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Offline jackfrank

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Riding Gears
« on: 04 July, 2019, 07:56:29 PM »
Everyone loves riding. I love riding too. As a rider, we need to use some safety gears like a jacket, gloves, helmet, boots and hearing protection. Everyone uses all the safety equipment excepts hearing protection. A lot of riders don't care about hearing protection because they don't love to use it. Because they don't think it will harm huge. When we participate in a race competition we always ride a bike at high speed. 
If we don't use any hearing protection then we might be suffering from noise-induced hearing loss. If it continues to go then we will get a tinnitus problem.
Once we got tinnitus then we cannot fix it permanently because tinnitus is not curable.
So we need to use hearing protection before damage hearing worse more and more.

I want to share a couple of websites so that you can get more information and be aware of hearing damage and know more information about hearing protection equipment as well.




Offline Mike_B

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Re: Riding Gears
« Reply #1 on: 04 July, 2019, 08:18:29 PM »
I agree - hearing protection is important.   My mum worked for years in a hearing clinic, so I got to know all about the importance of ear plugs or similar from a young age.  She refused to let me have a Sony Walkman (until I was too old to be able to say no to any more) for that reason.    She saw a lot of older people obviously, but also some much younger ones who worked in noisy environments and were suffering hearing loss and tinnitus in their thirties.

I remember on a long high speed day through France one day my ears were ringing loudly all night.   I went to a pharmacy next day and bought a box of squishy foam plugs.   No more ringing for the rest of the trip, strangely more relaxing to ride like that too.

Always have plugs in now for my commute.   Exhaust seems amazingly loud now if ever I do ride without them!