Earplugs?


#1

Is there anything written somewhere about the use of earplugs for shooting? I have an issue in that normal ear defenders do not provide suitable protection due to a gland removal - so I am looking at custom earplugs (I already use some for motorcycling) and the same company do them for shooting… thanks


#2

I’d get a pair and wear muffs over the top to stop people asking.
You could maybe get a doctor’s letter stating the medical justification, and some assurance that they meet or exceed the quality and attenuation of issued ear defence.


#3

Ear defenders need to be issued for use on service ranges and to comply with the SST so don’t buy your own unless they have an NSN.

I would advise that normal ear defenders plus the soft sponge plugs would be a better option and would comply with the SST. The suitable ear defence types are attached to Cadet Training Ranges 2018 in PDF Form if you open it in adobe reader.


#4

No one can complain if you choose to “double up” and wear something underneath.

But the safe system of training requires ear defenders be worn.


#5

The safe system requires issued and serviceable ear defenders are worn. It’s very clear in red.