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Protective Ear Muffs Seattle WA

Local resource for protective ear muffs in Seattle, WA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to protective ear muffs, ear plugs, ear gauges, and safety products, as well as advice and content on hearing loss, safety supplies, and ears and hearing.

The Home Depot
(206)467-9200
2701 Utah Ave South
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(425)451-7351
325 120th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(206)575-9200
6810 S 180th St
Tukwila, WA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(425)806-9300
18333 120th Ave NE
Bothell, WA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(425)391-8467
6200 E Lke Samammish Pky
Issaquah, WA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(206)762-2126
7345 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(206)361-9600
11616 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(425)885-6358
17777 NE 76th Street
Redmond, WA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(253)852-1017
26120 104th Avenue SE
Kent, WA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(360)779-9924
21750 Market Place NW
Poulsbo, WA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Ear Protection When Cutting Grass

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October 2, 2006: 6:38 am: Dr. Neil Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Ear Protection When Cutting Grass

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man asked:

Because I have a lot of grass to mow I spend 2 to 4 hours per week on a riding mower. My question is how best to protect what is left of my hearing. I believe my best options are high quality ear muffs or noise canceling ear muffs. (I no longer use foam plugs in the ear canal because they tend to push wax deep into the ear and form a plug that is difficult to remove.) Is there any research on this subject to guide me?

In order to protect your hearing, all you need to do is bring down the loud sounds to 80 dB or less.When wearing ear muffs with a 30 dB rating, you could be in noise as loud as 110 dB. Lawn mowers and tractors produce sounds in the neighborhood of 100 dB (more or less depending on the model).

Therefore, good ear muffs with a protection rating of about 30 dB would be more than adequate. They would bring sounds down to about 70 dB which is not damaging to your ears at all.

Incidentally, my ear muffs work so well for me that I can’t even hear my motor running. (I use a walk behind mower.)

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Lawnmowers and Ear Protection

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November 12, 2006: 1:05 pm: Dr. Neil Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Lawnmowers and Ear Protection

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man wrote

Because I have a lot of grass to mow I spend 2 to 4 hours per week on a riding mower. My question is how best to protect what is left of my hearing. I believe my best options are high quality ear muffs or noise canceling ear muffs.

I’m glad you are concerned about your remaining hearing because once it’s gone, it’s gone!

I would think that good ear muffs with a protection rating of about 30 dB would be more than adequate. All you are trying to do is bring the loud sounds down to 80 dB or so. With a 30 dB rating, you could be in noise as loud as 110 dB–and I doubt your riding mower is that loud.

My ear muffs work so well for me I can’t even hear my motor running. (I use a walk behind mower.)

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