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Old 02-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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Engine room ear protection

Since I haven't lost my hearing yet I was wondering what people do for ear protection if they go in the engine room while the engine is running. *The previous owners had what looked like a shooting headset hanging on the door but sadly took it with them. *Any suggestions?
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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RE: Engine room ear protection

I use a set I also use for chain saw operation, and would recommend the same thing to you.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:03 PM   #3
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I had a spare shooting ear protection headset and put it on the boat for just this purpose. I always put it on before going down into the engine room when the engines are running.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:22 PM   #4
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Ear muffs are inexpensive and available at most hardware stores, industrial suppliers, gun stores, even places like Walmart and Fred Meyers.* Get the set that has the highest DB attenuation rating, the ratings are printed on the box.* If I plan to be in an noisy environment for more than a couple minutes, I supplement the ear muffs with ear plugs, wearing both at the same time. ...............Arctic Traveller
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:34 PM   #5
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RE: Engine room ear protection

Cylindrical foam earplugs. Roll em up, stuff em in and they expand to fit. Really helps to cover up the Admirals snoring too. Let's hope she doesn't see this.

My hearing loss is so bad that I won't even attend a live music event without them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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RE: Engine room ear protection

not trying to change the subject but was wondering if anyone have experience with acoustiblok?
its a noise insulation material used around or shielding off noisy areas.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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RE: Engine room ear protection

No experience with Acoustiblok but thanks ifor the responses, I found a pair of 25 db ones for under $20.

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #8
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Ear muffs.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:49 PM   #9
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If I got in my engine room while the engine is running, I'd have much bigger problems than my hearing. Burnt flesh and getting caught in the belt system just to name a couple.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:50 PM   #10
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Yes put on muffs before you dive into the engine room.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:51 PM   #11
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Yes put on muffs before you dive into the engine room.
I get it haa haa.

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Old 02-22-2011, 04:14 PM   #12
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RE: Engine room ear protection

As someone who spends a lot of time in a noisy pilothouse and a lot of time shooting, these are the best ear protectors for the money. Compare them to others by comparing NRR rating. Own 4 pair so that I'm never without.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tnumber=524517

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I too often use both the foam plugs and the earmuffs. At the very least one of the other at idle.
That ringing is no fun.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:18 PM   #14
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Nice avatar picture. She looks good out of the water.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:20 PM   #15
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Engine room ear protection

Thank you Sir. I do appreciate it.

Out of the water just to remind me of this spring and what I have to do.

Oh Boy!!

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RE: Engine room ear protection

Cant abide the twist into your ear plugs. Muffs for me. I have several pair, on the boat, in the workshop.
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RE: Engine room ear protection

I wear corded plugs both at work (in the engine room) and on my own boat.
They hang round my neck and don't get in the way.
Good quality and have the same protection as muffs but not as bulky.
They are washable so last a long time.

Don't forget to carry spare soft pads with muffs as they lose their suppleness and therefore their sound isolation
properties after a while , especially if you store them in a warm place.

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Carl - I like your new avatar too. Rolling Stone looks beautiful inside. How about some more pics?
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RE: Engine room ear protection

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Cant abide the twist into your ear plugs. Muffs for me. I have several pair, on the boat, in the workshop.
If your talking about the soft foam ones, they are designed to be rolled up as small as possible between your fingers before insertion.* Some folks find it easier to gently pull up on the top of the ear prior to putting them.* Once in, most people find them quite comfortable as they expand and mold to your ear. One advantage is they don't loose efectiveness when wearing safety glasses, like the muff's do when the seal is lifted.* I often sleep with them in and have no problem as they are quite soft..........................Arctic Traveller
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RE: Engine room ear protection

I wear them sleeping while we are ice breaking in the Hudson River. Steel and the ice makes for loud noise. After a day or two VERY tiring. Soft ear plugs help tremendously.
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