Hearing protection
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Hello all,

Does anyone use ear plugs for hearing protection?

What would you recommend?

I wear glasses and the muffs are getting annoying and the cheap HF ones that I'm using have me wondering if they are doing that much good.

So before I look to get a good pair of ear muffs I wanted to see about some quality ear plugs.

Thanks
Peter

My "day job"
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#12
  Re: Hearing protection by Peter Tremblay (Hello all, [size=...)
Quality ear muffs will not interfere with eyeglasses.
Wood is good. 
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#13
  Re: Hearing protection by Peter Tremblay (Hello all, [size=...)
I have some disposable earplugs for airplanes.  Little kids don't bother me anymore.  Smile

I use some David Clark 27 earmuffs LINK.  I suppose it depends on your glasses frames.  I wear my earmuffs and a good respirator over my glasses all the time without issue.
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  Re: Hearing protection by Peter Tremblay (Hello all, [size=...)
I've been running into the same problem.  My ear muffs are cheap Harbor Freight ones.  By rotating the headband to the back of my head I could get all the things wrapped around my head to line up a bit better.  I have also been using plain earplugs also.  I have found the sound with the earplugs very comfortable.  I figure if earplugs are good enough for work around jet aircraft, they are good enough for woodshop noises.  What I am using now are the Benchdog safety glasses/ ear plug combo, but consider a set of attached ear plugs, that are connected by a rigid piece of plastic that can keep the plugs stored around my neck.
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#15
  Re: Hearing protection by Peter Tremblay (Hello all, [size=...)
I wear earplugs and muffs.

After being stupid in my youth, I have tinnitus in both ears so I am doing all that I can to protect the hearing I have left.
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#16
  Re: Hearing protection by Peter Tremblay (Hello all, [size=...)
One of my favorite tools:

ear plugs

Replacement tips can also be purchased but they last a good long time.
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#17
  Re: Hearing protection by Peter Tremblay (Hello all, [size=...)
When I had a day job we were required to wear hearing protection and eye protection at all times when we were on the factory floor (and sometimes 1/2 mask respirators). I haven't seen a pair of muffs that was totally satisfactory when you had the glasses on. After trying several types of plugs I settled on this style, found them the most comfortable (especially in heat) and they had a good NRR (25), plus they were easy to insert and remove...important when you go back and forth a lot. I have a good supply and would be happy to send you a couple of pair to try out if you want.
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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#18
  Re: Hearing protection by Peter Tremblay (Hello all, [size=...)
I like these Etymotic Research Standard ETY
https://www.etymotic.com/er20hd.html

You can look around. They are available from a lot of places.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Etymotic-ER20...3=&veh=sem
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#19
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Try a gun shop--that's what I use.
Al (doc1)
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#20
  Re: Hearing protection by Peter Tremblay (Hello all, [size=...)
I use some Howard Leight Shooters earmuffs for most of my time in the shop, but will also use the tapered foam earplugs if I am using the lunchbox planer. 30dB reduction is good, but I want more when it come to the screaming mimi.
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