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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #1
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Heads up..

For all you shooterts that wear ear plugs.. There is a new nasty bacteria sweeping the Country that likes to live in the ear. After having an inter-ear boil scrapped out,,, the Doc told me never use ear plugs again...... I'm a believer... Art

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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:40 PM   #2
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Another reason to unrestrict suppressors.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:45 PM   #3
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is it the re-use of ear plugs that causes issues retaining bacteria?
That would seem to be the likely culprit. Like using a golf glove too long can cause similar issues.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:47 PM   #4
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I use muffs, those little foam plugs don't stay in my ears good.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 01:35 PM   #5
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What ear muffs do any of you recommend? I usually use ear muffs over the foam ear plugs

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Old May 15th, 2017, 01:40 PM   #6
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What ear muffs do any of you recommend? I usually use ear muffs over the foam ear plugs
The ones I like the best are made by Howard leight ind. I got them as a gift no idea where they came from but they work great. Swiss made is all I know about them.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 02:04 PM   #7
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Yup.
Don't put sponges in your ears.
use real earplugs.
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Old May 15th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #8
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Youch !! ...I prefer ear plugs

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Ensure that earplugs are also kept clean (if they are re-useable) and take note of manufacturers guidelines on earplugs meant for single use only. A combination of moisture, warmth in the ear and dirt collected in the soft foam of the earplug can be a perfect environment for bacteria and fungi growth that can lead to serious ear infections.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 03:45 PM   #9
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your supposed to clean them once in awhile

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Old May 15th, 2017, 03:48 PM   #10
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your supposed to clean them once in awhile
Your ears or the plugs?

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Old May 15th, 2017, 03:55 PM   #11
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What??? I can't hear you! Speak up!

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Old May 15th, 2017, 04:10 PM   #12
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is it the re-use of ear plugs that causes issues retaining bacteria?
That would seem to be the likely culprit. Like using a golf glove too long can cause similar issues.
How much of the glove needs to be stuck in to the ear for adequate noise reduction?

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Old May 15th, 2017, 04:27 PM   #13
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Likely due to advanced aged. That and the dementia.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 04:41 PM   #14
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How much of the glove needs to be stuck in to the ear for adequate noise reduction?
All of the golf glove goes in the ear, just leave enough to fish hook it back out. You'll never have to worry about wearing ear plugs or ear muffs again.

I probably need to have a disclaimer for this BS in case someone is knocking down a case of bud and decides to give it a try.

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Likely due to advanced aged. That and the dementia.
LOL...that's what I was thinking. Probably due to "ODMI" (old-man-itis)

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