NHCA POSITION STATEMENT Recreational Firearm Noise

Colorado Springs, CO – April 27, 2017 - The NHCA has released a Position Statement on Recreational Firearm Noise that offers important information regarding the use of Hearing Protection Devices to prevent hearing loss and damage. The statement notes that, 'Firearm NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss) is almost completely preventable if necessary precautions are taken.' and that 'Over 30 million Americans are actively involved in the shooting sports'. However, '38% of target shooters and 95% of hunters reported never wearing hearing protection while shooting when asked about the previous year'.

Westone's DefendEar Shooter product is a great way to protect yourself while maintaining awareness of important environmental sounds by amplifying low volume ambient noises, while attenuating intense firearm impulse noise.

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