“Loud noises produced by farm machinery can put farmers at an increased risk for hearing loss.
A study performed at Eastern Washington University’s Department of Communication Disorders showed that more than half of farmers surveyed in eastern Washington state had been educated on the hazards of not wearing hearing protection. For those who learned about hearing loss—mostly younger farmers—the information was usually passed to them informally through word of mouth or through other means of self-education.
Whether they’ve received education on the hazards or not, farmers need to wear some sort of hearing protection, be it earmuffs or ear plugs, says Fuller.
“Ideally, farmers who wish to preserve their hearing should consider custom ear plugs,” he said. “Custom plugs are molded to the contours of the individual’s ear, thereby providing an excellent seal within the ear canal against intense noise.”
” Source: Farmers Need to Protect Their Hearing – Hobby Farms
AGCO strives to make our tractors both comfortable and reliable. Each of our tractor cabs are equipped with noise reducing technology . One in particular is the Massey Ferguson 2600 HD Series tractors that you may remember from previous posts. Massey Ferguson has taken extra steps to make the HD Series work harder on the job, go easier on the ears, and reward you with quiet satisfaction at the end of the day. You can find out more about the HD series during our live chat on June 14 at 7:00 pm EST.
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