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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Quote Originally Posted by BillE.Dee View Post
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

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    Wait what were we talking about again?
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandarDyne View Post
    Earplugs for a Portaband? Really? You must have some delicate ears!
    Nah, some of the portabands I've used are obnoxious (e.g. Bauer).

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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    These are pretty nice and basically infinitely reusable. https://www.northernsafety.com/Produ...BoCj9kQAvD_BwE

    I wear those if I'm going to have them in for a long period of time or if it's hot out.

    Otherwise I use low profile Peltor earmuffs.

    They have plenty of noise reduction, but I can still hear the stereo or talk to someone

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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    More babies 👶.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillE.Dee View Post
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    I do not like using Hearing protection when I am welding. I listen to weld to how it is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    These are pretty nice and basically infinitely reusable. https://www.northernsafety.com/Produ...BoCj9kQAvD_BwE

    I wear those if I'm going to have them in for a long period of time or if it's hot out.

    Otherwise I use low profile Peltor earmuffs.

    They have plenty of noise reduction, but I can still hear the stereo or talk to someone

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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Only reason I can see for wearing the earplugs while welding would be to keep hot berries from getting in there. I've been using a headset/face screen for the grinding and beating part (although the screen still requires safety glasses during grinding) and I'm kind of getting to like it.... almost... much quieter...
    yep, and the wax in ur ear can burn, and u cant stop it. i buy moldex 100 paks, and spread them in tool boxes, glove compartments, etc., so im never w/o them

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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Quote Originally Posted by G-ManBart View Post
    Plugs are good for most normal sources of noise, but not if there is a pressure element such as shooting a gun. There, the pressure is transmitted to the small bones of your inner ear through the soft tissue just at the back and base of your ears...that soft spot you can push in. Those bones are critical to hearing and they break down from the shock transmitted through the soft tissue. Most law enforcement agencies now require muffs that cover the entire ear for training for that very reason.
    I've been a competitive shooter for a long time, but this is the first time I've heard about this. Thanks!

    (I guess it also helps explain why we require junior shooters on the High Power team to use both earplugs and earmuffs.)
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Any notice the moderator name Tensaiteki.

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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandarDyne View Post
    I've been a competitive shooter for a long time, but this is the first time I've heard about this. Thanks!

    (I guess it also helps explain why we require junior shooters on the High Power team to use both earplugs and earmuffs.)
    I wouldn't be surprised that's why they require junior shooters to use both now. It's been known for a long time, but for some reason got glossed over and I can't even remember where I first learned it. I've mentioned this to many competitive shooters and so many have never heard of it!
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    I use to use the foam guys that you roll up and stuff in your ear, still use them at home Using up the rest of a big box. They get dirty being stuffed in a shirt pocket.

    I have some of those rubber ones on a string I use at work, plug a set of 3M muffs for when I am doing a lot of grinding or using the band saw on some sheet metal.



    I use to fly a lot for work and always wore ear plugs on the plane. A lot of the stewardesses had hearing issues if they had been doing the job a while. the air wooshing noise can get pretty loud, especially at the back of the plane behind the jet engines.


    Just a bit of an elevated db over a life time will cause hearing issues. A lot of deaf people walking around in factories that "aren't that bad".


    I still have noticed some hearing loss over the past 10 years even with wearing ear plugs most of the time.


    I only ever used the foam guys at the indoor pistol range, probably should be using the ear muffs too...
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    This is not a joke,, for some reason,, at Sam's Club today, the noise was deafening,,
    I thought it was just loud sounding because I have a military hearing loss,,
    but, my wife commented about it when we got out of the building.

    Maybe it was just that the place was packed,, maybe it was mostly packed with older people (They ALWAYS talk loud to each other,, anyways)

    Whatever reason,, we discussed putting ear plugs in the car for the next trip to Sam's Club,,,

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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Thank you all for your insight. A special thank you to Lis. for making me forget what my own thread was about.
    So it looks like Dave and I are the ones who weld by sound.
    My wife would say I have ADD. I am sure she is right.
    Sometimes when I am doing repetitive welding, my mind wanders, thinking about something unrelated. Then a change in sound snaps me right back.
    Thanks again guys.
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Look at it this way, you only have to protect the hearing you want to keep.
    If you weld by sound, great, just don't forget to put ear protection on even for quick tasks thwt are loud.
    A lot of people here have some hearing damage from not wearing protection. The same thing can happen with your eyes.

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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Quote Originally Posted by old miner called Pop View Post
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Only reason I can see for wearing the earplugs while welding would be to keep hot berries from getting in there. I've been using a headset/face screen for the grinding and beating part (although the screen still requires safety glasses during grinding) and I'm kind of getting to like it.... almost... much quieter...

    Yep! This is the main reason I wear plugs, but also for the noise reduction from the sounds of a shop and all its tools/equipment. Ya see, I believe in PPE, I have a 16 yo daughter. I want to be sure I HEAR how many footsteps are walking at night, I want to SEE my sight picture clearly, and I want to properly BREATHE, so I hit any unapproved visitors with the first shot! LOL
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    Re: Hearing protection while welding?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandarDyne View Post
    I've been a competitive shooter for a long time, but this is the first time I've heard about this. Thanks!

    (I guess it also helps explain why we require junior shooters on the High Power team to use both earplugs and earmuffs.)
    even w/ earplugs, what helps me a little, is if i yawn. im not saying i run around w/ my mouth wide open while dumping a glock mag, or shooting a rifle, but when i squeeze off a 44/357 couple foot in front of my face, a yawn helps me some w/ the percussion
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