What’s The Best Electronic Hearing Protection?
Electronic hearing protection helps protect your ears from gunfire while allowing you to hear other sounds much better than you could with conventional hearing protection. Electronic hearing protection detects sounds louder than a certain level and dampens them. Its effectiveness is measured by Noise Reduction Rating (NRR), with higher NRR scores being more effective.
- Ear pros reduce all sound by using baffling while electronic ear muff will transmit ambient sound into one’s ears using microphones.
- The onboard amplifier in the ear muff will attenuate louder noises using an algorithm that detects loud noises or noises louder than a preset maximum.
- What one can find in the market are NRR ratings of 20 or above and the author notes that NRR rating of 30 or more are preferable.
“As a gun owner, what you want to look for in hearing protection of ANY sort – electronic or otherwise – is the highest NRR, or noise-reduction rating. The higher the rating, the more it attenuates noise.”