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Old 07-20-2013, 11:24 PM   #1
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Ear plugs and hearing .

I've started to need them but I'm yet to find a type that works well... except one lot I bought from a chemist and they were great, brilliant ! But of course I lost the pack so didn't know what the bloody things were and the chemist had sold out and had no idea !

So, suggestions of the right brand , grade, colour please !! It's all about wind noise inside my helmet .. but you knew that .
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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I got the moldex pura fit based on this review - they stay in better then others i have tried

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/earplugs/
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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ear plugs

Industrial. I get them from work by the box full. I will check out the decibel rating tomorrow.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:33 AM   #4
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Thanks Rider, the brand too please.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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I just use these.

Get them from work.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:44 AM   #6
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I got the custom moulded jobbies made for me while at the MotoGP a few years back, Earmold is the company name from memory.
They cost a few bucks, but they are still as good as the day I got them, and they work an absolute treat. I also used them when I was doing shiftwork, slept with them in through the day, very effective.
I did baulk a bit at the initial cost, but as with most things you gets what you pays for, and I haven't regretted the outlay.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:48 AM   #7
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ive paid the bucks for several custom sets

always end up back with the moldex sparkplug cordless jobbies.

most reliable for a good seal ive found. a poor seal is worse than no plug at all
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:23 AM   #8
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I spent the money for a pair of the Earmold ones a few years ago but find I like the little foam ones better. They're more convenient & quicker to put in & out and I don't notice 'em when they are in. I always stuck to the E.A.R. brand for years but now just use whatever I find for free from work sites.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:28 AM   #9
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I got some custom silicone ear plug with a noise filter in them. They are the most comfortable ear plugs I have ever worn. I can wear them all day even tried sleeping with them in. Best sleep ever...although my wife didn't like it. she could wake me up when I was snoring. I'm an auto mechanic, so I do wear them all the time. With the filter you can still talk to people, but the filter cuts out harsh noise. wish I bought them sooner.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:35 AM   #10
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Have a look at the online blackwoods cataloge,lots of earplugs
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:07 AM   #11
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I've got the Earmold ones & love them.
I can't use the generic ones for any length of time without irritation.

But like Charlie Boorman, they don't suit everybody.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:14 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by marlboroughlad View Post
ive paid the bucks for several custom sets

always end up back with the moldex sparkplug cordless jobbies.

most reliable for a good seal ive found. a poor seal is worse than no plug at all
Sparkplugs.

I buy them by the box load. Around $50 for 200 from memory.
Fresh pair in each day I'm on a road trip. A few spares if I have to share a room with snorers.

Edit: a while back I tried a set of custom moulded ones, made in Fremantle. They did not work as well as the foam disposable ones.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:22 AM   #13
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Sparkplugs.

I buy them by the box load. Around $50 for 200 from memory.
Fresh pair in each day I'm on a road trip.
me too.

1 shot disposables.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:39 AM   #14
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Sparkplugs

I've just started using the sparkplugs and find them great, but I only seem to get a good seal once on the initial use.
The laserlites I was using could be used a few times with a good seal.

Are the Sparkplugs a one time use only or am I doing it wrong ?
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:58 AM   #15
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I've just started using the sparkplugs and find them great, but I only seem to get a good seal once on the initial use.
The laserlites I was using could be used a few times with a good seal.

Are the Sparkplugs a one time use only or am I doing it wrong ?
i roll them slowly to avoid creases, they compact better when cold, pull the top of my ear out to straighten the canal, and like most things, slide in better when wet.
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