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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hi!

I really love to ride bikes but the problem is I have sensitive ears that are prone to tinnitus. Just bought a pair of noise reduction ear plugs/ear piece and they do not fit well in my ears. I'm planning to get new ones but I'm torn between these two brands:
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First one is a company that offers customized ear protection and the second one had good reviews online. The thing is...I think I have an uneven ear canal and I'm not sure if a pair of generic plugs would be very useful. I just hope you can help me decide what to buy.

P.S. I'm open to all your suggestions.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 06:47 AM
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Can you still perceive the environmental sounds with it?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 10:04 AM
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Yes. Those are filter style ear plugs. The filter out damaging sound waves not block sound waves (ie sticking your finger in your ear). I don't ride without earplugs ever. Never do they affect my ability to hear my surroundings.

OP... You want to find earplugs with soft filters vs hard filters as they fit under the helmet much more comfortable. I don't have experience with any of those brands, so can't comment. I use Alpine Earplugs (with the Race Filters) and they are great. I used to use Eytomotics but the hard filters became uncomfortable. Never had much luck with the DIY custom mold earplugs like in the first link but that's just me.

Earplugs are one of those things where you just got to buy them and test them out. They will be different for each person. I went through many trial and errors before ending on Alpine Earplugs.
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the best ear plugs (in my opinion) are Howard leight Max disposable ear plugs. with a NRR rating of 33. they're cheap as hell too. you can get 200 pair for $27.


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^ That's actually what I've been using as well.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 06:16 PM
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you can also get them just about anywhere. i've bought them at dollar general and the come with a plastic canister to put a pair in.
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