"yea no I was in no way ready for the explosion. I mean we hit the IED one second, and the next second I was climbing out of the humvee. It happened in a split second. When the exhaust blew up it sounded like I had my head in a solid steel can, and…"
"When I was involved in a shooting I could hear the shots but it didn't affect me like it would if I was at the range with no protection. It was more muffled and there was no ringing afterward.
I've used flashbangs on entries. If you are…"
"Then I guess you weren't prepared for the bang. Sort of like a having the muzzle of a gun to close to your head. At the beginning of a fire fight, I could see how it would be loud, but as the battle goes on I guess you get use to the sound.…"
"I used the plug type now at the range and have never had any hearing issues after leaving the range. Ive heard stories of people saying they couldnt hear gun fire in a fire fight. I think thats complete bs. Now one thing I have experienced myself is…"
"No. Studies have shown that the body will shut diwn and basically ignore the excessive noise in a shooting situation. I've been involved in shootings on duty and noticed the shots going off but there was no tone afterwards."