Handicapped turkey hunter

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Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by Writerjill » November 13th, 2016, 7:08 pm

Several years ago I woke up nearly deaf in my left ear. Doctors couldn't fix it. Now I can't courses turkeys, this has turned me from a turkey hunter to a shooter dependent on someone else pointing me in the right direction. How do other hearing challenged hunters handle this problem?

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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by redarrow » November 13th, 2016, 7:24 pm

Totally deaf in my right ear. Windy days suck. Check into a bicross hearing aid.
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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by soiltester » November 14th, 2016, 11:35 am

Can't hear gobbling at a distance, 100 yds pushes it. Got a hearing aid for my right ear this summer and will see if it helps next spring??? :banghead:
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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by hookedspur » November 15th, 2016, 10:21 am

I have 20% hearing in my left ear and 40% in my right , I have a new set of hearing aids that are super.
Aids cant help my left side so they fixed me up with one that send everything to my right side, a Crossover is what the audiologist called it
and I can hear again..
I can actually hear some sounds as good or better than I ever could ,such as a Gobble :cheers:

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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by WoodMoose » December 4th, 2016, 1:49 pm

my hearing aids help,,,,,,,,,

now I am blind in left eye (hopefully temporary),,,,,,,,

next spring could be "interesting",,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by Realwarrior » January 28th, 2020, 10:33 pm

I have hearing loss in both ears. I wear my hearing aids covers by the Ashby sound amplifying muffs but I still can hear on windy days.

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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by Hobbes_mobile » January 28th, 2020, 10:44 pm

I've started to develop ringing in my left ear. It concerns me quite a bit. I wonder what my future turkey and elk hunting will look, or better yet sound, like in 5 or 10 years.

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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by Hognutz » January 28th, 2020, 11:07 pm

My ears ring constantly. LOTS of shooting early on without hearing protection and lots of hitting Iron with a beater! Ear protection was unheard of when I started as an Iron worker. I did use ear plugs for the last 25 years of work, when needed, and I don't shoot without hearing protection now. I don't know where I would be had I not did that! My Dad worked in the trade, as well, and he was damn near deaf! I don't wear hearing aids, but I probably should!
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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by soiltester » January 29th, 2020, 9:01 am

Hearing aids in both ears now and still adjusting and struggle to hear gobblin' for more that 100yds.
Have to turn them down when I can hear one commin' in .. or else :banghead:
Still, my hearing is very directional at best, and have to reply on seeing the tom to know exactly where he gobbled from :cry: :shock: :?
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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by Realwarrior » February 22nd, 2020, 12:06 am

soiltester wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 9:01 am
Hearing aids in both ears now and still adjusting and struggle to hear gobblin' for more that 100yds.
Have to turn them down when I can hear one commin' in .. or else :banghead:
Still, my hearing is very directional at best, and have to reply on seeing the tom to know exactly where he gobbled from :cry: :shock: :?
My hearing aids are set up with the Touch Control App and you can control directional hearing. Check with your audiologist. They may be able to help you out with that.

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Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Post by soiltester » February 22nd, 2020, 7:50 am

Realwarrior wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 12:06 am
soiltester wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 9:01 am
Hearing aids in both ears now and still adjusting and struggle to hear gobblin' for more that 100yds.
Have to turn them down when I can hear one commin' in .. or else :banghead:
Still, my hearing is very directional at best, and have to reply on seeing the tom to know exactly where he gobbled from :cry: :shock: :?
My hearing aids are set up with the Touch Control App and you can control directional hearing. Check with your audiologist. They may be able to help you out with that.
I've got the cheaper model that you adjust volume on one, of either hearing aid's and thy both adjust. ;)
ever wonder where the white goes when the snow melts??

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