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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dobehap, Jun 18, 2003.
How many of you wear hearing protection?
I would wear it all the time, but my biggest complaint is ability to wipe of sweat with ease.
Taking off glasses for the task is half the burden already.
Yep. Got tired of my ears ringing after mowing my own yard.
It is annoying because then you cant hear if you have a bearing start to squeal and things like that but I guess better to shell a bearing and damage something than your hearing for life.
Not wearing hearing protection is as stupid as not wearing eye protection........ However, just by this post I realize the mentality of many LCO's..........Errrr..... and wearing shorts and/or no shirt on the job is just as stupid. Man found out long pants can actually help protect your legs from poison Ivy/etc. stones, branches, prickers bushes, roses, other debris and Deer ticks. Now all we have to do is educate LCO's cut up legs ain't manly.
I wear the foam plugs in my ears. This cuts down the damaging decibals considerably, plus I can still hear things. The way to go. I was going to go with Peltors, but I didn't want to run around with white ears.
Hearing protection also keeps you from getting skin cancer on the top of your ears...........
I always use the foam plugs with a string attached...very comfortable. I'm going to get some Elvex or Peltors for this fall...to help keep all the dust out of my ears.
Eye protection protects you from the unexpected, where hearing protection for the most part is controlled, therefore not as dangerous.
I'm sorry if your Hustler is too loud
Mower decibles arent as damaging as you taking off your plugs and sitting down in your trunk, and turning the volume to a point where everyting vibrates.
Dont be quick to judge someone Pete, you know they make electric mowers too
BTW, I do wear long pants