What do you do to protect your hearing?

Many audiophiles worry about their hearing and will protect it at all costs: one <I>Stereophile</I> writer has even written about wearing earplugs while driving. What do you do to protect your hearing?

What do you do to protect your hearing?
Here is how I do it
65% (55 votes)
I don't worry about it
35% (29 votes)
Total votes: 84

Peter Henderson's picture

Avoid loud noises. For example, rock concerts. I guess it can't hurt to keep a pair of earplugs handy, just in case ...

Richard DeVries's picture

I have a quiet car and pickup, but I never drive at hwy speed with open windows. When mowing grass or snow-blowing, I wear ear plugs. I have given up stock car racing-even though I wore earplugs there, too. Also, I have stopped taking aspirin except if absolutely necessary. Aspirin has been shown to affect tinitus which I have a slight amount of now.

Ren's picture

I am a professional driver and have been using earplugs since my regular hearing test have shown a loss in hearing higher frequencies. I also use the plugs when using power tools.