Is It Possible to Work with Power Tools?

Discussion in 'Support' started by purpleroad, May 10, 2016.

    1. purpleroad

      purpleroad Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hammer drill
      I teach English to foreigners and find my own voice irritates my right ear, and a 10dB reducing ear helps, but rarely put it in, worry I will start talking too loudly When I talk really loudly it irritates it. Another job I do is gardening and handyman work. How about mowers and other power tools, of course with ear defenders? Just wondering if I should continue the gardening etc
    2. jeanoroid

      jeanoroid Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music / headphones

      There's no reason to stop doing any of this. In fact it's important not to let T defeat you that way..
      Get a pair of comfy muffs for when the machines run..

    3. fishbone

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness

      I use ear plugs that cover and protect up to 30db and i used them at a loud heavy metal concert in December. I do not see why you cannot use such earplugs and do what you want to do. Also, please wear a mask or something to not inhale particles, when doing such activities....

      Be well.....
    4. Phones

      Phones Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD/headphones ?
      Four weeks with T and I have to use power tools a couple of days a week , I religiously wear full ear defenders with no adverse effect, totally reduced the sound impact even with tools that I used before that would make me shudder at the violence of the sound they would emit.
    5. Bobby B

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      for power tools etc.. I would use these instead
      • Agree Agree x 2

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