When I was originally considering purchasing my first set of Sport ears a good friend of mine Doug Miller simply told me it was a no brainer as much as I waterfowl hunt. I thought to myself after that conversation I would pay now for good working hearing protection or pay for hearing aids for bad ears later in life. Since 2005 I have enjoyed the use of my custom fit digital Sport Ears whether in the duck blind, shooting sporting clays, or on the range. Simply put I will not hunt without them. I have not had a muzzle blast since owning my Sport Ears. The other thing I have to say is Sport Ear is a local US based company that stands behind their product if maintenance is needed. I can honestly without hesitation recommend a pair of Sport Ears to a hunter or enthusiast: your ears will like you for it.