Thread: Ear Protection
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: Ear Protection

Originally Posted by Road Bull View Post
I am a little concerned about the decibel buffer (19 db) for the Musician's earasers. I am used to using something that blocks about 33 db. If I picked a pair of these up, will it seem quite a bit louder?
I'm almost certain you aren't getting 33db of protection at most frequencies from any shooting ear muffs. That said, the better Peltor muffs are 29db rated. the 10db difference is about a perceived doubling of volume.
3db = double the energy
6db= double the amplitude
~10db=double the perceived volume.

I think 19 is good for a concert, but would want more, 25 to 29 to play the drums and be protected. That said, 19 is much better than nothing!
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