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    Hearing Protection

    Was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on how much of a noise reduction rating one should look for in hearing protection. They will be used while riding on the tractor, general home maintenance (pole saw, weed wacker, ect) and for some wood working. I just got a router and hear they can be quite loud.

    I have been looking to spend under $50 and want something with bluetooth or something one could plug something like this into Bluetooth Music Streaming 3.5mm Home Car Wireless Audio Receiver Adapter - Newegg.com

    Thanks for your thoughts

    Jonathan

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    I vote ANY noise reduction is better than none... That said, I wear harbor freight muffs and foam plugs...

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    Hiya,

    I have to wear hearing protection whenever I use any power tools or non cab tractor as I have hearing damage from playing in bands, shooting and riding Harley's with straights.

    I have a pair of HF electronic muffs that let in sounds up to a point then they turn off the speakers and act like regular muffs. I think I paid 20 bucks for them, if that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomd999 View Post
    Hiya,

    I have to wear hearing protection whenever I use any power tools or non cab tractor as I have hearing damage from playing in bands, shooting and riding Harley's with straights.
    What? Huh? I can't hear you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    What? Huh? I can't hear you.
    My FIL worked around heavy eqpt most of his working career , and no hearing protection. He will be 88 in another 9 days , has about 20% hearing .

    Buy the best you can find for the amount of money you can afford. Daughter has a Masters in Audiology , have not asked her lately but I was thinking hearing protection should cancel 35db. Will agree anything is better than nothing. It's to late to ask her this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    What? Huh? I can't hear you.
    Hey, that's my line....

    Actually, I find it really annoys people when you tell them what you thought they said and phrase it with a question inflection because it's no wheres close to what they actually said....
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    Not sure if you are looking for in-ear or over-the-ear protection but if you like the in-ear style look into "Plugphones". 25 db protection, comes with bluetooth and not as bulky as over-the-ear style.
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    I wouldn't be as concerned about using hearing protection on non-cab equipped tractors as I would using hearing protection on old cabbed tractors of the 60's & early 70's. As a magazine article I read back around 1985 said about that vintage of tractor, "It would have been quieter riding in the engine oil pan than sitting in the seat in the cab..."

    The one exception to that statement was the miserable old green 2-cylinder tractors. A, B, R, 60, G, didn't make any difference what model/size, after about 15 minutes at full load you felt every cylinder fire about an inch behind your sinuses, your ears were ringing, after a half hour you might even have problems focusing your eyes, and you had a head ache that would last several hours after you quit running the tractor.


    Even medium and heavy-duty trucks of that vintage were noisy, diesel, gas powered, really didn't make much difference.
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    Not sure if you want face protection too but I do wear my Stihl forestry helmet from time to time...eye pro and ear pro at the same time.

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    I've been using these for years now. Cheap enough but quite effective. The radio does me no good (no radio signals around here) but it has an input jack - I just use a little MP3 player in my shirt pocket.

    3M TEKK WorkTunes Hearing Protector, MP3 Compatible with AM/FM Tuner - Hunting Earmuffs - Amazon.com

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