Do you wear hearing protection?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dobehap, Jun 18, 2003.

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Do you wear hearing protection:

  1. Always

    97 vote(s)
    72.9%
  2. Sometimes

    19 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Never

    17 vote(s)
    12.8%
  1. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 292

    How many of you wear hearing protection?
     
  2. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 292

    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.:rolleyes:
     
  3. jlewis

    jlewis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    Yep. Got tired of my ears ringing after mowing my own yard.
     
  4. deere ZTR

    deere ZTR LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 84

    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.
     
  5. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    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.
    Pete
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    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.
     
  7. hboyd_com

    hboyd_com LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 150

    What....? ;)
     
  8. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Hearing protection also keeps you from getting skin cancer on the top of your ears...........
     
  9. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    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. :)
     
  10. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 292

    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.:p

    Dont be quick to judge someone Pete, you know they make electric mowers too :D :D :D

    BTW, I do wear long pants:)
     

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