Ear protection of loud sirens and other extremely loud noises,

Chem2Do

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I know of partial or loss of hearing is common in EMT work, but how do you protect your ears when on a run?
 

DesertMedic66

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My ground agency has several pairs of shooting style ear muffs. Flight agency had helmets with hearing protection built in.
 

GMCmedic

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Ear plugson the truck. I had CEP's for the flight gig but they started cutting out within a few months, now ear plugs there too
 

akflightmedic

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I just turn the radio up so the sirens do not bother me as much.
 

DrParasite

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close the windows of the truck while driving with the sirens going
 

E tank

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If 35 years of drumming with garage bands didn't take (all) my hearing, sirens sure won't...
 

VFlutter

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Filtered ear plugs like the Surefire Sonic Defenders are great as you can leave them unplugged for moderate hearing protection while still being able to have a conversation and then pluged for louder or sustained noise. Cheap and convenient

For flight, I would never fly without CEPs. You can pop out the filter core on the Surefires and use them with CEPs which is an awesome upgrade from foam.
 

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