Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: plymouth, michigan
I only have the Hear-o's "rock n roll" earplugs - you know, those silicone things with the hard piece of plastic in the middle. I got em for when I'm playing with the band, for I usually stand next to the drummer and his crash cymbal. They are truly helpful for my ear health! I don't have tinnitus, and I don't intend on getting it.
In the past, I've always just jammed a rolled up dense chunk of toilet paper, or paper napkin in each ear, for some on-the-fly earplugs for long rides - the modicum of high frequency sound attenuation the densely packed paper fibers provide do have a noticeable benefit after a few hours in the saddle! As for the Hearo's, I've been using them occasionally for riding, when I manage to remember that I have em on me - that's the hard part! I can see how habit forming wearing earplugs can be, for I really like the quietness earplugs allow.
Now - what would be ideal, would be to have the dead quiet of an earplug, yet still be able to listen to some tunes. So far, I've yet to hear about anything that can do this double feat of magic.....
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Last edited by jokermtb; 11-13-2012 at 07:50 PM.