. This was dramatically described by an audiologist who noted that Inuit seal hunters, who might fire a single 30-06 round after patiently sitting beside a hole in the ice all day, had profound hearing loss at young ages.
The plugs that allow hearing but at least provide 6-12 db of protection are a good compromise for upland hunting or stalking, and I would recommend electronic muffs for use in a blind or stand.
you have got to be kidding me a 12 ***** sounds like a cannon my ears are ringing for days after that!Crazy Fingers said:When shooting shotgun I don't worry about it. The blast isn't loud enough to bother me. (And yes, I just had a hearing physical for my job the other day... still doing perfectly fine.)
Rifles are a different story... I wear electronic muffs.
I said it was a lame excuse.mitesiw said:The " it's only one shot" reasoning is actually quite false.
You must hunt differently than I do :wink:When you are hunting, quietly straining to hear a rustle of leaves etc.,