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Seattle's noise makes it tough to hear for not just opposing offenses but the home team, too

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    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll speaks at an NFL football news conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks are to play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

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    Seattle Seahawks' Chris Maragos (42) and Richard Sherman run through a drill at an NFL football practice Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks are to play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (The Associated Press)

At least once per home game it seems like the voices inside Bobby Wagner's helmet go silent.

Gone are the voices that relay plays from the sideline to the Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker through a small speaker implanted inside his helmet. And it's not because Wagner's coaches aren't trying.

He simply cannot hear what they are saying, overwhelmed by the noise coming from his home fans.

Everyone knows about the noise that cascades upon visiting teams from the fans at CenturyLink Field and the difficulty all that sound creates. But there is a flip side. It makes it kind of hard for the home team to communicate on defense.

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