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Hearing Protection

Explorer C



I have gotten a job offer as a provision agent, and am weighing my options. I am told that it is obviously pretty noisy near the planes, and wondering if the hearing protection they provide is adequate enough? What is the approximate db rating near the planes?


I don't wanna go deaf by the time I reach 30 😂


Any help would be appreciated! Thank you in advance! 


Re: Hearing Protection

Frequent Flyer A

I’ve only ever used the hearing protection that is provided and I feel it is more than adequate. I work on the ramp, so I’m around it for the majority of the day.  You always have the option to buy your own hearing protection, and some people do. It’s all about your safety, and what will work for you. Check out the options they provide before you buy anything because you may end up liking what they have! Good luck!