[QUOTE=Bamatug;138884]Someone states he was using bose noise canceling ear protection.
Put in your ear regular ear plugs and then use them over that. Almost no sound. What you hear is lower than a whisper
[B]Now why havent boat companies studied this issue and try to fix the amount of noisein the engine room[/B]?[/QUOTE]
Is this a serious question? Are you an engineer? Fix the noise in an engine room? My gen sets are 112 db at the turbo so to fix the noise in my engine room, we just get rid of the generators! Genius! I should be a consultant.
But really, if I stand aft of my main engines at speed, all I hear is generators, which are ahead of the mains.
If you read your OSHA literature, you will see that the noise levels you are exposed to in the engine room generally call for double hearing protection. You should be wearing ear plugs and headphones anyway. Doesn’t need to be the fancy ones.
and this; I have hearing tests performed every year and have no noticeable change in hearing after 10 years in the engine room, because I use good hearing protection. I would spend $2000 on a set of noise cancelling headphones, IF they worked right in the engine room. They occasionally “glitch” and let the sound right on in, and im sure everyone knows how unpleasant it is to go into the ER and pull an ear plug out. How much money is it worth to have good hearing when youre 70? Most of the older engineers I know are deaf at several frequencies because they didn’t need no stupid good hearing protection.