A simple gunshot registers at 140 decibels which is significant enough to cause permanent hearing loss. Signia custom ear protection for hunting and high-decibel noise is specifically designed for these transient types of sounds. They are custom-made to fit your ear so they offer maximum protection from loud, harmful sounds and the sudden “impulse noise” coming from a gun.
There are many other sounds that can cause damage to your ears. For example, an active snowmobile registers at 110 decibels, a jet ski at 115 decibels, even heavy traffic registers at 85 decibels. Prolonged exposure to these types of noises can cause gradual and sometimes permanent hearing loss. Ear protection is also beneficial in these situations.