Aside from drowning-out a nagging spouse, earplugs are a great habit to get into. Riding without them will eventually damage your hearing; wind noise also causes fatigue and stops you hearing what your engine is doing. Here are three types of earplugs to try.
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Foam earplugs come in various shapes and colours and cost just a few pence so they’re pretty much disposable. Try a few different types to find a pair that work for you.
These silicone Auritech earplugs cost £19.95, but they’re washable, very comfortable, come in a metal container and they work very well too. They’re our favourite mid-priced earplug.
Custom fit earplugs start at around £60 and are moulded to your ear canal for a perfect fit. They take a little bit of getting used to, but once they’re in, virtually all wind noise is eliminated, leaving just the sounds you need to hear.