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Custom Hearing Protection for Upland Hunting Upland CustomShield

$1,099.00 / Pair Why the price?

Advanced hearing devices optimized for most the most critical sounds for the upland hunter (bird flushes, dog ecollars, cow bells) while providing hearing protection from loud gunshots. Custom molded for the most personalized fit possible, with rechargeable option available.

Upland CustomShield $1,099.00 / Pair
CustomShield orders require ear impressions. After placing your order, you will receive an email from TETRA customer service with instructions and help finding a local professional.

Upland programming also available on Multi-Pursuit CustomShield.

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You'll love your new TETRA devices or you'll get your money back. Try them for 30 days, risk free.
30 Day Guarantee
You'll love your new TETRA devices or you'll get your money back. Try them for 30 days, risk free.
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In case there’s any confusion, let’s set the record straight: upland hunting with unprotected ears causes hearing loss, which impacts overall health and wellness and ruins the hunting experience. And that’s not all. Recent studies show that people with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia, Alzheimers and other chronic health problems.*

So why do 86% of hunters NOT use hearing protection? Previous products have distorted the sounds of voices and flushing birds, either over-amplified everything or blocked out your surroundings, and just weren’t comfortable. We solved those problems with the TETRA Shield Series. Using our patent-pending Specialized Target Optimization™ (STO), voices and surrounding sounds are clear and natural while AlphaShield Compression reduces loud gunshots to safe levels.

Our custom products provide the most personalized fit and protection available. Our CustomShield devices are custom molded for the most personalized fit possible, and a rechargeable option is available.

TETRA isn’t just hearing protection, it’s hearing perfection.
Easy to use:
  • Extremely comfortable to wear all day
  • Change programs with the push of a button
  • Adjustable volume control wheel
  • Battery operated

  • Upland CustomShield right and left
  • Waterproof carrying case
  • Charging case (included with rechargeable devices)
  • Pack of size 13 batteries (included with replaceable battery devices)
  • Cleaning tool
  • 2 smaller pocket-sized soft cases
  • Detachable lanyard

Our Technology

Specialized Target Optimization

Our hearing devices feature patent-pending Specialized Target Optimization™ (STO). STO is the world’s first hearing technology that isolates and enhances the exact frequencies needed to improve hearing for your specific hunting environment. With STO, voices are clear, and the most important sounds of the upland are enhanced including bird flushes, dog ecollars, and cow bells.

TETRA products instantly shut down and instantly recover for sudden loud noises, like gunshots, providing the wearer full protection at the very moment it’s needed. For more sustained loud inputs, like loud calling, AlphaShield Compression™ limits the overall output to a safe level, then returns to normal amplification once the loud input has stopped. Never miss a sound you want to hear, and protect your hearing for life.

ClearComm™  is our proprietary algorithm that accentuates human speech while minimizing noises and distractions that occur outside of the frequency range of human voices. ClearComm is useful for better understanding speech and whispers of hunting partners, hearing speech on the range, as well as in other daily activities that require better hearing.

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Wind Noise Cancellation
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Hearing and the Brain

Research at Johns Hopkins University suggests that more hearing loss increases the risk of dementia. In one study, people with hearing loss were 24% more likely to have Alzheimer’s.* 

With hearing loss, our brains have to work much harder to make sense of what is being said, and even harder to filter out speech from unwanted background noise. Simply trying to understand conversations requires more mental energy and concentration. 

If basic conversations take up most of our mental energy, there is less opportunity for our brains to sort out and store other information. 

At TETRA, our goal is to minimize hearing loss for hunters and shooters, because research shows if we reduce hearing loss, we can also reduce the chance of getting dementia and Alzheimer’s.

*Source: Lin, F. et al. (2011), Hearing loss and incident dementia. Arch Neurol, 68(2):214-220.

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You'll love your new TETRA devices or you'll get your money back. Try them for 30 days, risk free.

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Jeff .
United States United States
Very Impressed

I am impressed! I honestly didn't know what to expect as the only thing I had ever used was foam plugs or low quality electronic muffs, but the Tetras are fantastic. At times I actually questioned if I had them in because everything sounded so...normal. I could hear duck quacks and whistles and whistling wings as good as or better than without them with hardly any wind noise. I am definitely a believer and very happy I made the jump.

Beau L.
United States United States
Great Product

I have been thoroughly pleased with my purchase! The custom waterfowl hearing protection is great. And the customer service level has been top notch! David and Bill have gone above and beyond in helping make sure I have the best customer experience. I highly recommend this company and it’s products!

Lee T.
Amazing hearing protection

I have been waterfowl hunting for 20+ years without hearing protection...... big mistake! My ears ring all the time, even when not hunting. I decided to attempt to do something about it and, after much research, decided to purchase the Tetra Waterfowl Customshield. They fit perfect! And they are so easy to take in and out of your ear. I wore them for the first weekend of duck season. They are amazing! The sounds you want/need to hear are amplified.... people talking, ducks making noise, whistling wings, etc. The sounds that hurt were "deadened"..... loud duck calls, shotgun blast, etc. Not completely muffled, just softened. You can still hear a duck call or a shotgun report, just not at ear ringing volume. I was concerned that maybe the wind would be amplified. It is not at all. The lanyard and the carrying case make them easy to wear (and not drop in the water) and to carry in your blind bag. These are the total package!

Your hearing is worth it!

First off, I’ve literally been waiting for years for someone to develop what Tetra has designed. I’ve tried the alphas and loved the tech but my ear canals are very small and so had to go customs. These are more expensive than my Benelli BUT HEAR ME ON THIS all my buddies are going deaf and I’ve always used hearing protection. These are 100 times better than Howard Leights sportmuffs for a couple reasons. 1) the directional hearing is phenomenal 2) the calling volume dampening is phenomenal, 3) the cut out of the shotgun blast and reopening of the hearing is instantaneous to the point that I wondered if they even closed except my ears weren’t ringing. 4) very very comfortable. Most guys I know take care of everything except themselves. Let me do you a solid and say, treat yourself to something you need. You won’t regret it. PS Bill and David will go the extra extra mile to treat you right.

TETRA Hearing Devices for Hunting

Thank you so for the great review! We are honored to have customers like you. There are so many awesome hunting traditions worthy of being passed down to our kids. Creating hearing loss because we love to shoot ducks can not be one of them! Have a great and safe season.

David W.
Natural sound

I’m a lifelong duck hunter and have always tried to protect my hearing. These custom products are the best hearing protection I’ve ever worn. Blowing a call sounds natural but softer. Gunshots sound normal, but softer. If you are looking for a way to save your hearing and still enjoy your hunt, this is it.