Howard Leight Impact Sport Hearing Protection

by Jeff on November 21, 2011

Hearing loss is a common problem for those that spend a significant amount of time around firearms. The noise levels produced by handguns, shotguns, and high-caliber automatic weapons can reach 150 decibels (dB) or more, which is enough to result in permanent damage to your ears. The best way to reduce your risk is to include hearing protection in your regular lineup of police equipment or duty gear.

Although disposable earplugs are better than nothing and can be carried anywhere on your duty gear, they don’t offer nearly as much protection as something like the Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs. These electronic earmuffs fit snugly over the ear, forming a seal between your head and the earcups. Then the electronic noise cancelling components go to work to protect your ears from loud impact sounds—such as firearms discharges—while amplifying voices and other necessary ambient sounds.

As Denny Hansen points out in his video review below, these Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs would be perfect to use shooting at the range, while hunting or sport shooting because of these key features:

  • Automatic reduction of loud noises (whether continuous or impulse) to 82dB
  • Built-in microphones for amplification of conversations and range commands to a level that exceeds normal hearing abilities
  • Excellent stereo sound quality
  • Low-profile design for complete firearm stock clearance
  • Lightweight with adjustable leatherette headband for nonslip fit and all day comfort
  • AUX jack for use with MP3 players, scanners, and electronic police equipment
  • Foldable design for easy storage in duty gear bag or hunting kit
  • Power and volume control in a single knob
  • Superior battery life even with continuous use
  • Automatic shutoff after 4 hours to prevent unnecessary battery drainage
  • Water resistant

Whether you use firearms for sport or as a law enforcement officer, hearing protection is essential for your long-term health and safety. The Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic earmuffs highlighted here offer the most effective protection at this price point, so pick up a pair today and make sure you always carry it with the rest of your hunting or police equipment.


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