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Woodworking can destroy your hearing in a hurry. Learn the right ways to protect it.
By Cynthia S. Eades
Pages: 62-67

From the April 2004 issue #140
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Safety devices are commonplace around our homes and workshops. We wear gloves to protect our hands, boots to protect our feet and eyeglasses to protect our eyes, but when it comes to our ears, more often than not we can’t be bothered with the extra effort. Hearing protection often is overlooked or ignored.

And we always have a good excuse for not wearing hearing protection. Which of the following more-common ones sound familiar to you?

• “I’m only using the tool for a minute or just one cut.”
• “I didn’t think about it until after the job was done.”
• “They’re uncomfortable.”
• “I couldn’t find them.”
• “My hearing is already shot.”

From the April 2004 issue #140
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