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    Default Re: Hearing protection for noisy tractors. Worktunes Etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by IronHog View Post
    If it isn't much different than muffs or plugs that is fine.


    I do some pretty rough work on a tractor at times.........ugly sounds are a cue sometimes to let up.
    No different than normal muffs.

    You dont need the volume on the radio loud to hear it. You can still hear the tractor over it. I can hear someone talking to me with the phones on and the radio playing.

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    I had a set of ryobi noise canceling headphones now I upgraded to a set of Bose ones that I got for chemical rewards program. Idon't need the music loud to hear it.

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    I find ear plugs are the best. But I have worn plugs and, when possible, noise canceling headphones for lengthy exposure (12 to 24 hours). After awhile you learn to detect small noise differences that may mean there is a problem.

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    Default Re: Hearing protection for noisy tractors. Worktunes Etc.

    I guess it's just me, but I can't see putting on ear muffs to cut the noise and then have a radio on which has to overcome the noise that gets through. It seems a little counterproductive. And who wants to listen to the garbage that's on the radio anyway?
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    Default Re: Hearing protection for noisy tractors. Worktunes Etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by K7LN View Post
    I guess it's just me, but I can't see putting on ear muffs to cut the noise and then have a radio on which has to overcome the noise that gets through. It seems a little counterproductive. And who wants to listen to the garbage that's on the radio anyway?
    I agree, that's why I have a mp3 player to play music... Makes days like yesterday (baling, stacking, etc hay from 1PM to 11:45PM) go faster.

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    Default Re: Hearing protection for noisy tractors. Worktunes Etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by K7LN View Post
    I guess it's just me, but I can't see putting on ear muffs to cut the noise and then have a radio on which has to overcome the noise that gets through. It seems a little counterproductive. And who wants to listen to the garbage that's on the radio anyway?
    Well, if the noise that gets through is 20db less (or whatever your particular brand/model advertises) then you can listen to music and still reduce hearing loss.

    I've got some noise cancelling earbuds. I wouldn't say they are awesome, but they do lower the volume of noise hitting my ears. I would say they're mildly better than foam plugs.

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    I have a Massey 1100 with a Perkins 354, exhaust is a 4 1/2" straight pipe. Muffler is on the to do list. I have a pair of Bose noise canceling and I can not say enough good things about them. As previously stated you don't have to keep the volume of the music turned up.

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    Default Re: Hearing protection for noisy tractors. Worktunes Etc.

    i have a box of foam earplugs and would recommend them to anyone.

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    Default Re: Hearing protection for noisy tractors. Worktunes Etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by civesnedfield View Post
    I have a Massey 1100 with a Perkins 354, exhaust is a 4 1/2" straight pipe. Muffler is on the to do list. I have a pair of Bose noise canceling and I can not say enough good things about them. As previously stated you don't have to keep the volume of the music turned up.
    A muffler probably won't help much.

    A perkins is a real diesel engine....... they will take your hearing if you don't wear protection..... but nothing like one loaded at 2200 RPM.

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    Default Re: Hearing protection for noisy tractors. Worktunes Etc.

    I don't like foam ear plugs, so I use a set of HF ear muffs:

    Ear Muffs
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