Noise, Hearing impairment
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Most farmers have heard about noise induced hearing loss and many take sensible precautions. But a significant number of farmers still find some excuse for not wearing ear-muffs of using protective devices to conserve their hearing when exposed to loud noise.
This article describes the nature of the problem and states the reasons why hearing protection should be used whenever exposure to loud noise is unavoidable, especially when driving a tractor.
"Noise induced hearing loss,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 18:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol18/iss1/3