So, I was at a local gun store talking about my sensitive hearing and getting rid of certain firearms in my collection [AR-15, AK variant, 9mm pistols], and the guy behind the counter said, "I wouldn't sell any of them.........I'd rather go deaf than not shoot." [Something along those lines]. Would you rather: 1. Continue shooting larger calibers and eventually go deaf. 2. Sell what may further damage ears and keep small calibers [22lr, for example]. Updating: This isn't about whether or not someone CAN go deaf using proper hearing protection, but about someone saying that "they would rather go deaf than to not shoot certain calibers".