August 14, 2003
Does any welding shield manufacturer make a hood with earmuffs? The reason I ask is that I wear hearing aids. I teach welding and it's too hard to keep removing the hearing aids.
- K. Stevens
This question generated a lot of phone callsand research. D'Ann Hamilton, one of FMA's Metal Authority's finest,discovered an Australian company, Australian Industrial Eyesafety(AIE) that offers the Hiderok Ear Muff welding helmet designed to beworn in industrial applications where hearing protection is alsorequired when welding. The sides are made from leather and allow theuser to place earmuffs over the leather to protect the welder'shearing. The company's telephone number is 02 4943 1599.