You are using quality hearing protection, please tell me that you are!
If not, you will become like me (and others) that say huh?, what? and "I didn't catch that" very frequently. Not to mention the constant ringing of tinnitus. Get 2 or 3 loud computer fans and put them next to you head for a week and see how you like it. That's what we put up with 7/24 for life.
You would have to set off a freak'n nuke for me to tell "louder" with the hearing protection I use. And that's mandatory or I fear what's left of my hearing will be gone.