Shooting Ear Defenders

Top quality ear defenders for shooting cannot be overlooked as gunshot noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Our product range includes both Passive and Electronic ear protection varieties, including our SWATCOM Active8 Ear Defenders, regarded among the best in their class. For in-ear options, visit our Shooting Ear Plugs page and if you’re looking for communications, check out our Tactical Headsets.

George Digweed Wearing SWATCOM Active8 Ear Defenders

George Digweed MBE wearing SWATCOM Active8 Shooting Ear Muffs

The Importance of Ear Defenders

Shooting sports offer excitement, precision, and camaraderie. Whether you’re an avid hunter, a competitive shooter, or simply enjoy spending time at the range, one aspect that should never be overlooked is the protection of your hearing.

The sound of gunfire can reach dangerously high levels, causing irreversible damage to your hearing if left unprotected. That’s where shooting ear defenders come into play. These specially designed devices are essential for safeguarding your ears from the loud noises associated with shooting.

Key Features of our shooting ear defenders:

  • Decibel Reduction: Our range is meticulously tested and calibrated to provide optimal decibel reduction, effectively minimizing the impact of gunshot noise on your hearing.
  • Adjustable Headband: Customize the fit to your preference with our adjustable headbands, allowing for a secure fit for various head sizes and shapes.
  • Situational Awareness: Equipped with electronic active listening, our ear protection enables you to maintain awareness of your surroundings, critical for shooting accuracy and personal safety.
  • Durability: Crafted from premium materials and built to withstand the rigors of outdoor activities, guaranteeing long-lasting performance even in challenging conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do shooting ear defenders work?

Ear Defenders work by significantly reducing the level of sound that reaches your ears. They are designed to provide maximum protection by effectively sealing around your ears, thereby blocking high-decibel noise produced by gunfire.

Are these suitable clay shooting ear protection?

Yes, our shooting ear defenders excel when it comes to protecting your hearing whilst clay pigeon shooting. For further information regarding clay shooting, please visit our partners at the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA).

Are Ear Defenders comfortable to wear for long periods?

Our ear defenders are designed with a comfortable in mind, featuring soft ear cushions and adjustable headbands. They are suitable for prolonged use, ensuring your shooting experience is both safe and comfortable.

Do ear defenders block out all sounds?

While our shooting ear defenders significantly reduce gunshot noises, they are designed to allow for some level of ambient sound to pass through. This helps maintain awareness of your surroundings.

Can I use shooting ear defenders for other loud activities?

Yes, while specifically designed for shooting, these ear defenders can be used for any activity involving loud noises, such as concerts, construction work, or even mowing the lawn.

What is SNR, and how does it affect ear protection?

Single Number Rating (SNR) indicates the effectiveness of ear protection in reducing noise. A higher SNR means better noise reduction. Consider your shooting environment and the level of noise when choosing ear defenders or plugs.

Are shooting ear defenders the same as shooting ear muffs?

Yes, the terms are completely interchangable. Ear Muffs is typically used in the US, and Ear Defenders is favoured in the UK and Europe.