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Old 04-12-2017, 07:02 PM   #1
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Any Detailers On Here With Tinnitus?? Safe to use buffer????

Hows it going just wondering if there are any detailers on here who have tinnitus??

got it myself last year pretty randomly as i dont listen to loud music or machinery and its still here so it can happen even if your not a dj or something so be carefull!!

Anyways if anyone has tinnitus on here is it safe to do paint corrections etc with a buffer if i have some earplugs in?
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:20 PM   #2
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I suffer from mild Tinnitus, and work in a noisy environment with and without ear defenders! the louder the noise the worse it becomes for me, so i wear ear defenders whenever the noise is uncomfortable, and more so now than i used to!
If you wear decent ear defenders or plugs you should be fine only you can judge how it effects you though!
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:27 PM   #3
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I always wear ear protection to try to reduce the potential for this. I have bat like hearing and I cant imagine what it would be like to have tinnitus.
I do have white finger now unfortunately hence my push to use the rotary as much as possible. Its always been my machine of choice but now more than ever I'm conscious of both vibration and sound pitch

Also wear a dust mask too, seldom spoken about
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:37 PM   #4
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Any Detailers On Here With Tinnitus?? Safe to use buffer????

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Hows it going just wondering if there are any detailers on here who have tinnitus??

got it myself last year pretty randomly as i dont listen to loud music or machinery and its still here so it can happen even if your not a dj or something so be carefull!!

Anyways if anyone has tinnitus on here is it safe to do paint corrections etc with a buffer if i have some earplugs in?
Yep, you'll be fine, wearing ear protection is always a benefit when dealing with noise, probably not "needed" for a polishing machine (unless the instructions do say so), but I'd say - as I have to many thousands of my patients - better to be than sorry, so I'd wear some, if for nothing more than peace of mind...
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:41 PM   #5
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I've had tinnitus for 28 years, it's a proper ba****d, caused by firing shotguns without using ear defenders.
I always wear ear plugs when riding my motorcycle but don't find normal machinery has any adverse effect.
My DAS6 pro is cettainly not loud enough to cause any problems
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:43 PM   #6
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I suffer from mild Tinnitus, and work in a noisy environment with and without ear defenders! the louder the noise the worse it becomes for me, so i wear ear defenders whenever the noise is uncomfortable, and more so now than i used to!
If you wear decent ear defenders or plugs you should be fine only you can judge how it effects you though!

I'd recommend wearing ear protection when in noise, as you've said, noise can aggravate Tinnitus and if it gets severe, it really can be debilitating to some...

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Old 04-12-2017, 11:42 PM   #7
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I’ve worked on aircraft since age 16 but always been careful to use ear plugs and ear defenders depending on noise levels. 30 years on and I still use ear plugs when I’m operating polishing machines, had my hearing checked 2 weeks ago and apart from a dip at 8000hz my hearing is perfect. (8000hz could be the frequency of my wife’s voice).
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My Tinnitus comes and goes - it's not severe, quite mild. I hear a tingling sound as I type this message. I wear ear defenders when I machine polish my customers cars.

If you're using the 3401 then you will definitely need ear defenders as it is LOUD!
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Worked in Engineering nearly all my life, now retired. In the early days little attention was paid to ear protection, or come to think of it little attention was paid to health and safety at work full stop.
Having seen a number of work colleagues suffer from deafness in their later life I would always use ear protection when using anything that creates noise.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:39 PM   #10
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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!
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