|Ear Protection (4) | Posted on March 19, 2012, 6:14 p.m.|
|Problem with the earplugs for me is that for some reason I can't really stand the sensation.|
Those headphones look like a pretty top of the line thing. Something simpler should work just as well though I guess. I don't really listen to anything when I'm working. I prefer the sort-of silence.
I'll have to take a trip to whatever hardware store then and give a look at some pairs.
I've actually sort of been doing landscaping for a while, but the tools I used at the old job never really bothered my ears at all. They were all sort of quiet for some reason and jobs were usually over after 2 or 3 hours. Had more issues with the constant vibration numbing my hands. I spent a day at this one and could definitely tell that something wrong was going on, so I started using the plugs. The plugs are driving me nuts though. I'll probably look weird, but at least I'll be comfortable. I'll endure though till I get around to picking up a pair.
Was really hoping I wouldn't still be doing this, but had to go back to it after I couldn't find a job anywhere else. Hopefully I can earn enough to maybe look into other options.
Thanks for the advice, guys.
|Ear Protection (1) | Posted on March 19, 2012, 4:02 p.m.|
|I do a landscaping job and can't really stand the foam earplugs they provide so I figured I'd look into getting a pair of noise-canceling earmuffs. After all the best protection is one you're willing to wear, right?|
Since I know nothing of the topic I figured I'd give it a shot and ask here.
Is a NRR of 25 good enough for lawmower/leafblower/etc. or should I go higher? I can be exposed to fairly loud noises for hours on end, maybe up to six or eight continuously.
Is there really anything I else I need to know about looking into a pair of them? Seems pretty simple, but I'm not too sure on exactly what I'd need.
I do sort of want something inexpensive, but gets the job done.