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Communicating When You Can’t Hear

Anyone who has worked on a construction site will know that it can get loud. Really loud.

Between tool noises, sounds of materials being moved, the crunch of boots on gravel, vehicles entering or exiting the lot, nearby road traffic and any number of other noise sources, hearing the person three feet in front of you can be nearly impossible. Heavy equipment like excavators or cement mixers are often so loud that you can barely hear yourself think, especially if you are wearing the recommended level of hearing protection.

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