Hearing Protection For The Woodshop
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WHY HEARING PROTECTION IS IMPORTANTMy first job out of college was framing houses.The contractor I worked for was 'old school.' Protective gear like gloves, earplugs or safety glasses were generally viewed as signs of weakness.
For a long time I tried to be a tough guy.After an afternoon of air-nailing fire blocking between ceiling joists, my ears had had enough.I stopped by the hardware store on the way home from work and picked up a couple sets of foam ear-plugs and have never looked back.
Audiologist Dr.Ryan Hamilton lauds my decision to protect my hearing, 'Hearing loss occurs much sooner than one experiences pain from loud noises, so it is possible to have a degradation of hearing yet never experience discomfort!' And certain activities, which have short bursts of noise, like woodworking and shooting guns, (as opposed to working a jet runway for example which has constant noise) are particularly dangerous for hearing longevity.
HOW LOUD ARE YOUR TOOLS?This OSHA diagram shows weighted sound levels measured in decibels.While the threshold for pain is around 140 dB, depending on the duration and level of the noise, hearing loss can occur above 90 dB in a matter of...