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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 2009, 10:22 pm Thread Starter
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I'm not going to loose my hearing/ EARPLUG IDEAS

I need some help with ear plugs. I'm always wearing something, but have not found something great for riding.
I have been using straight forward disposable plugs for my interstate rides.
I've been using these for music, and the gym
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These for long highway rides, and in bed in NYC
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And these for mixed or city driving, and the shooting range
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I don't like to wear foam ear plugs in NYC because the cabby's drive like maniacs, but I need something. When I hop on the FDR or the west side highway I'm hitting a pretty good clip, and the wind noise becomes significant.

What do you guys use, and what do you think might work for me?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 8:14 am
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I've got custom fitted earplugs and in-ear speakers from Big Ear and they're great. I can hear my ipod easily when using the speakers and the earplugs work great at blocking wind noise. I use the speakers most often because I have my music playing when I ride, but for short trips I usually just use the earplugs.
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I use the custom speakers molded from "now hear this". I now use them on airplanes with my ipod or the airplanes movie/music channel. Cuts all the wind and engine noise. Best investment for $220.00

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I've had good luck with these folks:

http://www.sensaphonics.com/about.html

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Sensaphonics is a good company. I have a set (for aviation).

I also dropped a pile of money on Ultimate Ears custom molded headphones. I'm glad I spent the money. Great sound quality at a much much lower volume, while blocking road noise.
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Custom fitted are the best, once you try them, and see how different they can be in size from one ear to the other........Expensive but worth every penny!
I have to sleep over a generator at work on a ship, akin as sleeping on the hood of an idling tractor.
I've tried everything else I could put my hands on over 20 years......bought some custon fitted and Wow! I should have done that many years ago, I almost failed my last hearing test!
And most of the cheap ones will irritate your ear canal, eventually giving you that very unpleasant infection called " Swimmer's Ear" (Otitis externa)

And BTW they are great for riding, they have a somewhat large external area, NO wind noises whatsoever.

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I know this is an old thread but I was intrigued at first because I also use earplugs even though their basically illegal to use while driving any vehicle. I play for an experimental metal band and I've had some trouble with my ears a few months ago.
is what I use in band rehearsals and also while riding my bike. It's actually worth every penny because I use them whenever I need to. Here's the link to their website if you wanna check their other products out. https://www.bigearinc.com/

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Woah! Good to see that people here also use the same brand I use. I've been using my Big Ear custom motorcycle earplugs for about 2 years now. All I can say is that they are worth every buck and they are the best I've had.
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