There are several different styles of hearing protection solutions: hearing aid style, foam plugs and ear muffs. I recently picked up two pairs of Cabela’s S.T.R. 5X Electronic Muffs. These ear muffs merge the overall comfort and ease of use of a traditional ear muff with that of a hearing aid style that amplifies your normal hearing but reduces sharp, loud sounds. These electronic muffs offer 5x sound amplification to help you hear the things around you that would otherwise be stifled by the ear muff. However, it also allows you to hear more distant voices and even wildlife making them a great solution for not only target practice, but applicable and functional for hunting as well. Adjustable volume knobs give you the ability to control the sound level for your own personal comfort and needs, and when the time comes to pull the trigger, these electronic muffs are sound activated to minimize the sharp crack of your muzzle blast. Using these electronic muffs is incredibly simple, there is no complicated digital panel. Just turn them on and adjust the volume. When you’re done, shut them off. When it’s time to change the batteries, pull the foam from the center of the ear piece, replace the batteries and press the foam back into place.
My kids have been using these Cabela’s S.T.R. 5X Electronic Muffs as well. It’s important that we are setting a good example for the youth following in our footsteps and safeguarding their hearing as well. My kids have always used just a traditional ear muff because they are easy to position, and you can guarantee they are getting the sound dampening benefits. However, what I like about these for kids is the fact that they allow them to hear instruction from the adults around them, which is crucial in atmospheres where firearms are being used. In addition, they are able to listen and learn from the environment around them and not be left in the dark.
So back to my original question, what is your hearing worth to you? Is it worth $50, it certainly is to me. Listen in to this Buy or Bust review and check out these Cabela’s S.T.R. 5X Electronic Muffs!
Be smart out there!Trav