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Motorcycle hearing protection
on September 6, 2011
I bought these for hearing protection underneath my full-face motorcycle helmet. I had always thought that my HJC helmet was very quiet while riding, but some hearing strain after taking the helmet off convinced me to try some earplugs. I looked at reviews for several different brands and styles (loose earplugs, connected by lanyard), and decided on these because of the good review. I tried these on a 300 mile ride, and the difference in hearing strain was night and day. The wind noise traveling over the motorcycle windshield and around the helmet was significantly reduced, as was annoying tire howl. I truly value my hearing, and I will never ride without these earplugs ever again.
The only trouble with these plugs (and I assume for ear plugs in general) is the initial insertion. The learning curve with inserting these into the ear canal is quite high. The best way to insert is to:
- Compress the earplug by rolling between your hands
- Reach over your head with the opposing hand and pull the ear backwards and up (to help straighten the ear canal) and insert the plug into the ear in the direction of your nose.
It took me a few times on each side to get them inserted correctly, but subsequent uses have become faster and easier.
If you value your hearing, especially those people riding motorcycles, these earplugs are indispensable.