Hearing Protection

Dr. Ana M. Anzola of Ascent Audiology

April 8, 2014 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast, Video | By

I was told that when you turn 50 years old you should get your colon checked.  I just found out that you should also get your hearing checked.  Given the choice of procedures, I went for the ears.  Plus, I don’t know what they are checking for in my colon.  It is still there.

I was at the range the other day and saw a dude pull some cigarette butts out of his ears he was using for earpro (Hearing protection).  Really guy?

When you go to the NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis this year, just for fun check out all the guys over 50 years old that are wearing hearing aids. I am not judging. I am just saying that believe it or not, back in the day, these guys didn’t appreciate wearing hearing protection.

I think you might want to take some advice and protect yours now. How? It is easy. Let me explain. Your head is a big audio receiver. It takes in sound from vibrations and holes in the skull, through the ears and mouth. To reduce this exposure because you are in the shooting sports you should wear the best protection you can find.

Firearms, especially inside of indoor facilities generate as much noise a jet engine at 140db or more. A decibel (DB) is:

The decibel is a logarithmic unit used to express the ratio between two values of a physical quantity, often power or intensity.

Exposing yourself to high decibel environments can result in permanent damage to your hearing. In the event you find yourself in one of these environments, protect yourself with the proper hearing protection.

I always recommend wearing both the soft disposables and the over the ear muffs. You may have some loss because of the ear protection, breaking the seal around your skin and the muffs so you want the soft ones too. Avoid chewing gum while shooting because the movement of your jaw can open cavities in your head that will bring in more noise.

The human body is amazing. Even with all these safeguards, it will adapt and by the end of the day (if you were shooting all day) you will still be able to hear with the muffs in place.

I have an interview with Dr. Ana Anzola, (doctor of audiology) and a really a nice person.  I learned a lot from the Doc.

 

She told me that hearing loss can affect almost every aspect of your life.  She said that hearing loss happens gradually and can affect your quality of life.  We talked about men vs women and I realized that men set ourselves up for hearing loss just by being men.  Think of all the things we do.  Movies with explosions, rock concerts, ranges, hunting, demolition, NASCAR, motor racing, fixing cars, motorcycling, lawn work, and the list goes on.  Did you know that untreated hearing loss has been linked to dementia?

Dr. Anzola of Ascent Audiology and Hearing, is one of the Washingtonian magazines’ top doctors in audiology for 2012.  I did say she was easy on the eyes too didn’t I?  And she is a professional married mom, smart, and the owner of Ascent Audiology in Mclean.  She is offering you a 10% discount if you mention you learned about her from blackmanwithagun.com or the Podcast.

She is located at 1320 Old Chain Bridge Road, #185, McLean, VA  22101 and her phone is 703-639-4756.  http://www.ascentaudiologymclean.com

 

 

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Live Video From CPAC

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March 5, 2014 | Posted in Video | By

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Video – Black Man With A Gun Show – 345

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October 25, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast, Video | By

Video of the show

 

This show was released on the 43rd week of 2013.

Because of this show, I’ve had the opportunity to share your stories, your triumphs, products, ideas and smiles. I’ve met some fascinating people, leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, dreamers and cool people like you.

  1. Barbara Baird of Womens Outdoor News.com interviews Jim Heffelfinger
  2. Hurshell Stroud of DC CoverScent.com is back to tell us that black women do hunt.
  3. Interview follow up with Maryland GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar

Barbara Baird and an Evil Black RifleBarbara Baird  interviews Jim Heffelfinger JimH
Hurshell Stroud from DCCoverScent.com talking about Black Women that hunt.

Charles Lollar gubernatorial candidate in Maryland on Guns.Charles Lollar

Me and My Guitar

Rob Morse from Gun Rights Magazine.

Black Man With A Gun Shirt




You can use this link to pay for the shirt I just ordered for you or you can send me a check or money order for $25 to 

Kenn Blanchard, PO Box 2, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773

 

 

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Me and My Guitar

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October 21, 2013 | Posted in Video | By

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a guitarist. Long before I saw how cool it was to solo in a rock band, get the accolades of a front man or scream out a solo I wanted to perform in front of a crowd and be apart of a band. I have carried around a guitar of some type since I was 3 but have never learned to play it. Over the past few years I have been trying to catch up. My first instructor was a brilliant musician that I have find again. In the mean time, I have managed to play a little. I took my second set of courses from a good instructor at the Music & Arts shop in Va. He asked me what was my goal was, I said, I just want to play in church. It was a moment of clarity. Something miraculous happened. I gained an ear for it soon after that. Now I have to learn some chords, riffs and combine what I know so I can keep up with a new group that allowed me to join them.

These are the DC Gospel Stars. They have been playing together for twenty five years in the style of a mens gospel quartet. They are my senior but a nice group of men. This is the first of many video blogs about my journey as a guitarist. I love these guys for allowing me the opportunity to hang with them and learn. This is the first video.

Would like to introduce you to my new friends, the DC Gospel Stars.

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How Stupid Can You Get? The Black NRA Sarah Silverman Funny Or Die Response

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Freedom, Video | By

Here is a racist video that was done professionally that would get my “We Should Throw Eggs Award,” from “comedians” that have missed the point, and lost the punchline. Sad.

The video I had here was taken down. (maybe because of uncommon sense from you)

And finally, a good response to their stupidity from my friend, Mr.ColionNoir.

Dividing America over race is never funny.

Rev. Kenn Blanchard

http://www.booster.com/onenation

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