Electronic whistles might be great thing to try. I bought a new style Fox-40 last year and that whistle is so loud,it takes away years of wearing ear plugs at work in a very noisy environment.That's TBD at this point. I've been in contact with guys from all over the country and I don't think any state has decided exactly what to do.
The NFHS phasn't even finalized its recommendations and we're probably a few weeks away from that.
If it plays out that we have to wear them to work football, then I'll wear one. There's a lot of equpment we have to wear, I guess that would just be one more. No idea if guys wil opt out of officiiating because of a requirement to wear one, if it comes about.
The market for electronic whistles is booming. I didn't know they existed until a couple months ago. I might get one just because I hate blowing my whistle anyway because I have tinnitus in my left ear.