Hearing protection for motorsports
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Many motorists are exposed to loud engines, crowd noise, and wind noise. Earasers help make you a better and safer rider with some added bonuses including:
Reducing rider fatigue. Arrive fresher than ever before.
Stay safe. Wind noise can be a stressor to your brain and may cause you to lose focus after just a short while of exposure.
Enjoy your music more. Earasers allow you to better hear music through your helmet or stereo.
Noise levels and hearing protection for motorsports.
The noise level on a motorcycle can vary widely depending on factors such as the type of motorcycle, speed, road conditions, and whether or not the motorcycle has a modified exhaust system. However, in general, motorcycles can be quite loud, and prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can potentially damage your hearing.
The noise produced by motorcycles can range from around 80 decibels (dB) for quieter models at idle to well over 100 dB or more when accelerating at high speeds. Wind noise while riding can also contribute to the overall noise exposure.
In many places, it is legal and advisable to wear hearing protection while riding a motorcycle. Here are some key points to consider:
- Legal Considerations: In most countries and states, it is legal to wear hearing protection while riding a motorcycle. In fact, wearing hearing protection can help reduce the risk of hearing damage caused by prolonged exposure to high levels of noise. However, the specific regulations regarding hearing protection may vary, so it's essential to check your local laws and regulations.
- Types of Hearing Protection: There are various types of hearing protection available for motorcyclists, including disposable foam earplugs, custom-molded earplugs, and noise-cancelling earphones designed for use with helmets. Earplugs with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) that adequately reduces motorcycle noise to safe levels are recommended.
- Safety Concerns: While wearing hearing protection is generally safe and advisable, it's essential to maintain situational awareness when riding. Choose hearing protection that allows you to hear important sounds such as sirens, horns, and other traffic cues. Some earplugs are designed to reduce harmful noise while still allowing you to hear important sounds.
- Proper Fit: Ensure that your hearing protection fits correctly and provides an effective seal in your ears. Properly fitted earplugs can provide consistent noise reduction, while poorly fitted ones may not be as effective.
- Regular Maintenance: If you use disposable earplugs, replace them regularly, as they can lose their effectiveness over time. Custom-molded earplugs and noise-cancelling systems should also be well-maintained.
- Regular Hearing Tests: Consider having regular hearing tests to monitor your hearing health, especially if you are exposed to high noise levels frequently.
In summary, motorcycle noise levels can reach levels that may harm your hearing over time, and it is generally legal and advisable to wear hearing protection while riding to reduce the risk of hearing damage. However, it's essential to choose the right type of hearing protection, maintain situational awareness, and comply with local laws and regulations regarding the use of hearing protection while operating a motorcycle.
*** Most states allow earplugs while riding if designed such that it will not impede a driver's ability to hear safety information.
Please check with your state on the laws in areas you travel. Earasers are safer than standard foam earplugs due to their clarity of sound, and extended bandwidth, and thus you will not miss important safety information. Earasers are the only flat frequency response earplug in the motorsports / racing market. Flat frequency response is well known in the sound and music industry to yield high quality and improved fidelity.