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post #31 of 42 Old 05-12-2017, 08:48 AM
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I worked loading planes at an airport for a few years, the engine noise and wind definitely promote hearing loss, the same as on a motorcycle.

Maybe you hear worse without them.

"Another common problem of riding a motorcycle is called Temporary Threshold Shift (TTS). This happens when excessive noise exposure drops your actual hearing pattern to a lower level temporarily causing you to hear less than you did before the noise exposure."

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post #32 of 42 Old 05-12-2017, 09:02 AM
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I worked loading planes at an airport for a few years, the engine noise and wind definitely promote hearing loss, the same as on a motorcycle.
I too have been working around various aircraft for years. Those APU's are LOUD AF and will cause some serious permanent hearing loss.

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Since this thread popped up again, I should mention that I finally tried out the custom-molded ear plugs I got over the winter at the track. Totally hated it. I did like 3 laps only and came back in to get rid of them, and then went back out. I couldn't focus while having them in my ears, especially since they felt a bit different. My helmet is a pretty snug fit and as soon as I put it on, the one on the left side moved out a bit.

It also hurt more when taking my helmet off with the ear plugs in. I guess they're just not for me and I'll deal with the noise. The wind noise never really bothered me, but maybe it's because I'm so used to it.

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Still have not remembered ear plugs on one ride yet. Eventually.
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Still have not remembered ear plugs on one ride yet. Eventually.

I wear earplugs. How important is it to me?

I have five different riding jackets, three types of riding pants. With that said, I always keep a pair of earplugs in a pocket of each garment, plus yet another 'backup' pair in a Ziploc bag under the pillion seat of the Zed. It really is that critical.

As an aside, I have worn earplugs for the past 40-yr whenever I practice/perform playing a guitar whenever there's an amplifier involved.

With all the machinery I've been around, loud guitars, and motorbikes over the years, I credit my dad for making us wear earplugs. I actually have fairly good hearing for a 50-yr old guy.
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Good for you! Well done. I made all the bad decisions, I didn't worry much and I didn't protect my ears until a few years ago. I suffer from tinnitus now.
Fair warning to everyone: you really don't want this little bastard inside your ears and head nonstop 24/7, this demon can drive you nuts. Believe me.
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I am another tinnitus sufferer. I was a carpenter for 20 years and didn't protect my hearing very well. I can hang with the tinnitus but if you think you can't , you had better heed the warning given. Use earplugs young bucks. The disease is REAL.
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On a more positive note; many times I do not want to hear people say the things that they do.
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I have custom molded level 3 earplugs.

got them made at work, for when we are in the turbine hall. They have the highest available rating. common misconception with these earplugs is that you wont be able to hear anything while wearing. that isn't the case, these have filters built into the plug itself that block out the frequencies that damage your hearing but allow other non damaging frequencies through.

I can actually hear perfectly fine while wearing them, they remove the drone from the exhaust but i can actually hear the engine and bike better because this along with wind noise has been removed.
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Those sound pretty neat.
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Ototoxic medications are another serious and important problem to be aware of.
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Comes up in all the ear plug threads at some point, but didn't see it in here yet: Radiens custom molded ear plugs are pretty awesome for the price!

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