July 15, 2022
When it comes to Man’s Best Friend, whether professionals or back yard DIY, the training never ends for a Gun Dog. It’s said that trainers learn as much from their Gun Dog as the Gun Dog learns from them. Since good communication is key to all aspects of education and training, we set out to identify the most critical frequencies necessary for success afield, all while setting the new industry standard in Hearing Protection.
We are proud to announce our newest Specialized Target Optimization™ (STO), the Gun Dog Program by TETRA Hearing™. Designed to protect against the harsh sounds you will encounter as a Gun Dog Trainer while training for that next bird opener or competitive field trial where you and your Gun Dog lay it all on the line. Unfortunately, we encounter damaging loud sounds during all aspects of dog training, far exceeding the 90 decibel(dB) human threshold for permanent hearing loss. This is where TETRA Hearing™ comes in…
Our research and development consisted of localizing the most crucial sounds in this specific training environment, and determine what sounds are needed and safe, while identifying what sounds need to be reduced to a safe level. Identifying the sounds from Shotgun Blasts, Shot Trainers, E-Collar ques (6 different Garmin® devices) and prompts to the original bells and whistles we’ve grown accustomed to. Below you will find the most hazardous sounds found in Gun Dog Training…
. Shotgun Blasts, 155 Decibels(dB)
. Shot Trainer, 150 Decibels(dB)
. Training Whistle (Fox Pro 40), 125 Decibels(dB)
. Dog Bark, 125 Decibels(dB)
The Gun Dog Training Program was built to reduce all damaging sounds to a safe level. But as soon as the loud sounds are gone, TETRA devices allow you to hear normally (or even better). This eliminates the need to constantly insert and remove ear plugs – for those trainers who even use them to begin with! As an example, let’s say you are introducing a puppy to gunfire. When the Shot Trainer is discharged (.22 Caliber Blank), our AlphaShield Compression Technology™ limits the overall noise to a safe level so your ears are protected. But when there are no abusive sounds from the Shot Trainer or whistles, our new Gun Dog (STO)™ technology makes voices and other ambient noises sound crisp, clear, and natural, often better than normal sound because TETRA devices are programmed specifically for your hearing loss. TETRA Hearing combined the best of both worlds from premium hearing aid technology and hearing protection.
“Before TETRA, it was always a hassle juggling earplug to shoot and use launchers but still needing to communicate with other trainers. Now, not only is my hearing protected, but it is easier to coordinate with the others in the field. Not having to always look for earplugs save me time that I can use to focus on making better gundogs”, said Wade Skeen, Owner of Skeen Outfitters.
The Gun Dog Training Program is now available as an add-on program or can be integrated into a new set of SHIELD Series devices.
We have also integrated the NEW Gun Dog STO™ technology into one of our common offerings, the WINGSHOOTER STO™program for that do-all hunter/trainer. This is the perfect upgrade and combination to take you from field trials, straight to the hunt.
Visit www.TETRAHEARING.com to learn more.
Our goal here at TETRA Hearing™ is to set the STANDARD. Protect your ears today so you can #HEARTHEHUNT tomorrow.
About TETRA Hearing™
“When we set out to build TETRA Hearing™ three years ago we never expected to change the hunt and make as large of an impact as we have. To-date we have outfitted and protected over 30,000 ears, bringing new life to their experience and adventures in the great outdoors”, said Dr. Bill Dickinson, AuD.
TETRA Hearing™ was conceived and founded by Bill Dickinson, Au..D and David Gnewikow, Ph.D. With 50 years combined experience in the hearing care industry and 80 years combined experience hunting, these two hearing doctors brought their knowledge, experience, ideas, and passions together to form TETRA. There were two driving ideas behind TETRA:
- Perfected Protection: 86% of hunters don’t wear hearing protection while hunting. Over our careers of helping patients with hearing loss, we’ve seen what a lifetime of noise exposure from hunting does to the hearing, and the lives of our patients. We set out with the goal of developing hearing technology that hunters would actually wear and use. Our products are premium technology, comfortable, and give hunters a natural hearing experience, while still protecting their hearing
- Targeted Enhancement: A lifetime of noise exposure from hunting, loud equipment, motors and more can rob us of our hunting edge. Hearing loss makes it harder to detect our game and almost impossible to tell distance and direction. We developed our patent-pending Specialized Target Optimization™ (STO), the world’s first hearing technology designed optimize hearing for hunters in their specific hunting environments. TETRA gives hunters an edge and gives them their edge back.
Our goal at TETRA Hearing™ is to build custom experiences that can live on from generation to generation, while simultaneously bringing health benefits to the outdoor space that we all hold near and dear.