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View Poll Results: When do you use earplugs and what kind
Always 94 44.55%
Only on long rides (over an hour or so) 71 33.65%
Never 33 15.64%
Disposable Foam 90 42.65%
Reuseable 41 19.43%
Custom Fitted 14 6.64%
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post #1 of 50 Old 04-23-2008, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Who wears earplugs?

I just received my new RoadRUNNER magazine and there's an interesting article on hearing protection. I wear earplugs when I'm out for a long ride but not generally on my 30 minute commute. That appears to be in line with the article recommendations. What is your experience?

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post #2 of 50 Old 04-23-2008, 09:27 PM
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I wear earplugs or well sealing earbuds for trips over a half hour.

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post #3 of 50 Old 04-23-2008, 09:31 PM
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I wear them on most of my long rides. I sometimes forget.
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post #5 of 50 Old 04-23-2008, 09:45 PM
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Any time I'll be on the highway more than 5 minutes, even if it's just going across town.

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Too much hearing damage already (guns, rock concerts and headphones). I wear the custom fit "Big Ear" plugs 100% of the time. They cost me about $75 at the motorcycle show this past winter.


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post #7 of 50 Old 04-23-2008, 09:55 PM
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Always. I already have a high frequency hearing loss from running with the windows down, riding in noisy military helicopters & hunting without ear plugs. I really don't want to lose any more so I wear plugs every time I ride.

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I'm wearing foam disposables and they fight fatigue are cheap and don't impair hearing.I think they help.I will try a set of moldable ones from wally world but I am gonna make holes for my Sony in ear speakers.
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I never do. They hurt my ears and I cant deal with the vacuum feeling they create on my ear drum. I have tried to wear them but just cant deal with it.

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I always wear disposable foam earplugs. I also have some custom molded ones that I have never really used. I little tough to get in and out and are uncomfortable. I suppose I could get use to them if I tried but for me the foam are easier to use.

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