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Old 09-02-2016, 02:57 AM   #1
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Hi all, I'm after some new ear muffs for my hard hat.

I've had a bunch of really bulky ones in the past and was always smashing them into things - kept going back to corded ear plugs.

And recommendations for some light low profile ones?
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:26 AM   #2
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Those are too bulky, I like these:


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http://www.surefire.com/tactical-equ...-products.html
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Those are too bulky, I like these:

We use these. Very easy and they aren't bulky. Order some replacement buds, and get to work.
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We use these. Very easy and they aren't bulky. Order some replacement buds, and get to work.
Yup
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:17 PM   #6
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I still use my sonic ear valves I've had for forever. If I replaced them, I'd go with Eric's link.
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We use these. Very easy and they aren't bulky. Order some replacement buds, and get to work.
I like this style a lot. They seem to stay "rigid" and stay in place in my ears when I'm moving around.
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At risk of necro-bumping this topic, as a telehandler operator, would it be a good idea for me to invest in some ear protection, and if so, what would you gentlemen recommend?
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At risk of necro-bumping this topic, as a telehandler operator, would it be a good idea for me to invest in some ear protection, and if so, what would you gentlemen recommend?
Sure. I would say something like the Surefire plugs or electronic ear pro would be the way to go. That way you are locking out the harmful noise but are still able to communicate with people which is pretty important when you are operating machinery.
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Great choice.
I don't think there is any downside to this type of hearing protection. No 'headset' feeling, no plastic strap, no negatives I'm found.
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David Clark makes some of the best and their pricing is stupid cheap. Made in the USA, super comfy, replacement parts widely available and highly respected in the Military, aviation sectors and industry in general. I know you're looking to get away from muff style, but you'll never pry these things away from me...absolutely love them and you won't even know they're on your head.

http://www.davidclarkcompany.com/index.php

My favs are the 10A's and 805's
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Personally it depends on if you have to wear a hard hat or not....if not I prefer earmuffs cause they are easy to put on/off and while wearing you can lift it up if you want to hear..

With hardhat i use disposable ones cause i am always dropping them


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Moldex Softies--up to 35db reduction

https://www.amazon.com/Moldex-Pura-F...ldex+ear+plugs
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:38 PM   #14
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I just got the Plugfones Liberate https://www.plugfones.com/

So far using them one day, I found them super comfortable and I don't need the volumen up high.

We have been wearing foam ear plugs for the last 17 years or so and I can't work without them.
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If it's cold out I prefer ear muffs, keeps my ears warm. I use the 3M hard hat clip ons. Otherwise I use the one's inner posted.
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I use the custom molded ones like musicians wear, I can talk on the phone with them in but the baffle the loader noises, you can set what level when they make them, I can't be on a job with out them anymore, Im sure I will regret the years I didn't wear any, realizing how loud jobsites are if I pull them out.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:16 PM   #17
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I second the custom molded option. I've used my shooting plugs for my carpentry for several years. Several of the big gun shows around here and the state-level skeet and trap tournaments will have a company with a booth set up that makes them on-site. Most ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) offices will also make custom plugs. You can do them with or without the little tubes that allow lower level noise through.

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