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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 07:31 AM
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Well I am 65 and wear hearing aids. Damaged my hearing to the point of life style, and also brain issues (its true). Audiologist fixed me up. I always wear earplugs riding! Wind and exhaust noise can really degrade your hearing. Years of shooting, chain saws, racing snowmobiles, oil drilling rigs, etc damaged my ears.

Best plugs I have ever found are these: comfortable, custom fit, great noise block, worth every dime: got them custom fit at COTA in April. They have a mail in kit also.

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I'll happily weigh in on this one as it is so important.

Always wear hearing protection. The best you can afford.

The simple things are sometimes the best. Disposable foam ear plugs work well, are easily transportable, require no special care...and you can carry many of them to help your riding buds out.

I carry a bag with 50 or so pairs when I go to a meet and I cary at least 10 pairs with me everywhere I ride. I just stick 'em in my jacket pocket and hand them out like candy to my riding friends.

I've worked around turbines and electrical industry my whole life and the value of a simple earplug is priceless.

Look at the data on the package and you will see the noise attenuation rating. Get the highest you can find.

Now, the thing you will notice....after you get over the nonsense of "I won't be able to hear"...is that your hearing is more focused on what you need to hear. Ambient noise is reduced as are specific ear damaging frequencies of noise. For instance, you will be able to hear your engine, but less exhaust; you will be able to hear the siren, but not the rumble of a truck; you will be able to think more clearly because the howl of the wind is gone...and you will be more relaxed.

Ride with hearing protection.

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Here is just one of many threads on the subject: https://www.mvagusta.net/forum/29-le...ear-plugs.html

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I'll happily weigh in on this one as it is so important.

Always wear hearing protection. The best you can afford.

The simple things are sometimes the best. Disposable foam ear plugs work well, are easily transportable, require no special care...and you can carry many of them to help your riding buds out.

I carry a bag with 50 or so pairs when I go to a meet and I cary at least 10 pairs with me everywhere I ride. I just stick 'em in my jacket pocket and hand them out like candy to my riding friends.

I've worked around turbines and electrical industry my whole life and the value of a simple earplug is priceless.

Look at the data on the package and you will see the noise attenuation rating. Get the highest you can find.

Now, the thing you will notice....after you get over the nonsense of "I won't be able to hear"...is that your hearing is more focused on what you need to hear. Ambient noise is reduced as are specific ear damaging frequencies of noise. For instance, you will be able to hear your engine, but less exhaust; you will be able to hear the siren, but not the rumble of a truck; you will be able to think more clearly because the howl of the wind is gone...and you will be more relaxed.

Ride with hearing protection.
this statement is so true worked as a wood machinist for 32 years and now got noise induced hearing lose tinnitus is just part of the problems you will face
in later life i am 58 and avoid loud places wear the protection, this problem creeps up on you the older you get then the damage is done you have been warned from someone who is living with it .
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I even use them while TIG welding .......hate the noise the fan on the machine makes
Need to find a picture....me at Laguna Seca for the vintage car races......I'm wearing plugs AND muffs
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I wear hearing aids..... I never wore ear plugs in my youth....loud rock 'n roll and open pipe race bikes.... What did I know????

Now I know.

I used to be fast....now I just dream about it.
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I have tinnitus as well. Yay I don't feel alone. I found using a Schuberth helmet (S2 in my case) helps quite a bit with keeping the noise down. Very quiet helmet. No plugs unless it's a long ride.

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@NM-1: You are kidding yourself. Is it worth your hearing?

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I have tinnitus as well. Yay I don't feel alone. I found using a Schuberth helmet (S2 in my case) helps quite a bit with keeping the noise down. Very quiet helmet. No plugs unless it's a long ride.
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I always wear ear plugs (which means every day because I commute on my Brutale). I actually am uncomfortable when I've tried to even take a short ride without them.


I have used Hearos Extreme, 32 DB NRR pretty much since I started riding 20 years ago. Buy them in bulk from Walgreens here in the states. Love them, very comfortable even on really long rides. Use them when I'm doing woodworking, too!
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