As an offshoot from another hearing protection thread, I would like to ask this: What is the best hearing protection to use? Once hearing is lost it won't come back so this is a precious commodity to me and should be to us all. In CATV I didn't need to be worried about hearing protection and at home I didn't really need it either. But this is different. Is there pretty much a recognized 'best' hearing protector out there? If music could be listened to while not having to be so loud as to drown out motor noise (which creates another situation) but to listen to at a comfortable level, that would be a good thing IMO.