Has anyone used the Pinlock ear plugs?
I have had molded plugs for about 4 years and time for a change.
I have the exact same problem with the foam, they hurt after a while and I have to take them out for a bit at rest stops.I used foam plugs for years. Got molded plugs from going to Moto Shows. My first of these was great because the maker had the courage to make the thing deep, but I lost them. All the other molded plugs would "unstick" from the canal, usually on donning the helmet or within a couple minutes. I began to wear beanies pulled down over my ears to stop the helmet edge from moving the external ear and unsticking the plug. I'd even be able to pull up a shoulder and press a bit on the helmet to restick the plug in the canal.
So, foam worked but hurt my ear canal after so many hours, and molded plugs let in too much of the wrong kind of noise. Went to Costco audiologist--don't do ear plugs. Went to real audiologist inside a dermatology palace and she listened to my tale of noise woe very patiently. She ordered a deeply fitting but very short plug made by a lab from her mold kit. They have semi rigid stalks and have to pulled out of the canal as I can't get them with fingernails and I do carry tweezers in case of a problem. They fit very precisely, never hurt the canal, never become unstuck. About $180, roughly the same amount I had spent over the years on all the other solutions. I keep them in the supplied flat case, always in my ears or my tank bag. I know I will inevitably lose them but at least I know what to do then.
I figure none of you will go that far, and the vast majority don't have misshaped ear canals like me so you don't have a problem like mine. She was, however, my last resort and she hacked the mission wonderfully. Alexandra de Groot, AuD. With that wonderful name, she couldn't fail.
I wear an open face helmet and seriously don't find the wind noise a problem.:smile2: Having to put them in and take them out would just be so annoying to this lazy little black duck.Once you have spent the time with the plugs in, you'll make the time.
Makes a huge difference.