Author Topic: Please help me choose ear muffs  (Read 5479 times)

AlexNeedsHelp

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Please help me choose ear muffs
« on: June 08, 2009, 04:48:25 AM »
Hi guys,

This may be an awfully simple question, but your help would be really appreciated.

Here is the thing: I need to study. And I need to not hear anything while I do. And I'm about to move into a dorm.

I seriously doubt my ability to soundproof the actual room (female, 5'3, no tools, rented room), but I am willing to invest in a good pair of industrial strength ear muffs. For some reason I am under the impression that some (or all?) ear muffs are designed to amplify (or at least not block out) quieter noises (i.e. so people can talk to each other while working in a really loud environment). Is this true?

I want something that will block out all noises - except maybe an evacuation alarm. (And hopefully something that's comfortable & not very heavy, but I'll sacrifice comfort for noise elimination).

I'd be very grateful for any advice.

Alex

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Re: Please help me choose ear muffs
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 05:31:07 PM »
Alex,
All headsets sold in the U.S. have to allow the speach frequency (1k-2k) to penetrate for saftey purposes. Our headsets include a special foam insert that you must place in the cup yourself which will reduce this frequency. Keep in mind you will NEVER achieve 100% soundproof.
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AlexNeedsHelp

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Re: Please help me choose ear muffs
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 08:20:12 AM »
Hi Randy,

Thanks for the quick reply!

So, what understand from your answer is that, if I buy a pair, in the box (apart from the ear muffs which block out/dull louder noises) I'll also find a separate foam insert that I can place in the cup myself and this will reduce what I hear at the volume of people speaking.

I guess the question then remains: Do you think the muffs with the foam insert will be pretty good at blocking out speech, or not much better than just plain $2 ear plugs from the chemist?  ::)

Thanks again  :)

Alex

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Re: Please help me choose ear muffs
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 03:50:16 PM »
The foam insert carries its best reduction level at 500hz-2khz.
"Do you think the muffs with the foam insert will be pretty good at blocking out speech, or not much better than just plain $2 ear plugs from the chemist? "
So to answer your question, YES.
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AlexNeedsHelp

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Re: Please help me choose ear muffs
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 03:56:53 AM »
Thank you! I'll have a look around and order some! ;D


 

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