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Billy.Whizz
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Hearing protection

Is there a prefered type of hearing protection used by the general membership? i.e. the sponge ear plugs or the ear defender type.

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I have a box of the disposable sponge type on the wall of the garage.

I also own some ear defenders which the kids use, but I prefer the sponge type as you can wear them inside a helmet or hat more easily.

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I started with earplugs but on trips found them irritating after a few days. I've swapped to Peltor Optime (2? - the green ones) ear defenders with intercoms installed and much prefer these. My ears can get hot, but the headset keeps my cap on Smile
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Search for musicians' earplugs ER-20. They come in 2 sizes depending on the size of your ear canal. Work well with or without helmet. Just my 2pm worth 

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Another vote for the ER20 ear plugs from Etymotic...

The L7C did a bulk buy of the Etymotics a few years back... they're awesome for when the weather is just too hot to use my Peltors linked to my Autocom.

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Custom fit: https://acscustom.com/uk/products/hearing-protection/pro-series/pro-27

Anything else tend to need readjusting periodically or gets painful after a couple of hours. I can wear those for 8 hours over a day with no discomfort.

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I have a box of disposables as well.   I use them when I don't need any communications.  If I need communications I use a Sena TuffTalk.   

Whatever solution you go with you should carry some disposables, and know how to fit them for the occasional passenger ride.  

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I've used these Howard Leight Max earplugs for years.  Cheap and very effective, but a nuisance when having to remove/replace them when stopping at, say, petrol stations.

Recently, I've been using a pair of 3M Peltor X5A ear defenders.  These are effective but less so than the Max, and can prove awkward when looking left at junctions as they tend to knock against the roll-bar.  But they have the great advantages of holding on my cap, and of being easy to remove and replace.  I'm told you can aslo fit an intercom earpiece, but I've not explored that.

JV

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Thanks guys, I'll get both types then I'm covered for all journeys. New car ready April 2021, I'm starting to get stuff together before then like footwear & gloves etc.

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Custom moulded ones are even better, but will come at a price. My ear phones have custom made ear plugs
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Just leave the wife at home ,,,listen to the sweet sound of a screaming engine 

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