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  1. MontanaResident

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    Instead prefer to slowly go deaf.

    My safety helmet/face shield/hearing protection is a PITA.

    I have had a separate helmet, and the mesh goggles, and have finally order some cost efficient light weight ear buds.

    This is the way to go for us boys that like to hear a movie rather then read the subtitles. Reading 'Loud Explosion' just isn't the same as hearing it.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072LCHV2S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    So you say real men don’t wear ear plugs but you say you just bought some and share a link...



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    Not funny, eh?

    Maybe from now on I will put a j/k at the front to warn you of attempted humor. :buttkick:
     
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    Glad you have seen the light or should I rather say heard the whisper:blob2::blob2:
     
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    I actually really like my helmet that has the ear muffs and shield built right in. Makes things easier for me.


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    I'm a big ear plug user. I can still hear today, because of this small effort. I use to ride motorcycles and the noise was deafening. I do have a very macho neighbor (maybe it is Bernard?) that is to cool to wear ear plugs when using his saw or shooting his 44 mag. Several years ago, I saw him shoot 20 rounds, no hearing protection. After many many years of being a tough guy he is having real hearing problems and he is only 33. He knows everything.
     
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    I find the shield restricting. It flips up, but then it hits branches. All is great for bucking on the road, but when I have to do any brush whacking it is a PITA.
     
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    Ya but it also keeps the thorns from whacking you in the face. And smacking your head on that branch you didn’t see.
    Sacrifices


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    If there is a perfect solution, I'm still searching for it. I have been smacked in the face, Not Fun. Eyes are number 1. I can deal with a scar, but an empty eye socket is a game changer.
     
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    If your cutting brush away you could flip your shield down to protect your eyes while doing that too.

    I don’t know, I leave it down all the time anyways if my helmet is on.


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    I won't even mow the grass without ear plugs and safety glasses.

    My brother on the other hand operates a saw mill, chainsaw and shoots his guns without any protection at all.
    He's 52 and his favorite word is WHAT ? WHAT ?
     
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    It is down while cutting. It is moving thru the dense brush it is up. If it is down it gets hot behind the shield, when I am moving and breathing hard.
     
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    Isn’t your shield a mesh screen?


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    Yup! And I bet he still hasn't figured it out yet.
     
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    Yes it is. I can't imagine how hot the solid screen would be.

     
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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    I have Tinnitus pretty bad. Have had it for many years. Most of it due to riding m/c's w/o hearing protection.

    As you age, nothing gets any better. You just make the best of what you have left. ;)
     
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    What?:)
     
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    There is not much more annoying where you can hear every thing. Last night a storm finally blew through with plenty of rain. Had to reach in one of my pockets for some ear plugs just to go back to sleep. Ear plugs go in to my pocket every day for those what if moments. Since I wear glasses I do not worry about low risk activities, but I keep at least twenty sets of safety googles around the shop for any risky activity. Since high school I have come to the understanding we are only given a few of every thing we really need. In the past would only put on a safety helmet when working with over head danger endeavors, but they can keep you from banging your head into things unnoticed. Thanks
     
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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.

    I said......as you age, nothing gets any better. :rolleyes:
     
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    I can’t hear you, I have my earplugs in.( I can read lips though! );)
     

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