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Hunters & Recreation Shooters –
Advanced Digital Hearing Protection

The impact that single shot firearm noise can be painful and permanent. Protecting yourself and loved ones from harm while enjoying the sport is very important. Industry specialists recommend that hunters and shooters wear dual protection (earmuffs and ear plugs) when shooting at a range. When hunting in the field, protection is equally necessary. This protection will help considerably compared to wearing no protection at all. However, digital ear protection units can also enhance the ability to hear ambient sounds outdoors. 

As the technology has improved greatly, so has the ability to protect hearing in recreational shooting or hunting. Ear Center Audiology specializes in providing earplugs for gun/rifle/hunting/shooting enthusiasts. 

Our audiologists will assess and fit you for a set of ear plugs that will provide the best protection for your hearing whether you are a hobbyist or an avid hunter. Click the button below to schedule your appointment and get fitted right away!

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Westone Defender DigitalX5

Ear Center Audiology is a provider for WESTONE® DEFENDER DIGITALX5

Available through Audiologists only. The future of digital hearing protection is here, as the new DX5 is without a doubt the most technologically advanced form of hearing protection that Westone has ever offered! Our first digital model of hearing protection to feature five different programs or modes, as well as a mute function, the DX5 features a redesign of digital controls from its previous version (the DefendEar Digital Hunter), which it now replaces. The DX5 utilizes a new “center rocker switch” that allows users to more easily toggle between the five different modes featured in each module, while also allowing users to more easily control their volume settings with the same switch. Like the rest of the DEDX line, the DX5 offers a selection of six different metallic colors to choose from, and also utilizes a digital “Auto-Save” feature so your personal settings that are in place when you turn your DX5s off will still be in place the next time you turn them back on. Finally, as is the case with all other DEDX models, the DX5 comes with an extended two year warranty and is CE EN352 certified.

  1. GAME MODE – Outdoor Game Shooters. Following a gunshot, the device activates reducing output levels to keep the shooter safe from harmful noise. The sound level then immediately returns to normal, allowing the user to hear approaching quarry. A single microphone wind noise reduction algorithm is initiated in the program.
  2. CLAY MODE – Outdoor Clay Range. Optimized for a faster rate of fire with other shooters firing nearby, leaving the user exposed to more prolonged loud levels. A single microphone wind noise reduction algorithm is initiated in the program.
  3. RANGE MODE – Indoor Range Firing or Large Caliber. Ambient awareness is still provided although the reduced output levels may degrade close conversation. Double protection is advised while shooting indoors.
  4. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION – General Outdoor Shooting. Ambient awareness but with the added feature of wireless audio input via the Dx5 Neck Loop. The wireless levels have been increased over our previous DefendEar Digital product line models to provide a crisper sound quality. Full two-way communications are possible with the optional extra SRC harness. Each harness is made to suit the users proprietary radio. A remote PTT (transmit switch) and microphone is also provided so the user has basic remote access to the radio functionality. Neck Loop is sold seperately.
  5. HUNTER MODE – Outdoor Hunter/Game Stalker. Amplification of quieter sounds is reduced compared to the previous programs in order that the sound of footsteps on dry forestation and grass are reduced so as not to be annoying to the user. A single microphone wind noise reduction algorithm is initiated in the program.

    All programs have been optimized for general conditions as each name suggests, however as every user’s perception of sound will vary, each user will find that the programs are also suitable in a range of different conditions or environments. The protection offered will not change regardless of users’ environment!


The DX5 vocally advises you which mode you are using, and updates you as you change between modes, ensuring the user is always aware of their selected mode. It will also alert you when you are at minimum or maximum volume levels. You will also hear beeps as you toggle through the levels in between. Vocal feedback is also given when battery power becomes low and critical.


The DX5 also feature a dedicated power button that doubles as a mute function, for those critical moments where concentration is key. The mute function is ideal for the competition shooter, some prefer the quietness of mute to allow concentration on their set up and preparation prior to calling a target.


The DX5 will remember your last set volume level and mode selection – even when the device is switched off or the battery is removed.

    • Digital Volume Control Switch
    • Dedicated On/Off Switch
    • Gunmetal Finish
    • Vocal Feedback
    • Low Battery Warning
    • Mute
    • Volume and Program Auto-Save
    • 5 Digitally Optimized Programs
    • 6 Metallic Door Colors
    • WaterShield protection
    • Size 13 Battery
    • NRR 26
    • IPIL: 37.3/44/42
    • 2 Year Warranty
    • Pair DefendEar Digital Earmolds
    • Digital Modules (L&R)
    • High-Impact Hard Case
    • Cleaning Cloth
    • Oto-Ease Lubricant
    • Oto-Clens Cleaning Solution
    • Battery Tool/Cleaning Loop
    • Embroidered DefendEar Patch
    • 6 – Size 13 Batteries
    • Outdoor Use Only!
    • Indoor use only with additional protection
    • Tactical Situations
    • Recreational Shooting
    • Clay Target
    • Wingshooting
    • Game Hunting
    • Competition Shooting
    • Windy Conditions
    • Large Caliber Firearms

ZINC AIR BATTERY ADVISORY NOTICE It is important to understand that Zinc Air batteries used in DEDX products perform differently than traditional everyday batteries. Zinc air batteries are supplied with a tab on each cell. Once the tab is removed from the cell, the battery will activate and begin to discharge, even if placed into the DEDX module when the module is switched off. Replacing the tab when the battery is not in use will not extend the battery life. It is recommended that you always carry replacement batteries with you when using DEDX earpieces. Westone recommends that you only use high quality zinc air batteries in DEDX modules, such as Rayovac or PureCell Plus, which have a typical battery life 400 hours. Battery life may also vary depending on ambient sound levels and environmental conditions such as humidity.

NOTICE: This product is designed for people with normal hearing only! The purpose of hearing protection is to reduce the impact of the sound and to reduce the potential for hearing loss. Hearing protection devices, including DefendEar products, do not eliminate sound. The user is responsible for determining whether the noise reduction provided by DefendEar products will provide adequate hearing protection based on the user’s unique medical history and exposure level. Your medical history, particularly any prior trauma to the ear or prior hearing loss, as well as the noise (decibel level and exposure time) the user will be exposed to should be considered prior to using DefendEar products. If you have any questions concerning the appropriate exposure levels or the level of hearing protection provided by DefendEar products, or if you have hearing loss or ear injuries, contact your local hearing professional before using.