Game ears for hunting.

squirrel_hunter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2022
Messages
172
Location
Arkansas
Hi i have been looking at the walker game ears. And radian game ears for hunting. My hearing is damaged from work. Would the game ears help any? Do you want a pr with more than 1 mic?
I have seen them with 1 mic. 2 mic and 4 mic. I didn't know if more mic's would help or hurt. I would also use them turkey hunting. Thanks
 

41Magnum

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2020
Messages
901
Location
The Birthplace of Davy Crockett
I use the electronic muffs, Caldwell brand, not real expensive. They’re ok but every 30-40 minutes I have to give my ears a breather. I’ve been looking at trying a different approach with some that fit the ear canal. These are around $400.00. Can’t recall the name. Just do a google search. I currently wear hearing aids but I don’t want to lose them or damage them from moisture if its raining, etc. plus I’m hunting with handguns equipped with muzzle brakes.
 

Trapper

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2015
Messages
177
I’ve got a set that I use, don’t remember the brand but I really like them . But I still have really good hearing for the type of work I do .
 

Jon54

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2014
Messages
3,333
Location
Germantown, TN
I’m a fan of the Walker ear muffs. I can’t hear Thunder and it’s amazing what you hear that you’ve been missing. They also keep my ears warm in the cold.

an old work associate started and owns Radian. He gave me a pair a number of years ago and sadly, they didn’t last long.
 

squirrel_hunter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2022
Messages
172
Location
Arkansas
Thats what i was wondering. I also like the idea keeping my ears warm. Thats the part always gets cold first is my ears. Also hearing would help big time. I been looking at Walker's Game Ears razors. I think u can get a pr for 60.00. to 80.00.
 

Blockhouse

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2020
Messages
53
Location
Knoxville
I tried hunting with electronic ear muffs after noticing how much better I could hear sharp noises like maybe footsteps in leaves. I have had trouble finding the sweet spot on volume to eliminate wind noise. On a dead calm day they work great though - huge improvement over old ears. You will hear things otherwise missed and directional problems are minimal. Unless it’s windy - then the noise is tiring.
 

TheLBLman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2002
Messages
33,434
Location
Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN
Unless it’s windy - then the noise is tiring.
Wind is a noisy issue, with or without the amplifying headsets.

When it's windy, I don't turn up the amplification as much,
but still find these headsets better than my naked ears
This is even more true on very cold, windy days, as instead of covering my ears with insulation, the headset keeps my ears warm, so my hearing is better, even if there were no amplification at all.
 

Remi

Active Member
Joined
Jun 27, 2021
Messages
39
Location
TN
I use Predator Pro Ears Gold. They are much clearer, have much better directional sound and do better in the wind than my Walkers do.
 

BSK

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 11, 1999
Messages
73,819
Location
Nashville, TN
Although they're quite a bit more expensive than Walker hearing devices, I'm seriously considering the Tetra hearing aids. They have internal programming geared to the type/species being hunted and have sound suppression for gunshots. They were invented by two lifelong hunters that are also hearing care professionals. Talked to one TNdeer member who uses them and really likes them.
 

Teacher

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2012
Messages
417
Location
North Alabama
I bought a refurbished set of Walker's earmuff. They are good enough that I sometimes wear them in the house when I watch tv with the sound turned down low. They keep my ears warmer than a toboggan on cold days. The only negatives are wind noise on a windy day and I have a hard time identifying where the sound is coming from I am hearing. They do allow you to hear things you never could hear with your ears. I think my set was about 30.00. I got my money's worth with them.
 

Bone Collector

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Sep 9, 2009
Messages
18,570
Location
Murfreesboro, TN
I can not get my stock weld right with the muffs. I bought some walkers buds that work well last year on sale. You can charge them on a USB plug they provide and it does enhance hearing a little bit but of course when you shoot it protects you.
 

SALTMAN

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2001
Messages
2,289
Location
Cadiz Ky
BSK , I have a set of Tetras and they are ok . Mine are supposed to be tuned for elk , but I can’t tell much difference . Don’t wear them much though . Actually wear walker muffs more and they do help keep ears warm , but wearing glasses is a pain because the muffs mash them against my knoggin and I have to take them off and rest . I intend to use the Tetras more , just never think of them ahead of time .
 

BSK

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 11, 1999
Messages
73,819
Location
Nashville, TN
BSK , I have a set of Tetras and they are ok . Mine are supposed to be tuned for elk , but I can’t tell much difference . Don’t wear them much though . Actually wear walker muffs more and they do help keep ears warm , but wearing glasses is a pain because the muffs mash them against my knoggin and I have to take them off and rest . I intend to use the Tetras more , just never think of them ahead of time .
Thanks Saltman. Hawk has a pair of the Tetras (tuned for turkey) and really likes them. He says he can't believe how much he wasn't hearing turkey gobbling until he got the Tetras. But he says changing the batteries is a serious pain. Very tiny.
 

Omega

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2018
Messages
4,248
Location
Clarksville, TN
I've been using Howard Leights for years, after I evaluated a few other low cost options, and I have to say they are fantastic. And this last season I added the gel ear cups and I must say they are a must have. I have a set of Peltors that I got some gel ear cups from work and loved them, but it wasn't until last year that I found out someone was making them for the HL's, ordered that day. I don't know if the set listed above is the same model, but these are what I have and they are only about $10 more than when I got them years ago.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport
61fDdDukOJS._AC_SX679_.jpg


PROHEAR GEP02 Gel Ear Pads for Howard Leight
71Cef5AAJeL._AC_SX679_.jpg


Peltor, Tactical 65 Headset
71yNYNexydL._AC_SX679_.jpg
 

Rakkin6

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2013
Messages
4,650
Location
Clarksville, TN
I've been using Howard Leights for years, after I evaluated a few other low cost options, and I have to say they are fantastic. And this last season I added the gel ear cups and I must say they are a must have. I have a set of Peltors that I got some gel ear cups from work and loved them, but it wasn't until last year that I found out someone was making them for the HL's, ordered that day. I don't know if the set listed above is the same model, but these are what I have and they are only about $10 more than when I got them years ago.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport
61fDdDukOJS._AC_SX679_.jpg


PROHEAR GEP02 Gel Ear Pads for Howard Leight
71Cef5AAJeL._AC_SX679_.jpg


Peltor, Tactical 65 Headset
71yNYNexydL._AC_SX679_.jpg
I was going to suggest the Peltors also. I acquired a set of two over time. They work great.
 

Latest posts

Top