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Old 05-12-2017, 07:07 PM   #11
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Any one using any power tool on a regular or sustained basis needs to have hearing protection IMO.

Even if not giving you tinnitus symptoms now, it will be damaging your high frequency response. This happens to everyone as they age but no need to help it along!
I was reading down and saw this comment and will just echo the same. I was using my DAS 6 at the weekend and used defenders. I realised I had to go back to a little bit and did not wear them. The sound of the motor and throw amplified through the bonnet was enough to make me realise I should have them on. I am pleased I do not have neighbours too close because I had been buffing for at least an hour before that and you do not realise how noisy it is with defenders on.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:18 PM   #12
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ive had it for the last 18 months . pretty much constant in my left ear and noticed a drop in higher frequency in that ear. i fear the damage is already done
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:35 PM   #13
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Your ears are not to be messed with. The issue that hits a lot of people is they don't realise that they are damaging their hearing gradually over the years.

It's only when it's too late they realise the seriousness of the issue.

I'd be speaking with youe Dr to get some real information if it's safe or not. Given the damage already done I would have immediate concerns.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:45 PM   #14
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I've have servere tinnitus from firing weapons of mass destruction and we use to use double ear protection and it didn't help one bit, but I strongly advise you use it from the start because you don't want to have a loud constant high pitch tone in your ears 24-7 like me
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #15
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Yep same here, I have a constant high pitched ringing in my ears, not totally debilitating, more of an annoyance.

I don't mind a bit of noise, its when its really quiet that I notice the ringing and my left ear bangs like a drum then.
My left ear drum is perforated too, so thats probably why

25 years in engineering, designer/project manager/ operations director. Just from the frequent amounts of time spent in the fabrication workshops when the platers were banging and thrashing steelwork
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:30 PM   #16
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ive had it for the last 18 months . pretty much constant in my left ear and noticed a drop in higher frequency in that ear. i fear the damage is already done
You been to see your GP / someone about this ? If not, I would recommend you do
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:33 PM   #17
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Your ears are not to be messed with. The issue that hits a lot of people is they don't realise that they are damaging their hearing gradually over the years.

It's only when it's too late they realise the seriousness of the issue..
True, very true, but it's never too late to start with protection...
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I notice its becoming alot more common in people like myself who arent old and dont do loud jobs such as a dj or construction workers etc. As i said before mine just came along out of the blue one day and nearly 2 years later its still there but its gotten more manageable. I just wanted to know about the buffing as i dont want to aggrivate it.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:19 PM   #19
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I have pretty bad tinnitus and really suffer if using power tools so now anytime I go near loud noises I make certain I am using ear protection, its the only way!
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