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Ive been changing alot of things that i do, and i was thinking of changing my ear protection. What do you use, and why ?

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I use soft foam in the er they are more effect than ear muffs. I wearing hearing aids as a result of war they are no fun.
 
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The war? Ive seen lots of your posts and didnt know you were a veteran. What war ?
 

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What?
What did you say ? :):)

I used camel shorts[cigarettes] yrs ago, broken in half,
before we had fancy stuff.
These days, either Peltor passive, or mostly Howard Leight electronic.
 

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I use soft foam in the er they are more effect than ear muffs. I wearing hearing aids as a result of war they are no fun.
ROFL....I was in Artillery....I'm just a little past Hearing aids!....Try a quarter million bucks worth of cochlear implants for being 100%deaf!

Whatever you wear....For god's sake wear something! Yea thats my HEAD! The implants are better than nothing but a long ways from a fine set of perfectly working ears!

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Yeah......that was some fun shit for you Brother.......
Bless you......
I hope you can hear enough to listen to the wife !!!!!! :):)
 

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Yeah......that was some fun shit for you Brother.......
Bless you......
I hope you can hear enough to listen to the wife !!!!!! :):)
Thank ya Sir and I'll have you know some men are jealous of my situation!...Damn batteries in these things crap out about the time she has a new idea to remodel the house or have me do something!

I just gotta start hiding my batteries better!
 

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SSGT mine only last 3 days max even if you shut them off. Artillery was a big hearing killer I know the Army spent a lot of effort on it. All my time was 11B.
It don't take a lot to damage hearing some times one major event can do it. I was doing ok for years of service and age then one major event did some damage that will never come back.
 

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Hearing protection is a biggie at work. Helicopters will make you go deaf, quick. Not as quick as arty...:eek:

They want us to wear foam and muffs, both.

Shooting, Sonic II plugs work great. They allow for normal conversation until the trigger is pulled. A sharp noise like gun shots cause it to baffle the sound. They don't work well for continuous noise like a flight line during launch, though.
 

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I like my Howard Leights. I can wear plugs plus the Howard Leights with the volume turned up and get some serious db reduction.
 

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I first started using sponge rubber earplugs like these some years ago when I had noisy neighbours, it was the only way I could get a good night's sleep..:)
All the chemist's/pharmacists sell them so noise must be a problem for more people than we think.
I still keep a box around the house for when noisy delivery lorries or workmen are in the street, and I also pop them in when doing a spot of DIY hammering and drilling or hoovering.
They come in several different shapes and are far better than cotton wool, they're not just ordinary foam rubber, they've got special sound-deadening properties.
I like the brown ones on the left best, you have to roll one end between the fingers then insert them but remember to leave enough sticking out so you can grip it to remove it later.
PS- I developed tinnitus 25 years ago when living next door to a yapping dog (before i discovered earplugs) and my ears have been ringing ever since; it's annoying but i've managed to get used to it-

 

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+1 for the Howard Leight Impact.
Under 50 bucks, comfortable, thin enough to not interfere with rifle cheek weld, very effective at reducing concussive sounds, sensitive enough to hear faint sounds, batteries last a very long time and they fold up for relatively compact storage.
 
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