Back in the mid 90's the local police chief let me borrow a pair of amplified muffs. It was the first time using them for me. I had them on up in a tall tree stand someone had built on the property years ago. I'm pretty hard of hearing and loved how I could hear the woods sounds and the birds chirping again. They have a program that responds to very load sounds like a gun shot which shuts the muff down for a split second and then goes back to normal amplification. They are great on the range for hearing range commands, yet filter out the load gunshots. I even used them turkey hunting though knowing the exact direction of the noise was not the best. Anyway, I was up in this tree stand and a low flying plane flew very close to my stand. Actually, I'm not really sure how close it was, but the new to me amplification made it sound like the plane was so low and so close and so load that I had to force myself to hang on to the tree stand and not jump off just before what seemed like an immanent collision. You eventually get used to them and this doesn't happen.Do those electronic earmuffs really work? I've been a little skeptical buying some. Don't understand how you can carry a normal conversation but will muffle the report of a gun or rifle.
This very thing is what has given me pause in buying a set. But for $19 I may have to try a set. I have a lot of trouble hearing someone talking to me while I have my old school muffs on.Do those electronic earmuffs really work? I've been a little skeptical buying some. Don't understand how you can carry a normal conversation but will muffle the report of a gun or rifle.