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    Looking for recommendations on hearing hearing protection. Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeard View Post
    Looking for recommendations on hearing hearing protection. Thanks in advance
    Wish I could tell ya, but from what I remember before the sticker fell off these were -28db foam earplugs.
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    In an emergency, a pair of filter tips from cigs work pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeard View Post
    Looking for recommendations on hearing hearing protection. Thanks in advance
    BlueBeard,

    I sell earplugs. When you say recommendation, it is best if we know what environment you are going to be in, to know what level ear plugs you would need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLenny View Post
    BlueBeard,

    I sell earplugs. When you say recommendation, it is best if we know what environment you are going to be in, to know what level ear plugs you would need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeard View Post
    looking for something to wear when I
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    Something that would be comfy while wearing a helmet
    All of the foam type earplugs are too long and just get swept out of your ears when you slide the helmet on. I've found that the common yellow foam type earplugs (like these: https://www.esafetysupplies.com/coll...lugs-200-pr-bx) work quite good if you cut them in half. That makes them short enough to stay in your ear as the helmet slides on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zagger View Post
    All of the foam type earplugs are too long and just get swept out of your ears when you slide the helmet on.
    Those that I showed aren't too long. You compress them and insert them all the way into your ear. Heck... on me, if I push hard enough I can get one on one side to touch the other on the other side and meet in the center.

    Here they are. -30db
    https://www.esafetysupplies.com/coll...0-pair-per-box
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    Bluebeard,

    I've tried all types of earplugs over the years, my current favorite for riding is the soft silicone plugs, like Mack's Pillow Softs. You can find them a little cheaper if you go with a house brand, like Walgreen's. The noise reduction is a little less than foam, but they are very comfortable, and won't interfere with your helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Du-Rron View Post
    Those that I showed aren't too long. You compress them and insert them all the way into your ear. Heck... on me, if I push hard enough I can get one on one side to touch the other on the other side and meet in the center.

    Here they are. -30db
    https://www.esafetysupplies.com/coll...0-pair-per-box

    Well, I've never had much luck keeping standard ear plugs in my ear while I'm putting on a helmet. I just avoid the whole problem by using ear buds connected to my Garmin GPS with music recorded. It does take some looking to find ear buds which don't fall out when you put on a helmet. They must have a small body size and NOT have an extended plastic thing where the wire goes in. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-EX33...et+little+buds
    Unfortunately, this particular design was discontinued and the prices on Amazon are completely crazy. Probably something else is out there if you look hard enough. I'm currently using a pair made by Skull Candy but I don't see them on their website anymore.
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    Ummm, maybe some quieter mufflers???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongobobny View Post
    Ummm, maybe some quieter mufflers???
    Wind noise is my problem. Some engine noise, but the constant eardrum buffeting from the wind isn't very pleasant.
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    I have always worn a product from these guys. They are passive,have different size tips, are easy to clean, work very well and sound very good. The price is right as well.

    I use the foam non-speaker types (cheap) and can still hear the helmet speakers, but prefer the ear buds.

    Caveat: I don't know this particular model. Both of my ear buds are an older generation....so I don't know how far they stick out once properly inserted. If at all. My old ones will both sit snug next to my ear, making putting on the helmet easy with comfort for long day use. There are times though, when I don't get them in just right and after a while, I'll get pressure that will begin to hurt after an hour or so....by then, I stop, refuel, rest and put them back in better.

    I can't say enough about this company and it's service. Just wish they made motorcycle specific ear buds.

    https://www.etymotic.com/consumer/earphones/mc5.html

    This other company I haven't tried but there product is cheaper and you self-mold them to your ears with their material. It looks like they can be made by each person in a way that they would fit well and not protrude. I'm going to try them soon since my Etymotics are now over 10 years old!

    http://earfuze.com/

    They make them for sports so maybe these would be better. Don't know about durability though. Be worth a shot, for sure!

    Hope this helps...

    ADD: Mine are the Etymotic ER-6i. If you can find a pair..they are the best..

    https://www.cultofmac.com/97595/etym...status-review/

    UPDATE:
    leroy had a link in his post below that led me to these:

    http://www.aerostich.com/clothing/vi...-ear-plug.html

    Says they are for helmet use. I ordered a pair. See how they work....
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    We had some of these given to us for attending the VR International out at The Dalles in Oregon back in '14.. I don't use ear plugs but Tippy absolutely LOVES these!! They are not the type that squeeze down and go into the ear canal = they sit side ways in the ear = she NEVER rides without them, has never had a problem with em coming out if wearing a helmet and, according to her = nothing filters out wind noise like these things!! That said = they come highly endorsed from someone who spends a LOT of time in the passenger seat where wind buffeting can be the worst!!

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    I have a couple sets I use. I bought a pair of foam ear buds for the wife when we had the Venture. One pair I use a bunch are a pair of Sony ear buds. It does take a bit to get used to fitting helmet without knocking them out. The others are molded ear buds I had for my radio @ work. I dont use those a lot as I guess Im afraid they will knock out to much side noise. Ear foams I think is one of the companies that makes them. Also if you want I think I have an adapter you can plug in so you can use earbuds along with a regular headset on the RSV.
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    Switch to a 3/4 or full helmet?? I wear a full face mostly because of a friend who went down in the '70s on a freshly oiled road. He told me, as he was sliding, he watched the face shield peal off and thought "That could have been my face..."

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