Mr. Ayoob, I posted this elsewhere and received no responses. Would you enlighten me please? I would like to hear from those that had to fire their weapons during a stressful time. As we all know you should always wear ear protection when firing a gun. But when the police have to fire their weapons they do not have ear muffs on. Is it that under stress the body closes down a portion of the ear in a "flight or fight" condition? I know there must be some impact but is it the same as when on the firing line?