The use of hearing protection in shooting sports is essential for any shooter. Shooting is often described as loud, and the sound is a potential health and hearing hazard. To avoid this, it is important to wear hearing protection while shooting. Most shooters opt for earplugs. These are small, easy to wear and offer good shot reduction. Other options include headphones that reduce the intensity of sound. Headphones can be found in a variety of styles, including a fully enclosed foam version. In addition to wearing proper hearing protection, it is also important to pay attention to other potential hazards. For example, shooters should wear glasses to protect their eyes from flying pieces of metal.