I have a number of muffs, and some disposable ear inserts, but they are all old school and they greatly decrease my already fairly bad damaged ability to hear anyone talking to me. I am thinking about getting something like this (probably these): Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff - Amazon.com Muffs with microphones so I can hear someone talking or giving a range command etc. without taking them off - that is of value to me. The HL muffs above have the added advantage of having an external input. No I don't want to listen to music while shooting, and I don't think that is what the input is for - I would use the input with a comms device in a noisy environment. So, I am soliciting feedback and suggestions and experience input. Thanks in advance.