Currently, there are two different types of technology used in today's electronic ear protection:
Peak Clipping, is used by manufacturers such as Peltor and Remington. When an unsafe sound is detected, the unit actually shuts itself off and clips the sound. The electronics rely on the NRR of the cup and revert the unit back to a passive level of protection for a split second until the noise passes and the unit turns back to amplification mode. The second technology used in hearing protection is
Compression Technology, this technology takes an unsafe sound and reduces it to a safe level. The electronics in the unit provide an environment where the user can always hear their surroundings. Many shooters prefer this type of ear protection as it allows them to hear range commands and game as well as their shooting partners.
While each is different in application, both offer more than adequate protection to the average user.
Peltor Tactical 6 Hearing Protection - Protection from dangerous impulse noise such as gunfire, along with the distortion-free amplification of low level sounds such as range commands and conversation.
Peltor WorkTunes Radio headset combines an AM/FM radio with Peltor's proven expertise in ear protection radio. Protect your hearing and listen to your favorite music, sports and talk radio - at the same time with these radio ear muffs!
The ProMag Dimension GOLD model by Pro Ears is an electronic hearing protection designed for high noise situations or shooting in an enclosed area such as indoor ranges, very high caliber loads, demolitions, etc.