“Don't it always seem to go. That you don't know what you've got. Till it's gone…” Whether you’re a Joni Mitchell fan or not, that line from her song “Big Yellow Taxi” can probably resonate at multiple levels. In this case, I’m referring to your hearing. Once the damage is done, there’s no coming back. Now think to yourself, how many times in your life have you shouldered a shotgun and pulled the trigger without proper hearing protection?
I bet it’s happened more times than you care to admit.
The main excuses often cited for not safeguarding your hearing while afield are “I like to be able to hear the birds flush,” and “I want to be able to talk to people without fumbling with ear plugs.” Sure, at one time those were valid comments, but now there is no excuse because there are products that not only protect your hearing, but can also amplify sounds.
hearing protection products are made by Starkey Hearing Technologies, a global leader in hearing technology, and they’re the perfect solution that not only protect your ears, but allow your ears to hear the sounds you need and enjoy.
Offering an array of hearing protection that suit both hunting and shooting needs the Rooster Road Trip crew is utilizing two different types of SoundGear products:
Instant Fit Electronic
The SoundGear "Instant Fit" electronic hearing protection and enhancement devices are the smallest and lightest on the market. The SoundGear Instant Fit
(In-The-Canal) product is perfect for the hunter or shooter looking for an edge — or industrial workers looking for all-day comfort. Ready to wear right out of the box, it rests discreetly inside the wearer’s ear to deliver natural wind reduction and superior 100% digital sound quality.
Custom Fit Platinum
The SoundGear Custom Fit Platinum
products are for the more avid hunter or professional shooter. They come with 4 distinct memory modes (Normal, High-Frequency Boost, Telecoil, and Mute) and are custom molded to each wearer’s ear. They feature the most advanced 100% digital electronic hearing protection and enhancement technology on the market.
The moral of the story is to take action before it’s two late. It only takes one pull of the trigger to damage your hearing for the rest of your life. Need more motivation? SoundGear is also the official hearing protection partner of Pheasants Forever, and a portion of every purchase goes toward the habitat mission both you and I believe in.