Loud Job Offer

Discussion in 'Support' started by RichardRR, Jul 15, 2015.

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    1. RichardRR
      Tired

      RichardRR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Hello all,

      I have recently gotten job offer from my cousin who is a general contractor doing mostly renovations and the occasional house build. I would be helping him do these things and as you can imagine some of the work is quite loud. It would be just me and him mainly so there wouldn't be any unexpected loud noises from other people to worry about, and I would be able to wear my -12 decibel ear plugs whenever I needed to, and even earmuffs for particularly loud situations. It is quite the transition from a quiet janitor job to construction. There would also be a pay and hour increase from $12/hr at 36 hours a week to $16/hr at 40 hours a week.

      My question is;
      Is it worth it? Would being around the noise exposure all day everyday have an inevitable effect, even with protection. And of course I will be caught off gaurd sometimes, so I have to put that into consideration.

      Thanks for the input in advance!
       
    2. As long as the noise is something you can prepare for and not be caught without protection it might be fine and only you know your own finances and whether this is a necessary move or just a potential one. I think you would have to go into it knowing that one of the risks is that you may increase your T even by mistake. If it's worth that for the money, ya gotta do what ya gotta do I guess. I think it's important to try and not let T stop us from doing things we want to do but as with everything you need to weigh the pros and cons. Good luck.
       
    3. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I would recommend using a real decibel meter to get an accurate read on the volume levels you'd be routinely exposed to, and then go from there.

      Hearing protection is great, but it doesn't stop very low frequency bass.
       
    4. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      I would want $1,000/hr, for me to risk any more damage to my hearing and/or, increasing my already high volume of T. Stick with the quiet job, that is, if you can stand the silence, all day?
       
    5. RichardRR
      Tired

      RichardRR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Hammers, drills, nail guns, table saws, those kinds of things.
       
    6. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Speaking personally, hammers and drills don't bother me much, but table saws are more worrying, and I'd never deal with using a jackhammer or gasoline-powered equipment all the time.
       
    7. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I would keep ear plugs with me as long as I'm around these noises if I was U id definitely go for the job that pays more ( more money = more things to do)
       
    8. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
    9. Xorthian
      Balanced

      Xorthian Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Initial 2012. Massive spike 4/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noisey Lifestyle. Increase from infection.
      I wouldnt risk it unless i desperately needed money.
       

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