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What type of hearing protection do you use?

I currently use Eargasm silicon reusable earplugs which have a NRR of 21dB. With my new V&H Full exhaust system, a better hearing protection is needed for longer highway trips. Does anyone have any preferences for hearing protection?

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Timely topic.

I've used nonoise motorsport plugs for a few years now & really like them. Easy to put in/take out, no hard bits that catch the helmet, comfortable, cleanable, small storage case.

https://www.nonoise-earplugs.com/nonoise-motorsport-en.html (Revzilla sells them)

NRR is 29.6 db

 

3 days ago I ride 1.5 hours on the highway. Forgot my nonoise plugs so grabbed some cheap foamies from Walgreens:

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-foam-earplugs/ID=prod6384523-product?ext=gooPersonal+Care+-+SSCPersonal+Care___online&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjw2bmLBhBREiwAZ6ugo_1CWQKOff2MEac0KYhvJMUshRpzFox4OfGBmyGFikUEOaDIHZ3mghoCoEEQAvD_BwE

NRR is 32. They did not perform well. Or maybe they performed too well? They blocked too much. It felt like I had my head under water the whole way home.

 

I'm not sure if its because the foams have a higher (too high?) NRR?

Or is the nonoise marketing true? ("specially tuned for motorsports. These ear plugs effectively filter out dangerous levels of wind noise and road noise. Telephone, navigation, music and intercom remain clearly audible, without a ‘blocked ears’ (occlusion) effect.")

 

 I don't know. But I know the foams made me love my nonoise even more.

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