Keeping Up With The Hearing Protection Act

The Hearing Protection Act, introduced in House on Jan. 9, 2017, is a bill to provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.  Representatives Jeff Duncan [R-SC] and John Carter [R-TX] introduced the bill with 43 original cosponsors, and that number has grown to 141 currently [according to Congress.gov].  Despite gaining traction and… Read more »

The Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention Kicks Off

It’s that time of year again! February has arrived, and the Safari Club International is hosting its Annual Hunters’ Convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. As always, you can find a little bit of everything at the convention this year, from our very own electronic hearing protectors to a host… Read more »

Study Finds Hearing Loss Changes Nerve Cell Behavior

We know hearing loss can cause permanent damage to the fragile structures inside our ears, but what if it could change the way auditory nerve cells work as well? According to a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, even temporary hearing loss can cause measurable changes in the behavior of the nerve cells… Read more »

SIG Sauer Shooter Breaks Action-Pistol World Record

For those of us who devote our entire lives to a sport, there are few achievements greater than breaking a world record. Such is the case for Max Michel, captain of the SIG Sauer professional shooting team and lifelong lover of competitive shooting events. Recently, Michel was able to fulfill a childhood dream by earning… Read more »

Hearing Loss in America May Actually Be on the Decline

We’ve heard a lot about hearing loss in recent years. Young people in particular have been warned repeatedly about the risks associated with listening to headphones at high volumes. While plenty of audiologists have issued dire warnings about widespread hearing loss among American adults, a new study published in JAMA Otolaryngology suggests people are actually… Read more »

High Frequency Tests Help Detect Hearing Loss in Adolescents

Noise-induced hearing loss rarely happens all at once. Instead, it occurs gradually of a period of years or even decades. Because noise-induced hearing loss is a slow, incremental process, many people don’t realize that they’re living with pronounced hearing damage until it becomes downright debilitating. This type of hearing loss often begins in people’s teenage… Read more »