Ear plugs and hearing .

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Sibbo, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Fast FOG

    Fast FOG Adventurer

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  2. DonQx

    DonQx Bikeless & gone walking

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    Tried all sorts of things. Got a strange shaped left ear canal. Stuff either doesn 't seal well enough or hurts.

    These work best for me:

    Pod Ear Plugs

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    Re-usable, washable. Last on average 15-20 riding days. Less than $2 a pair at one of the better stocked local work safety stores.
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  3. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    No matter which ear plugs i wear... After a couple if hours my right ear becomes agonisingly sore. A couple of doctors have had a look and have no idea why this happens.

    Even with custom moulded plugs... in fact problem is worse with them!

    Drives me nuts.
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  4. lurkie

    lurkie Sofa king we todded

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    Very simple.

    Buy the sample pack from earplugsuperstore.com. I bought 2. Then try out a bunch until you find the one that's best for your ears. Then buy a big box of those.

    For me it was Moldex Softies, but everyone's ears are different.

    The trial pack is totally the way to go.
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  5. Sibbo

    Sibbo Been here awhile

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    Thanks Toad, I'll chase those up.

    Cheers.
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  6. jollyrodger2005

    jollyrodger2005 DIRTY OLD MAN

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    Hate wearing ear plugs, they hurt the shit out of my ears after 30 mins or so, now i use a set of noise cancelling ear buds, they cut out 80% of noise and have them hooked up to the phone with music. They work on a single aaa batt which lasts for about 50 hours. Brand is phillips and $50 off flea bay.:clap
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  7. Sibbo

    Sibbo Been here awhile

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    Do you have any trouble fitting them inside your helmet ?
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  8. Portly

    Portly Plodder

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    I'm in the category of people who cant stand ear plugs.
    My fix was to throw away the peak on my helmet, cut down the screens for bikes screen by 100mm and keep the standard exhaust.
    I suppose it also helps that my DR rarely goes over 110 and usually just plugs along at 100 on highway and a bit slower on dirt depending on conditions.
    I have taped the top of the visor for glare protection from rising and setting sun.
    I also find the lower screen better for summer conditions, and ok for winter with thermals then fleece then cordura jacket.
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  9. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    I've had foam ear plugs that did that to me... and I have one that don't hurt and stop lots of noise. You need to find ones that suit you ..

    The ones that hurt were a tapered cone thing ... the ones I like are a hexagonal rod (no taper).

    They all seam to have a speck of around 30dBa sound reduction, but it is very important that they fit.. if they don't you won't get anywhere near 30dBa. So don't worry about the speck, worry about the fit.

    You can wash them (inside a pants pocket for example), dry them and reuse... I'd not use them wet, might promote problems.
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  10. Rumble

    Rumble Long timer

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    Jelly Babies work alright, and you can eat them when you are finished :D

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    Ohh and that's not me. :eek1 I use Howard Leight MAX plug when I do use any.
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  11. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    Benny Hill air plugs work for me, so this is what I do,
    Just stick your finger in your ear and sing tinga linga loo. :lol3.
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  12. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Highly paid idiot

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    Uvex x-fit rated AS 26dB class 5 which is good for up to 110dB. Plugs that claim 34dB are rating then using Euro standards.
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  13. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Not the Messiah

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    I use the Earmold silicon thingies. Had them for 5 or 6 years and still going well.

    I can't use the disposables, I have one ear 'ole which is kinda narrow and no matter how much they're rolled and squeezed they won't stay in. PITA at building sites and industrial places where the rabid OH&S plonkers won't let you in without them...The Earmolds stay in the right pocket of my riding jacket so's I know where the buggers are......
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  14. upsidedowngreg

    upsidedowngreg Gravel Surfer

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    I've tried Earmolds but didn't like them. I could never get them to seal properly for any length of time in my greasy ears.. Now use Howard Leighton Laser lites and use 2 or 3 pairs a day, depending on how many times I stop and take them out, they don't seal as well the 2nd time. these are the most comfortable disposable ones I have tried.
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  15. Sibbo

    Sibbo Been here awhile

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