I have a set of Howard Leigh electronic ear muffs I wear when hunting (except when I'm using a .22 rifle). Yes, it looks dorky, but I can still hear what my teenage sons are saying behind my back.
I know a lot of people (about 99.9% of the people I hunt with) who don't bother with hearing protection (except when we're hunting desert rats) because you're not exposed to very many shots (sometimes, not even one) on the average hunting trip.
I'm a nut about hearing protection because I have permanent tinnitus (ringing in the ears) from being too close to an explosion when I was in the service. Since then, loud noises make the tinnitus worse.