FSL Patriot Electronic Earmuffs are designed to block out loud sounds while amplifying quieter sounds. This is a sturdy pair of earmuffs. The steel headband is padded and adjustable and the ear cushions are made of a very soft sponge. These earmuffs are comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. My dad is a hunter. He has been doing it for years and has used several different earmuffs. These are perfect for him. They use 2 AA batteries which are easily changed. He loves how these earmuffs block the loud gunshots but allow him to hear and have a conversation with his hunting buddies without taking the earmuffs off.He's really impressed with how comfortable they are and how well they work. They are lightweight and they are also foldable for easy storage. A very nice set of earmuffs. Highly recommend! I received these earmuffs in return for my unbiased review. You can find out more about FSL Patriot Electronic Earmuffs @ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X7XWPI2.