Is there a such thing as a headphone (not music) that
will quiet down an extremely noisy room when worn?
Sort of like a high tech ear plug.
I am looking to quiet down white noise, motor noise,
television, folks talking. And yes all at the same
I googled, but am only finding music head phones.
Yes, most hardware stores should have them. But they are NOT called
headphones, which is why your google results are bad. Try something like
"hearing protectors". A lot of people use them to mow the lawn, so
places that sell mowers probably have them too.
Less intrusive are the foam plugs. Disposable but can be reused many
times. I'll put them in on a stormy night when trying to sleep or run
noisy equipment like the lawn mower or chain saw.
At the shooting range, I'll use the plugs plus ear muffs.
Muffs are better than plugs but become uncomfortable particularly when warm.
I don't think it's fair to call these noise *cancelling*. Good words
would be protecting, insulating, stifling, stopping, but cancelling to
me refers to electronic headphones that listen to the noise and
generate an opposite signal, so that the sum of the noise and the sum
of the signal is zero or close to it.
I've never used them and I don't know how well they work, and I can
imagine there is a wide range of what works well.
But if there is no electronics in the device, I think they are being
dishonest by stealing the word *cancelling* from electronic devices
that seek to and afaik often succeed in cancelling noise.
Foam refers to the ones you roll into a thin tube and put them in your
ears before they expand. (unlike earlier foam that expanded the moment
you stopped squeezing it. That was not used for ear plugs afaik.)
I've used thse a lot and they work well. And they're cheap 2
dollars for 3 pair maybe, at least a few years ago. They may have
disadvantages but just try them. I'm not going to prejudice you
against them. I use the yellow ones that are a simple cylinder. There
are also green ones that are smaller at the end.
But if the foam is not good enough, I would try electronic noise
*cancelling* head set, and I'd turn it on and then not turn on the
sound of the radio or computer it's plugged into, or more likely it
doesn't have to be plugged into anything to do its cancelling.
On Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:16:28 AM UTC-5, Micky wrote:
If that's dishonest, what do you think about Obama trying to confuse
people with his BS, like his new creation of "jobs created or saved"?
How does one count jobs saved, something never done before and that
no economist has ever attempted?
Or how about counting wetbacks, caught and pushed right back over
the Mexican border as a "deportation", something else that's never
been done before.
Are those dishonest too?
I think you should stick to headphones when the topic is headphones,
and that I don't want to have to track down whether your claims are
true or not. It's just as likely that the sources you read are
lying as it is that the Obama admin. is.
trying to confuse
For some reason, I was trying to be conciliatory, but as soon as I
pushed Send, I regretted it. I think it's a lot more likely the
sources you reed are lying. Lying has been the stock in trade of
conservatives over the past few years. What makes Trump unusual is
that his lies are so easy to catch and contradict. Half of what makes
him arrogant is that he lies so blatently.
I could spend hours on the web and not know who was telling the truth
on your two topics (so don't bother to post links. I won't know
whether they are true or not).
But because of this, I've never commented on job creation numbers or
deportation numbers. So there's no way bringing up those topics will
help to find any inconsistency in my posting.
On Monday, March 7, 2016 at 1:54:04 PM UTC-5, Micky wrote:
I think you'll actually regret this post even more, because you're
going to be taken to the woodshed again. It's also probative that
instead of checking the facts, really easy to do here, you jump to
the conclusion of who's lying. Nice, real nice.
What makes Trump unusual is
Right, Obama is much more accomplished and skillful at it.
Funny you claim to have figured out that Reagan didn't deliver most
of his promises. Given what you just demonstrated here, I see how
that happens. How hard is it to use Google? Is it broken?
"Deportations come mostly from border, DHS chief says
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his depar
tment's deportation numbers are now mostly made up of illegal immigrants ca
ught at the border, not just those from the interior, which means they can'
t be compared one-to-one with deportations under President Bush or other pr
The administration has argued it is tougher on illegal immigration than pre
vious presidents, and immigrant-rights groups have excoriated President Oba
ma, calling him the "deporter-in-chief" for having kicked out nearly 2 mill
ion immigrants during his five-year tenure.
But Republican critics have argued those deportation numbers are artificial
ly inflated because more than half of those being deported were new arrival
s, caught at the border by the U.S. Border Patrol. Previous administrations
primarily counted only those caught in the interior of the U.S. by U.S. Im
migration and Customs Enforcement.
"Under the Obama administration, more than half of those removals that were
attributed to ICE are actually a result of Border Patrol arrests that woul
dn't have been counted in prior administrations," said Rep. John Culberson,
"Correct," Mr. Johnson confirmed.
That would mean that in a one-to-one comparison with the final years of the
Bush administration, deportations of those same people under Mr. Obama had
actually fallen, according to immigration analysts who have studied the da
See, not hard to find at all. Is Jeh Johnson lying?
I see, because you prefer to remain ignorant on major issues where
Obama is lying to you, well, it just don't matter. Go figure.
For the "jobs saved" fiction, just show us *one* example where this
"statistic" was ever used prior to the Obama administration. Anyone
here who's followed jobs reports, economic reports over the years,
knows that no one ever used it, it was totally made up by the Obama
administration. Here's a simple test. Google "jobs created".
You'll find all kinds of hits, to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
the govt body that tabulates it monthly, for example. You'll find
economists, discussing them. Now google "jobs saved" and you'll
find nothing of any economic relevance. BLS doesn't track it,
never has. It is a pure BS, fraudulent number, created by team
Obama to pull the wool over your eyes. It's obvious a total BS
number because obviously you could give $10 mil in aid to a city,
then claim that you somehow saved, 50, 100, 1000 jobs. Pick your
number. In other words, it's a clear example of BS marketing,
designed to fool.
On Monday, March 7, 2016 at 2:24:01 PM UTC-5, trader_4 wrote:
artment's deportation numbers are now mostly made up of illegal immigrants
caught at the border, not just those from the interior, which means they ca
n't be compared one-to-one with deportations under President Bush or other
revious presidents, and immigrant-rights groups have excoriated President O
bama, calling him the "deporter-in-chief" for having kicked out nearly 2 mi
llion immigrants during his five-year tenure.
ally inflated because more than half of those being deported were new arriv
als, caught at the border by the U.S. Border Patrol. Previous administratio
ns primarily counted only those caught in the interior of the U.S. by U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
re attributed to ICE are actually a result of Border Patrol arrests that wo
uldn't have been counted in prior administrations," said Rep. John Culberso
n, Texas Republican.
he Bush administration, deportations of those same people under Mr. Obama h
ad actually fallen, according to immigration analysts who have studied the
Does anyone know where I put my noise cancelling eyeglasses?
The correct term for what the OP is searching for is SNC - for Active
The non-electronic units can still be called "noise cancelling" but
they are Passive - or PNC devices. A real PNC has audio engineering
that traps certain frequencies while passing others. (and are nowhere
near as effective and user friendly as an ANC headset)
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