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Old 05-03-2007, 07:38 PM   #21
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lol. when i study in the library i wear them.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:54 PM   #22
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My hearing is already screwed up.. so now my earplugs have a MP3 player at the other end of them...kills the wind noise
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:04 PM   #23
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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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That is called a temporary threshold shift... but your hearing goes back to that level. THat causes no permanat damage unless it is so lound that it damages the nerves in the ear. The Temp threshold shift is your ears way of protecting itself, but if it is too loud before that occurs then you get hearing damage
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:10 PM   #24
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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 already wrote some but needed to edit and time ran out so here is a little more info... OSHA allows someone to work in 85 dB for 8 hours. That basically says that will not damage your hearing. That changes exponentially, so you could ride 4 hours at 90 dB, 2 hours at 95dB, 1 hour at 100dB and so on. If you are exposed longer then that you risk hearing damage. The only way to measure that is with a dosimeter in the helmet as you ride.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:15 PM   #25
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I keep a set in my backpack for when I do.
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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.
THATS CAUSE YOUR ALREADY DEAF:laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6



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Old 05-03-2007, 08:21 PM   #27
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And to answer the original post. Yes I wear earplugs and No I dont wear them.
I forget to put them in sometimes..
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Windnoise can definitely hurt your hearing and if you wear music earphones you are making it worse because you are adding more sound to a noise loud enough to damage your ears.
That ringing in your ears is called tinitis, It will not get better and it will not go away once you have permanent damage. I have worked at the airport for, well a long time, and you really need to protect your ears. I have heard some stuff that is louder than most, and I wish I could make the ringing stop. Even for a few minutes would be nice.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:52 PM   #29
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I don't get on my bike without them... kinda like another piece of body armor. But for your ears.
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Also, on the track it can make you faster. What I mean by that is wind noise causes a false sense of speed. You knock that out and your concentration increases exponentially IMO...
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i have them but mostly i use them while in the Library/Home studying but i wasnt sure if it is a good idea to wear your earplugs while riding since ears plays the very important part in balancing and pressure equaliz-er(ing), and also i need to hear whats going on around me like tires squeking...honk,...etc. But well i think i need to Plug them Ears with Plugs!.
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and I wish I could make the ringing stop. Even for a few minutes would be nice.
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Ever been exposed to noise so loud that everything sounds muffled for a few days? My ears are now hypersensitive and ring constantly.
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:02 PM   #34
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if I am riding for a long time I will, I have a pair from the military that are flush in my ear so you cant feel them and the helmet does not move them around. You can but them at gun stores for like 18 bucks very nice set, but not sure what they are called, they are brown and yellow
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Always wear ear plugs, cuts fatigue big time.
I cannot stress how much ear plugs cut fatigue....especially on my bike:laughing6 My is LOUD.....I don't think it's D&D loud or annoying, but it is loud. I have a better feel for my surroundings when I have ear plugs in because it also makes me more alert....i.e. if you can't hear 100% (don't get me wrong, I hear everything I need to when I have them in ) then you tend to make up for it with another sense as in your eyes
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:41 PM   #36
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I didn't at first, but a couple of us were heading to Corpus Christi for an advanced MSF, and my chief told us to put them on. And ever sense that day, I always wear them. I find it a lot more enjoyable not having all that noise going through my helemet.
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:37 PM   #38
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Either plugs or the foam earbuds for my MP3
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yes.

started wearin them from the get go. now if I dont wear them, my ears ring. (especially since I gutted/chopped my exhaust)
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That is called a temporary threshold shift... but your hearing goes back to that level. THat causes no permanat damage unless it is so lound that it damages the nerves in the ear. The Temp threshold shift is your ears way of protecting itself, but if it is too loud before that occurs then you get hearing damage
, had no idea. Good to know, i just put on some headphones small enough to fit snug on my ears, i can bearly hear any wind. My helmet's a suomy vandals and its somewhat loud when going on the freeway.
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