Shield Series: Protect and Hear
Hunting and Shooting Ear Protection
As hearing doctors at TETRA, we see what years of hunting and shooting does to our patients. Recent studies show that people with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia, *Alzheimers and other chronic health problems. Hearing loss impacts overall health and wellness, and ruins the hunting experience.
So why do 86% percent of hunters NOT use hearing protection? Previous solutions have distorted the sound of the call, 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 calling are clear and natural while AlphaShield Compression reduces loud sounds to safe levels.
We have an easy, comfortable one-size-fits-all model in our AlphaShield, or choose CustomShield for the ultimate personalized fit.
TETRA isn’t just hearing protection. It’s hearing perfection.
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.