There is a reason for the many rules against noise pollution. At the end of the day nobody wants to go deaf thanks to excessively loud noises.
When working with and around firearms, one cannot escape loud bangs and booms. But one can protect one's ears from the negative effects of loud explosions. That is where hearing protection becomes so very important.
One site that provides some useful information about hearing protection and hearing protection products is Fort Liberty. Check out the site, and learn how to protect your hearing from preventable damage.