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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Earplugs for motorcycle riding

Do you guys wear earplugs?

I really need a pair because I was recently diagnosed with mild tinnitus and mild hyperacusis(noise sensitivity). Was not a fan of earplugs because I have narrow ear canals that makes wearing a pair painful and uncomfortable. Any recommendation or suggestion? Should I buy custom molded ones?

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+ for ear peace. Tried many and these are my favourite. I have tinnitus as well and I won't ride without plugs.

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I always wear earplugs. Regular foam plugs perform the best. I tried ear peace. They were a joke. Tried eargasm. Same. Simply not effective at blocking noise compared to foam. Far better than nothing, though. No helmet is quiet enough to negate the need for plugs. That said, poorly designed helmets are easily noisy enough to overcome the attenuation even effective plugs provide.

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I've been wearing ear plugs and muffs regularly for 30+ yrs. The ones I like best are 3M ear pod type.


That said, when riding I don't go without some music. I use Etymotic ear buds with ER38-14F ear buds. They squish like the foam type ear plugs.

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post #7 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 07:06 AM
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Tried ear peace, never used them on the bike again (N.R.R. is low 20's db iirc). I prefer "laser lite", you can usually get a whole container of them at your local hardware store for cheap, and they're rated for 32 db reduction. They're also a pretty soft foam and less irritating than other plugs i've tried.

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I've been using Howard Leight Max Lite, the green ones. They are for smaller ear canals. However, have heard nothing but good about Earpeace and waiting for them to arrive. I don't want 34db ones, something less. You can always trim a bit of the outer part off if you want a little less noise reduction. Much depends on your helmet and windshield.

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I use the 3m ear pods Russ recommended above, they are the best for me after trying many others. They were recommended by a friend who is a pilot and said that’s what most of them wear. Personally I cut the cord off including a portion of the stem so that they easily fit inside my helmet but leave enough stem to still grab it and push/spin it in, You can get them w/o a cord. Comfortable and work great, I bought an entire box of them from amazon for not much $$$.
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post #10 of 69 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 08:40 AM
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I wear the foam ear plugs, they work just fine for me. Every once in a while I forget them tho. Ive noticed that if I get my windshield adjusted just right I can get it pretty quiet (large after market Yamaha windscreen with Nolan helmet). If its hot out I need to have the windshield down & vent on top of helmet open & makes it pretty miserable.
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