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Old 07-21-2013, 04:00 AM   #16
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I have found I could use them a few times. But like most foamies, they are designed to be disposable. They absorb moisture from the ear and become less effective.
Plus I am told, trying to reuse them too often can lead to ear infections because of the moisture build up. Fungal ?

So if I'm on a 5 day trip I'll carry 8 or 10 sets.
But I usually just use one set all day, in and out at fuel stops, then ditch them at the end of the day.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:45 AM   #17
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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.
A noise filter ? How does that work? Is it one of those electronic noise cancelling things .

Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll try to ring one of the distributors and ask which is the right type, cos as I mentioned I've had one good lot and a heap of far less effective ones and i can't tell the difference by looking at them.

I tried the silicon plugs but I must have screwed up the fitting because they never seemed to seal well.

BTW the components for the rather expensive silicon ear plugs are available from these companies and at a very small fraction of the rip off "ear plug' kit seller's prices.
http://www.amcsupplies.com.au/
http://www.dalchem.com.au/#2

Just ring them and explain the proposed use.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:32 AM   #18
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I've tried foam, silicone and wax ones but haven't looked back since getting a set of Earmolds at World supers in Feb earlier this year. As with anything it's horses for courses not everyone likes 'em but I love mine.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:52 AM   #19
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A noise filter ? How does that work? Is it one of those electronic noise cancelling things .

Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll try to ring one of the distributors and ask which is the right type, cos as I mentioned I've had one good lot and a heap of far less effective ones and i can't tell the difference by looking at them.

I tried the silicon plugs but I must have screwed up the fitting because they never seemed to seal well.

BTW the components for the rather expensive silicon ear plugs are available from these companies and at a very small fraction of the rip off "ear plug' kit seller's prices.
http://www.amcsupplies.com.au/
http://www.dalchem.com.au/#2

Just ring them and explain the proposed use.
Explanation of the filters here:-

http://noisebrakers.com/noise_braker...e_braker_works
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:18 AM   #20
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I swear by E.A.R Earsoft FX - they are rated SNR39, supposedly the highest rating you can get. They are very soft, so sometimes need a couple of goes to get them in snugly.

Wife prefers the Moldex Pura Fit 7700 (SNR34) - they are a much firmer foam, and I find them uncomfortable in the ear.

Both (and many others) available from the UK on ebay (most will ship to OZ). Heaps cheaper that I have been able to get them locally.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #21
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I use the foam ear plugs and discard them after a day of riding. I believe their effectiveness and comfort relies on inserting them correctly.

This link explains it: http://voices.yahoo.com/how-properly...s-5229773.html
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #22
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Tried all sorts of things. Got a strange shaped left ear canal. Stuff either doesn 't seal well enough or hurts.

These work best for me:

Pod Ear Plugs



Re-usable, washable. Last on average 15-20 riding days. Less than $2 a pair at one of the better stocked local work safety stores.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #23
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No matter which ear plugs i wear... After a couple if hours my right ear becomes agonisingly sore. A couple of doctors have had a look and have no idea why this happens.

Even with custom moulded plugs... in fact problem is worse with them!

Drives me nuts.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #24
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Very simple.

Buy the sample pack from earplugsuperstore.com. I bought 2. Then try out a bunch until you find the one that's best for your ears. Then buy a big box of those.

For me it was Moldex Softies, but everyone's ears are different.

The trial pack is totally the way to go.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #25
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Thanks Toad, I'll chase those up.

Cheers.

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Old 07-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #26
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Hate wearing ear plugs, they hurt the shit out of my ears after 30 mins or so, now i use a set of noise cancelling ear buds, they cut out 80% of noise and have them hooked up to the phone with music. They work on a single aaa batt which lasts for about 50 hours. Brand is phillips and $50 off flea bay.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:05 PM   #27
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Hate wearing ear plugs, they hurt the shit out of my ears after 30 mins or so, now i use a set of noise cancelling ear buds, they cut out 80% of noise and have them hooked up to the phone with music. They work on a single aaa batt which lasts for about 50 hours. Brand is phillips and $50 off flea bay.
Do you have any trouble fitting them inside your helmet ?
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #28
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I'm in the category of people who cant stand ear plugs.
My fix was to throw away the peak on my helmet, cut down the screens for bikes screen by 100mm and keep the standard exhaust.
I suppose it also helps that my DR rarely goes over 110 and usually just plugs along at 100 on highway and a bit slower on dirt depending on conditions.
I have taped the top of the visor for glare protection from rising and setting sun.
I also find the lower screen better for summer conditions, and ok for winter with thermals then fleece then cordura jacket.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #29
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Hate wearing ear plugs, they hurt the shit out of my ears
I've had foam ear plugs that did that to me... and I have one that don't hurt and stop lots of noise. You need to find ones that suit you ..

The ones that hurt were a tapered cone thing ... the ones I like are a hexagonal rod (no taper).

They all seam to have a speck of around 30dBa sound reduction, but it is very important that they fit.. if they don't you won't get anywhere near 30dBa. So don't worry about the speck, worry about the fit.

You can wash them (inside a pants pocket for example), dry them and reuse... I'd not use them wet, might promote problems.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #30
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Jelly Babies work alright, and you can eat them when you are finished



Ohh and that's not me. I use Howard Leight MAX plug when I do use any.
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