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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