hearing protection

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by little mike, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. little mike

    little mike LawnSite Member
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    I never used up until about a month ago.I started noticing a slight "ringing" in my ears at the end of the day.so that's why I started using them.Eye protection I've been using since middle school woodshop.
     
  2. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280


    Mowing without ear muff & protection is like asking for trouble. Stihl ear muff is what used widespread and it is good. Also, sunglass is so invaluable cause those trimmer will hack your eyeball you never know.
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    We use them, in the heat of the summer we shag a little can't wear a boonie.
     
  4. gman44

    gman44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    I always use earmuffs and have installed a radio mine . Once in a while I run my mower without my muffs on just to listen to pullys and bearings , but , not for long .
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I honestly don't use hearing protection, only eye proteciton.

    The hearing protection actually hurt my ears worse I thought
     
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    AOSafety makes those radio/hearing protection headphones. Not only do they provide good protection but I get to hear Rush everyday. You would be amazed at how quick the day goes by when the radio plays all day. Get them at Home Depot or Lowe's.
     
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    I use the stihl ear protectors and run my ipod earbuds underneith them. Then run the corn under my shirt to my pocket where the ipod is, so the wire doesn't get caught on anything, if it does (and this has happened ALOT) it really hurts when those things get ripped out of your ear!! So put the cord underneith!!! Just my .02
     
  8. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    I seldom go without hearing protection.
     
  9. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    I went for years without hearing protection, then this season I guess I had a revalation and decided from day one to use earplugs. I bought a pair of peltor worktunes but the pressure of them on my ears gives me a horrible headache, I could never find a station that came in very clear, and when I did, it was commercials... lol.

    The earplugs do take a little getting used too, and you need to look at the instructions or have someone show you how to insert them properly. I see a lot of ppl with them just barely in and they don't work right and fall out that way. Iv'e been using the Max 33db plugs with the cord. (orange plug, blue cord) I chose the Max because Iv'e seen others use them and they are one of the highest db reducing plugs out there. Figure if I'm gonna wear them I may as well do it right...
     
  10. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    Some of you guys wont get under a mower with it running when changing blades but don't always wear ear plugs. I think not wearing ear plugs is much worse. Just cause you don't see the affects right away doesnt mean its not as bad.:cool2:
     

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