Anyone use the Walker Game Ear or Game Ear II


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flightsimmer
February 2, 2012, 08:38 AM
I'm looking for hearing protection and I wear hearing aids.
I was looking on Walmarts web site and I saw the Walker Game Ear and Game Ear II and thought that they might double for hearing protection and full time hearing aids.
Has anyone tried these and what did you think of them? Fit, comfort, protection and hearing amplification. Would you buy them again and/or would you recommend them to others?

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hdbiker
February 2, 2012, 11:39 AM
I use Walkers Power Muff Quads headset,I love it.119 bucks at Natchez.com. biker

oldandslow
February 2, 2012, 06:15 PM
fs, 2/3/12

I've been using the Walker's game ear in both ears for about a year after losing hearing in my left ear from a rifle shot on a pig. They come with foam plugs and rubber ear-plug inserts. I find the rubber inserts easier to use. On the lowest power setting I get almost too much amplification- every step you take sounds like you are walking on a bag of potato chips. Also if there is any wind blowing you hear a static noise like a radio station that has gone off the air. For still hunting without much wind they work well. I don't think they will work as well as a regular hearing aid for day to day hearing. They do deaden sound quite a bit when firing a rifle or shotgun which is what I needed. They are also quite a bit more bulky than a normal hearing aid. Good luck.

best wishes- oldandslow

Stantdm
February 3, 2012, 01:44 AM
I wear a hearing aid and have a Walker Game Ear. Mine is an older one, the over the ear type but it works very well. When I lose track of my regular hearing aid from time to time I have used the Game ear to get by. While it works okay in conversational settings I don't think the one I have would be good as a full time hearing aid. It doesn't address hearing loss frequencies and is terribly loud in certain environments. It does, as noted in the other post, pick up wind noise. The newer models might be better in that regard.

I have thought about getting the pair of Game Ear amplifiers that run about $700 and using them as a hearing aids but would have to find a place that would let me wear them around the store for a bit. They are reluctant to do that. The company that owns Walkers also makes hearing aids. I don't know all their brand names but one is Liberty. Sam's Club sells those in the stores that have a hearing center. They run $1000 each without extra warranty. If you need just one that might be the way to go in the long run.

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