[nabs-l] Winter Ear Protection

Marty Rahn marty.rahn at juno.com
Wed Dec 17 06:53:06 UTC 2008


Arielle,
The best way I've found for dealing with this issue is to get a knitted 
stocking cap that you can pull down over your ears.  They don't seem to 
block out as much sound as ear muffs or hoods do.  HTH.
Marty Rahn
President, Colorado Association of Blind Students
Vice President, National Federation of the Blind of Colorado (Greeley 
Chapter)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arielle Silverman" <arielle71 at gmail.com>
To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 8:34 PM
Subject: [nabs-l] Winter Ear Protection


> Hello all,
>
> This year I moved to Boulder, CO, after spending my entire life living
> in Phoenix, Arizona where the coldest winter days get down to 40
> degrees. I've been learning a lot over the past few weeks about
> traveling in the cold and snow and have actually found it to be a lot
> less daunting than I expected! The only thing I haven't quite figured
> out yet is how to keep my ears warm without losing too much
> environmental sound. When traffic sounds are already muffled by snow I
> want to be able to hear as much of what remains as I can for good
> orientation, but I also don't want to freeze my ears off!
>
> Suggestions?
> Arielle
>
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