I've hunted with a pair of Walker's electronic muffs for several years. No issues when I'm wearing them as intended...and they slip from on top of your head to over the ears in about five seconds if your ears are tired.
All of my pig guns use brakes. It really helps getting accurate rounds downrange faster when they're running.
Muzzle brakes are fine for hunting. I would second their usefulness taming recoil on a big magnum or getting rounds down range faster on coyotes or hogs. It does suck if you have to make a quick shot without ear pro so I would second a suppressor or walker’s electronic ear buds.
you don't feel the recoil when hunting but still the brake helps you see your hit or miss. and for the magnums it helps at the bench/practice in not beating up your shoulder. so yes i keep it on when hunting and wear pro ears 300 muffs, the benefit is they amplify ambient sound.