Howard Leight: Go PRO for High Performance Hearing Protection

Howard Leight: Go PRO for High Performance Hearing Protection
Howard Leight: Go PRO for High Performance Hearing Protection

WESTWOOD, Mass.-( Many shooters have a tendency to believe that all forms of hearing protection provide adequate defense against noise-induced hearing loss. Once the “ears” go on, it’s easy to simply assume that hearing is adequately protected.

The unfortunate truth is that most shooters simply don’t give enough thought to hearing protection. Just because one particular model or style is comfortable or convenient doesn’t mean it provides adequate defense against hearing loss in any given shooting application.

The sound-attenuating performance of today’s diverse hearing protection options varies significantly, as do individual shooting environments and the amount of noise produced by the firearms we use.

Acoustic energy doubles every 3dB, so a high-powered rifle that produces a peak of 158dB generates 192 times more acoustic energy than a .22 cal. rifle that produces 140dB. Shooters should make hearing-protection decisions accordingly. The safest choice is to select a product with a high Noise Reduction Rating (NRR). The higher the number, the better the product protects.

Designed to protect shooters from loud firearms in noisy shooting environments, the Impact PRO electronic earmuff from Honeywell Howard Leight combines an impressive, high NRR of 30dB with up to 4x amplification, while automatically limiting output from the electronics to 82dBA.

Slim earcups are all the rage with many shooters, but size matters when it comes to maximizing protection, which is the precise reason why Impact PRO features a larger earcup design. The proof lies in the performance; Impact PRO provides twice the protection of an earmuff with a 27dB NRR, and four times more protection than one with an NRR of 24dB. Ultimately, this means shooters wearing Impact PRO can have a safer and more enjoyable shooting experience at the range, in the field, or during competition.

Featuring aggressive, tactical styling and a padded headband and earcup cushions, the versatile Impact PRO is adjustable to provide a very comfortable fit on a wide range of shooters, including youth, women and others with smaller heads. Impact PRO’s high NRR and adjustable fit make it an ideal choice for kids or others new to shooting sports. Up to 4X sound amplification means they’ll more clearly hear range commands and other verbal instructions, while blocking out more of the noise that intimidates many new shooters and makes the experience less enjoyable.

Impact PRO is designed with thoughtfully placed, rubberized pressure points to minimize the possibility of gunstock scratching, while a simple, single control dial turns the unit on and off and adjusts volume. Power comes via two included AAA batteries, the life of which is maximized through a convenient 4-hour auto shutoff feature.

Honeywell Howard Leight Impact PRO Electronic Earmuff
Honeywell Howard Leight Impact PRO Electronic Earmuff

Honeywell Howard Leight Impact PRO Electronic Earmuff

Technology and Performance

  • High 30 dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)
  • Up to 4X Sound Amplification to a maximum of 82dB
  • Limits amplified sound to no more than 82dBA
  • 4-hour auto shutoff extends battery life


  • Designed for shooters looking for High NRR
  • Perfect for indoor range or any other extremely loud shooting environment
  • External battery compartment
  • Single knob for on/off and volume control
  • Rubberized pressure points minimize the possibility of gunstock scratching
  • Aggressive tactical styling
  • Comfortable, padded headband and earcup cushions
  • Adjustable fit
  • Connects to MP3 players, smart phones and scanner radios

In the Box

  • Black/Gray Impact PRO Electronic Earmuff
  • Powered by two included AAA batteries
  • Includes 3.5mm AUX cord

Model: R-01902 / UPC : 033552019022

MSRP: $99.99

Whatever your experience level in the shooting sports, it’s never too late to start giving more thought to your hearing protection. Protect your hearing from loud firearms in noisy environments with the high NRR performance of the Impact PRO electronic earmuff from Honeywell Howard Leight.


Honeywell Safety Products empower individuals and families across the globe to enjoy more and worry less. Our industry leading hearing and eye protection help people to more safely enjoy the events and activities they love. Our broad selection of comfortable and stylish protective eyewear delivers safety without compromise, many of which meet ANSI high-impact standards and offer UVA/UVB protection. Building on over 30 years of innovation, we’re continually developing new designs, materials and technologies to enhance comfort and protection for industry trade professionals, recreational and competitive shooters, DIY homeowners, and all fans of live music and sporting events. Whatever your passion, trust Howard Leight to block out the noise so you can listen to what’s important, while staying safely focused on the big moments that matter. Learn more at

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Excellent muffs!!
I have two pair of them. The best I’ve used (of over 15 different types tried/used) for suppressing sound. I have had one inexpensive pair, years ago (brand??) that actually amplified non damaging sounds better than these. But none have provided more protection while still enabling you to hear anything that you need to on the range.

William Flatt

This is the high-end model. I bought Winchester’s version for $30 several years ago and I’ve been satisfied with it since, though mine uses 4AAA batteries, two on each side with the two separate sets having independent volume attentuation.

Paul Ol

I’ve used this headset for about 2 years. It’s the only headset that I don’t double up with earplugs and find the sound levels of rifles equipped with muzzle brakes to be comfortable to endure. I spend about 7 hours at a time on the firing line and comfort is as good as any. They are a bit bulky for rifle shooting but that’s a personal preference. If you haven’t found a headset that seems to make the boom quiet enough, give these a try.


So haven’t these been around since 2014?