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Old 05-03-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Do you wear earplugs?

I had not been wearing them when i got back into the 2 wheeled world a couple years ago, the windnoise was quite loud and was discouraging me from riding, as i have already lost some hearing due to years of loud music and hundreds of rock concerts(shoulda listened to my dad).

i bought a set of custom made earplugs at a gunshow, at first i didnt like wearing them while riding, but i gave them another chance and now i wouldnt ride without them.
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
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I keep a set in my backpack for when I do.
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same as above. I have a set that stays in my "trunk" but i tend to not use them when its hot. I need to get some custom ones, mine are the POS foam ones and after ~30 miles my ear canals hurt
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I have been trying to get in the habit
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:18 PM   #5
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nope. never had problems.. my new M2R helmet seals very well. sounds like im in a big empty room when i put it on.. cant hardly hear my bike.
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my new M2R helmet .


ok, dumb question. is M2R a brand or a make of helmet. i have a shoei x-11 and its noisy as . i would love a quieter helmet.
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Can you actually lose hearing from wind noise in your helmet?
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you better believe it, esp. if its as loud as what i was hearing before getting plugs. of course it will not happen overnight, and would require regular riding w/out earplugs.

as i already said, i have lost some hearing due to years of loud music. i am 41, not 75. if i had it to do over again, i would have turned down the music a notch or two.
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i always ride w/ ear plugs. What are the your custom plugs made of and how much did they cost?
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Interesting...I didnt know you can lose hearing just from wind noise. My Arai helmet keeps noise away pretty good.
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I don't ride with them.

I have found that getting thicker cheek pads in my Arai helped kill a lot more sound. Old ones were getting thin from years of use. Also, if you wear a helmet that's a little too big, you get more wind noise.
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I don't ride with them.

I have found that getting thicker cheek pads in my Arai helped kill a lot more sound. Old ones were getting thin from years of use. Also, if you wear a helmet that's a little too big, you get more wind noise.
yea I had my helmet for 3 years and its not as good keeping noise out as it use to. I need new pads too.
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Interesting...I didnt know you can lose hearing just from wind noise. My Arai helmet keeps noise away pretty good.
any constant loud noise can cause hearing loss. If u are looking to get ear plugs look for the greatest decible reduction rating ones, of course comfy or u just won't wear them.
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what u can do. say put a mark on your garage floor stand on it and have friend lower a radio till u can barely hear it. they go for a brisk ride for an half hour or so then return and stand on same spot and see if u can still hear the music. bet not.
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i wear some sony headphones that reduce sounds by like 50%. reason i wear it because i need to listen to my radar
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i really couldnt tell you what they are made of, i paid $60 for them.

a different guy was there selling some for $120, i doubt they were twice as good for twice the cost.
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they make some ear plugs that are very soft and work great. they have them at academy, they are bright orange.

I wear them sometimes, I am trying to get more in the habit since i got a cruiser.

I HEAR the whole rock concert thing. I went to a Godsmack concert in August of last year, I had pit tix. It took about a week for the loud ringing to go away, and I sware to this day my ears still have a slight ring in them. The ring is not to bad but it was not there before I went to that concert. Godsmack is coming again, and I will be there, but with ear plugs this time.

Any loud noise is damaging to your ears. Damage does not heal. One gun shot is damaging, you will not notice it, but shoot all the time with out ear plugs and you will notice it.
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