Date: 27-05-24  Time: 07:12 am

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SteveH41

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Re: Ear plugs/neck
« Reply #25 on: 14 October 2012, 09:21:03 am »
Dont forget that ear plugs are also rated to what db level they block the sound so you can pretty much fine tune how much you personally want to hear on your bike. At the moment I am using the oxford flo yellow ear plugs, 39db I think,not cheap but fit nice and block the right amount of noise.Can still hear the engine and the cagers but critically isolates the high pitch and damaging wind noise of riding. I cannot ride now without having them in, bike sounds like a tractor if I do. Someone also mentioned about the sensory deprivation aspect, it makes you look around more and use your mirrors.

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Re: Ear plugs/neck
« Reply #26 on: 14 October 2012, 11:11:46 am »
What i was refering to was, (In my case) sensory overload!  Basically the combination of the needing more concentration with increasing speed, , Can't do anything about your" speed induced" reduced periferal vision, So reducing the proportionally increasing racket has to be a good thing.
Earplugs extend the point where  my brain throws in the towel on the sensory loosing battle.
 

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Re: Ear plugs/neck
« Reply #27 on: 15 October 2012, 04:16:39 pm »
Never used ear plugs on a bike. Are they safe? Always thought it was important to use your ears as well as eyes when riding.


You can still use your ears when you're riding, all the plugs do is reduce the noise level by around 30db for a decent set, they don't block out sound entirely.

Given that a loud noise (over 85db or so) for an extended period can cause hearing damage and wind-blast around your helmet can get up to about 115db or more, a decent set of plugs is a really good idea.

Here's a good article on the subject.