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anyone know where i can buy ear protectors, the kind used by construction workers?
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Re: ear protection

You can try any shop selling grass cutting machine etc, Migro
Stihl has them as well starting at 18Chf
http://fr.stihl.ch/static/stihl-catalogue-fr/index.html.
Check out page 230-231 of catalogue
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Re: ear protection

Not exactly clear which type you mean ...... because since I've stopped hanging around with The Village People, I'm not sure exactly what construction workers use now.

But for both in-the-ear or over-the-ear, any of the big DIY chains - Jumbo, Bauhaus, Obi, etc.
Also Swiss Military ear protectors can be found in Army Surplus stores.

Alternatively, a condom over each ear, may help.

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Old 19.04.2013, 08:40
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Re: ear protection

And depending on what you are doing ( a couple of weekends ago I was wielding a 30 kg jackhammer for about 6 hours ), I would suggest you use both the in-ear foam buds and the over ear protection.

The simple in-ear buds will not protect you from constant loud noise that enters the ear via the bone behind the ear.

As mentioned, the regular DYI stores should have both.
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Re: ear protection

Landi has a range of personal protection equipment including ear defenders.
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Re: ear protection

Yep - a friend has an awesome hearing protection company based in Rapperswil - check out their website www.2pluxx.ch she is American - they speak English and German.
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Yep - a friend has an awesome hearing protection company based in Rapperswil - check out their website www.2pluxx.ch she is American - they speak English and German.

Not sure apple will be too happy about the ipluxx product name using what appears to be iphone earphones.

For motorbike comms the mic needs to be located inside the helmet and fixed in front of the mouth/ on the chin guard, not on the cord..

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And depending on what you are doing ( a couple of weekends ago I was wielding a 30 kg jackhammer for about 6 hours ), I would suggest you use both the in-ear foam buds and the over ear protection.

The simple in-ear buds will not protect you from constant loud noise that enters the ear via the bone behind the ear.
Uvex make some very good plugs that are -32dB rated, thats more than most over the ear defenders. For the bone thing - got a link to an accredited study for that?

What ever task is being done make sure the protection has the correct rating. eg light, workshop/machinery or extreme. not all ear plugs or ear defenders are the same
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2pluxx has great hearing protection no matter your activity. We can certainly help you if you're looking for great protection for construction work. Send us an email and we can steer you in the right direction. Our company is based on 42 years of proven success in the US.
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2pluxx has great hearing protection no matter your activity. We can certainly help you if you're looking for great protection for construction work. Send us an email and we can steer you in the right direction. Our company is based on 42 years of proven success in the US.
...... and you're related to zurich new here - how?
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Re: ear protection

Not related - just friends, as per my original post. I think I made it clear that we were friends, and she made it clear that it was her company by the use of "we".
Nothing wrong with recommending a great product (which I have) even if it is from a friend's company, as long as there's disclosure, surely?
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Re: ear protection

Coop Bau und Hobby will have what you are after.


Or you could try this or http://www.houseofsound.ch/earpad-lo...tion-paar.html


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For the bone thing - got a link to an accredited study for that?
"The ear comprises the outer, middle and inner ear. The mastoid is a bony prominence located behind the ear. It contains a number of air spaces which connect to the middle ear."

I will let you do the Googling.

Very loud/ongoing noises can enter the ear via the mastoid bone. Hence the need (ideally) for both in-ear and over-ear protection when you are working with very noisy equipment.

The mastoid bone is also the area they use when they connect the sound transmitter for someone who is profoundly deaf (you see the little box stuck to the back of the head behind the ear).
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"The ear comprises the outer, middle and inner ear. The mastoid is a bony prominence located behind the ear. It contains a number of air spaces which connect to the middle ear."

I will let you do the Googling.

Very loud/ongoing noises can enter the ear via the mastoid bone. Hence the need (ideally) for both in-ear and over-ear protection when you are working with very noisy equipment.

The mastoid bone is also the area they use when they connect the sound transmitter for someone who is profoundly deaf (you see the little box stuck to the back of the head behind the ear).
Wrong on several counts there Verbier, I will let you do the googling.
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Old 19.04.2013, 21:36
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Wrong on several counts there Verbier, I will let you do the googling.
Isn't the onus on the person with the black and white statements to come up with some explanations?
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Re: ear protection

Sound can enter the inner ear through any bone in the head, not just the mastoid. That's why tuning forks tests such as the Weber involves putting the tuning fork on the forehead to check localization and hence a possible conductive hearing loss. So while putting over the ear hearing protection on may provide additional attenuation, it has nothing to do with the mastoid.

As for your mastoid, sound transmitter, profound hearing loss statement - are you referring to a cochlear implant? If so, you're referring to the transmitter coil, placed on the mastoid to transmit to the receiver in the mastoid, placed there due to the electrode placement. Or do you mean a bone conduction hearing aid, in which case your 'profound hearing loss' statement is erroneous.

Feel free to try google again....


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Re: ear protection

there is construction work going on in the office next to mine. it is very loud and i now have an ear infection for which i'm taking antibiotics. the construction work will continue until june
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there is construction work going on in the office next to mine. it is very loud and i now have an ear infection for which i'm taking antibiotics. the construction work will continue until june
Have you tried the foam earplugs most pharmacies sell? They dampen quite well and most people find them comfortable enough to wear all day. They also still allow you to have a conversation with those around you.
If they're not sufficient you can try custom made plugs, such as those referred to by someone else in this thread.

There are regulations regarding noise exposure in the workplace so if you think the noise is excessive, talk to your employer and ask to have the noise levels measured. Even if under the allowable levels, construction noise can be disturbing when you're trying to work, but in that case, other than wearing hearing protection there's little you can do.

Lastly, loud noise does not cause ear infections unless a sudden loud noise such as a blast has perforated the ear drum. The infection is therefore not from the constructin noise.
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I'm now sitting at my desk wearing silicon ear plugs. Just as well as it is VERY loud. Even with the plugs I'm starting to get a headache.
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anyone know where i can buy ear protectors, the kind used by construction workers?
Hi there,

I have a friend who works for Cotral Labs and is based in Zürich, they are specialised in tailor made ear protections.

I can send you his details

Let me know per PM if you are interested
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Hi there,

I have a friend who works for Cotral Labs and is based in Zürich, they are specialised in tailor made ear protections.

I can send you his details

Let me know per PM if you are interested
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Check out their website for more info

http://www.cotral.com/en/
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