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Shooting Can Backfire When Hearing Health is Concerned

An innovative digital hearing protection tool for gun enthusiasts has been launched by hearing health experts Siemens Hearing Instruments. The device fits snugly in the ear canal and provides protection from gun shots yet also incorporates specialist software that amplifies the sounds you want to hear such as conversations with companions or movement in the woods.

A new and innovative digital hearing protection tool for shooters has been launched by hearing health experts Siemens Hearing Instruments. The 'SecureEar' device fits snugly in the ear canal and provides protection from gun shot bangs yet also incorporates specialist software that amplifies the sounds you want to hear.

Ideal for clay pigeon shooting, wild fowling and small or large bore shotguns or rifles, the 'SecureEar' device dampens loud sounds that can cause hearing damage. At the same time it incorporates acoustic telescope technology that amplifies sounds important for hunting or stalking, such as rustling leaves or breaking twigs. Conversations with companions will also be made easier and avoid the need to remove ear defenders or traditional plugs.

"Good eyesight and a steady hand are essential when shooting but it is very important to protect your hearing from the loud, intense bangs that can reach levels of over 100 decibels," said Wendy Davies, Head of Audiology at Siemens Hearing Instruments. "Wearing clunky defenders and traditional moulded plugs may protect your ears, but require frequent removal to hear surrounding sounds such as the game or your companions. SecureEar combines innovative digital technologies that stop what can damage the inner ear yet at the same time interpret and amplify the softer sounds around you."

Fittings for SecureEar are made by professional hearing specialists to ensure a snug and tailored fit to the ear canal without causing pressure. The device comes in natural skin tone colours and can be complemented by an antibacterial Aloe Vera gel for smooth and comfortable wear. 

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