And thinking about fall

And thinking about fall

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:05 am

I need to poll the audience on a subject, others have far more experience on -
I need new hearing protection - and since I cannot hear all even at the dinner table, it should include enhanced sound detection. But I would like an MP3 input jack too.
OK _ I could spend more on these than I usually do for a used car but I don't want to.
Any good suggestions to share? I should wear them most of the weekend for my "extra curricular activity"

I was thinking about these:
http://www.amazon.com/Walkers-Game-Ear- ... d_sim_sg_5
and these - switch around for comfort - I don't always listen to the IPOD
http://www.amazon.com/Walkers-Game-Ear- ... unters+ear

but are those choices too cheep-- a waste of money? - do I need to step all the way up to these:
http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Ears-Predator ... 3ZFS&psc=1

If I have my full wish list I would have a pair that would com to a partner on the task site. - you know in case I drop my beer and cannot reach it :oops:
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:14 am

Not being able to hear much myself the only thing I can say is once it's gone it's gone so save what you have. These choices made me wonder just how many of the second choice they sell used, I think some things just shouldn't be sold used.
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:06 am

This is also to postpone the inevitable - as I know I have existing hearing loss and tinnitus
but the loss is in the general range of most women's voices - I have that documentation from the last hearing loss exam - so no loss really :D

its just that darn ringing that keeps me awake by postponing the intoxication coma
Last edited by Sting on Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:17 am

With hearing loss it is usually a matter of certain frequencies that cannot be heard. Just amplifying the sound most likely will not help, you need a unit that can be tuned to the frequencies you have trouble with.
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:53 pm

I don't know Sting--I know my hearing's not up to what it used to be & my tinnitus is on a scale of a large herd or flock or WTF ever--of crazed crickets--I've tried so many REPUTED solutions, I just laugh when a new CURE pops up--as far as replacing the ringing with some kind of louder noise--I'll pass. BUT, if you find something that actually helps with the big "T" , please let me know. I do know that since the wife of 26 yrs left 3 yrs ago---my selective hearing has become WAY better ;)
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:24 pm

I've got a Pro-Tac 200 set with dual volume controls (one for each) - was a bit spendy, but these things are GREAT! Crank 'em up and you can hear a bird *censored* hit the ground with unbelievable clarity at 500 yards. :lol:

But seriously, they do work great!
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: Sting On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:38 pm

I opted for the Peltor Tactical sport = waiting on Ebay now

Fred - I don't expect this to replace or repair the tinnitus now in my head but I am hoping the protection will save if off from becoming worse and the electronics will help me hear what I should. BTW my ear guy said to take ZINK daily and at first it upset my stomach so I cut the pills in small pcs and as I got used to a larger dose - it did help reduce the ring. But its still annoying - too many tin knockers

Franco - yes I know I really need a pair of K5 $ hearing aids - but this should be a stop gap and should be comfortable enough to want me to wear them all weekend - If not I will step up to the 3 times expensive set - but like Smitty posted these should be far better than what I am not doing now

Ill have my people get back to yours soon on this

Kind Regards
Sting
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:17 pm

Nice Sting, I hope it helps:)--Tried the ZINK--to many tractors, chain saws, guns, etc.--yeah, yeah, shoulda used ear plugs 55 yrs ago LOL Oh well--my actual hearing is not bad, so I think I'm fortunate in that respect:)
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:26 pm

OK...i started my zinc regime today.....

I'll try anything - there are nights I can't fall asleep because the ringing is so loud.

I'll report back in a few weeks on the results.
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:28 pm

freetown fred wrote:Nice Sting, I hope it helps:)--Tried the ZINK--to many tractors, chain saws, guns, etc.--yeah, yeah, shoulda used ear plugs 55 yrs ago LOL Oh well--my actual hearing is not bad, so I think I'm fortunate in that respect:)





Huh?
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:59 pm

Huh?----Huh? ;) Rumor has it that "LOUD" noise is a major cause of the TINNITUS---WHAT??? Oh yeah, you're good-- :clap: toothy
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:05 pm

freetown fred wrote:Huh?----Huh? ;) Rumor has it that "LOUD" noise is a major cause of the TINNITUS---WHAT??? Oh yeah, you're good-- :clap: toothy



Actually I am pretty deaf in my left ear. So in the house I usually sit to the right side of my wife. So I don't always have to use the selective hearing excuse. :D
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Re: And thinking about fall

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:43 am

Got my hearing loss in the Army & had to fake my way thru my physical to go back to work (they could refuse you back then), so I didn't get my hearing aids & disability from VA until a few years ago. Bottom line is I was so long with the loss that it's hard to get used to wearing them, a lot of things I never could hear bother the heck out of me, I don't use the selective hearing thing but tell my wife it's her poor diction :help:.
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