Duck Hunting Ear Protection
$699.00 / Pair Why the price?
TETRA devices use a similar chip and digital noise reduction that you would pay $5,000 for in hearing aids. TETRA devices give you a premium hearing experience, but feel like wearing nothing at all.
Advanced hearing enhancement devices optimized for the most prominent and important sounds for the duck hunter (calls, wings, voices) while providing hearing protection from loud calling and gunshots.
In case there is any confusion, let’s set the record straight: duck hunting with unprotected ears causes hearing loss. As hearing doctors at TETRA, we see what years of waterfowl hunting 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 products 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.
AlphaShield is a small, extremely comfortable, one-size-fits-all solution. AlphaShield provides great comfort and great protection without the need for an ear impression.
TETRA isn’t just hearing protection...
It’s hearing perfection.
Easy to use:
- Extremely comfortable to wear all day
- Change programs with push of a button
- Battery operated
- Waterfowl AlphaShields right and left
- Waterproof carrying case
- Pack of batteries
- Cleaning tool
- 2 smaller pocket-sized soft cases
- Left and right silicone tips (small/medium/large)
- Left and right medical-grade memory-foam tips (small/medium/large)
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, calling sounds natural, wood duck squeals, whistling wings, and mallard drakes are all easily audible.
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.
|Personalized Hearing Program|
|Wind Noise Cancellation|
|Specialized Target Optimization|
|Digital Signal Processing (DSP)|
|16 Channel DSP||12 Channel DSP|
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.
30 Day Guarantee
You'll love your new TETRA devices or you'll get your money back. Try them for 30 days, risk free.
The noise suppression and amplification
The noise suppression and amplification is great for hunting waterfowl. I received them during the season split, so I did not get to test them out for a little bit. I have hunted ducks with them now several times, and I would be quite upset to forget them on my next hunt after getting used to having them. Noise from jackets/clothing, especially a hood in rainy conditions, makes it a little difficult to hear at times. I used them deer hunting once before our season ended, and they are fantastic in the stand. The noise from walking might take a little getting used to in turkey season, but I cannot wait to use them for it. I was shocked at how much I was not hearing in the field due to my hearing loss. My only complaint is that the ear buds are not very comfortable in my ears with the pressure point from the back tip to hold them in place making it a little painful over time. Might should have gone with the custom fit molds, but it is out of the 30 day trial period now. Overall, pleased with my purchase, and wish I had done this years ago!
First time out
So far, I've only used them on one goose hunt. I had no shot opportunities that day, so I can't say anything about the noise suppression. But, they fell out of my ears quite easily three different times. I was lucky that I was able to find them in the brush.
Can they find birds too?
Have worn them now on several pheasant/quail hunts. So far that are working great. Still need to look in mirror to place correctly in ear but no problem. Because I am covering a lot of ground and don't want to lose them I have made my own lanyard out of 5x tippet. Just tie around device and they will not get lost should one drop out. This has happened! If you need a test participant for your own design I am your man.
Protecting my hearing and improving my waterfowl hunts
I selected the Waterfowl AlphaSheild - 90 level - ear protection. I've used them multiple times in the field and would highly recommend the product. Hearing is amplified - I hear Green Wing Teal wing beats before I see them. Noise cancellation is great when it comes time to shoot. With the reduction in noise when shooting, I find I can better concentrate on follow up shots (picked up a few nice doubles on fast moving birds recently) and have improved clarity on where birds drop - handy when they drop in the brush. It has taken some time to get accustomed to how my duck calls sound. The call doesn't sound the same with the hearing protection in as when not using them - I find myself pulling one out to work my duck call just to reassure myself that I am producing the right sounds. All-in-all, I highly recommend. I've worn them for hours at a time with no discomfort or issues. They are expensive but absolutely worth the investment to protect my hearing.
Love my Tetras
Great quality and clear audio will definitely be part of every hunt and range visit I go on.