The Best Motorcycle Hearing Protection and How To Choose?
Are you On a mission to find the Motorcycle Hearing Protection? Then you’ve come to the right place!
You will learn about the 3 kinds of earplugs that work best when riding your motorcycle.
- Custom Full Stop Earplugs or Full Block motorcycle EarPlugs – Blocking out Max sound.
- Custom Filtered motorcycle hearing protection – Allowing you to hear if you have speakers or want to hear the world around you
- Custom Earphones with the highest quality transducers in them allowing you to hear your tunes or communication.
You will be an expert by the end of this article.
It is written so if you already have a full understanding of what you want, and you can just skip to that section.
Where we come from (And why we know what the heck we’re talking about)
If you’re like most people, you didn’t wake up this morning thinking, “I’ve got to find some motorcycle earplugs.” It’s not something that’s on the forefront of our minds. And like most, we don’t reach for the phone or hit the keyboard(in 2019 we tap our phone screen) to find answers until the problem rears its head and we are in distress.
How do I know this? it’s embarrassing to say but I have been dealing with Tinnitus since 1987 when I took the antibiotic Floxin.
The antibiotic helped me It healed me up, and I felt the best I had ever felt, however on the 4th day of the single daily dosage, when I was blowing off a part in my transmission shop with compressed air with no hearing protection in, something popped and all the sudden a super sharp pure tone ringing started in my head and it hasn’t and will not ever stop until 6 minutes after I’m dead.
I come from a lineage that believed if you cut your fingers off on Monday morning you get ducktape on em Monday afternoon and you get back to work on Monday evening. But Tinnitus is a different invisible pain and coupled with the hearing loss I had already experienced from a lifetime of hard labor building houses, running restaurants and owning the transmission shops I knew I had to do something about my problem. In 2002 I took steps in the right direction.
I started wearing hearing protection during my everyday life. I tried foamies, triple flanges, wax plugs, and heat and mold hearing protection but I just couldn’t find something that would work for my ears. In the search for the right product I tried many different kinds of products that were marketed as motorcycle hearing protection, but nothing worked, and they all drove my ears crazy.
My journey took me through into depths of the hearing protection industry, where I faced the good the bad and the not so good some of which is finally coming to light nearly 20 years later. It bothered me that the information about hearing protection was relegated to only a select few and the rest of the world had to just deal with it. Eventually, I came across custom hearing protection and I had my very first set made by an old lion in the hearing protection industry, you can probably guess who. I realized that there was a place in the market for higher quality products that allow the end user to get a multidimensional product that allows them to be protected in many different places in their lives. So I developed our products accordingly and pushed the message of hearing conservation to the world, one person at a time. Now I must digress and state up front that I have major authority issues and I will always challenge the status quo. I started this company to create products that would add massive value to the end users life rather than the mediocre value that so many of my customers have had with generic one size fit all products. I don’t necessarily have an issue with generic earplugs, what I do have an issue with is if someone isn’t wearing them because they’re uncomfortable. And for a vast majority of humankind, generic earplugs DO NOT WORK! So the solutions you will find here have been crafted with your interest in mind. If I wanted to just take the money there are a lot easier things I could do than sell custom earplugs, however, I genuinely enjoy the look on someone’s face when I make a product that solves their problem and they say, “I love my Big Ears!”
And as of recently I’ve had the immense fortune of looking back on the years we’ve been in business and have seen the impact we’ve had, and with the direction, Big Ear is moving, I’ve realized that we can also add value from the information that we put into the marketplace. So what you will also find on this site are resources to help you first understand how hearing damage occurs, how you can protect yourself against it, what product is right for you based on your lifestyle and finally we can deliver that product to you. I also have my cell-phone number on the website so you can get ahold of me any time.
I hope that sharing our information and products with you will help you find a solution much faster than I was able to. Thank you for visiting and I’m in the chat box to answer any questions you may add.
Here is a video that goes into great detail on a generic motorcycle hearing protection and their shortcomings.
Learn why a generic solution does not work on a motorcycle very well.
Now that we have established that there is no generic solution then you have a few choices, You can go to an audiologist and pay the Dr. Fee for an ear impression and then the high mark up because you bought it from a Dr office. The ear doc will have minimal knowledge about hearing protection because of the try and fix broken ears, not any prevention. 99% of them do not ride motorcycles, so they do not know what works and what does not.
This is why we’re here; we live in the motorcycle world and know what works.
We’re going to assume that you have either tried or have researched that only a Custom motorcycle hearing protection product will work. So this is what I will cover here.
So below are the 3 types of motorcycle hearing protection, so let’s see what is best for you.
1. Full Stop or Full Block Motorcycle hearing protection
- Our Custom Made on Site at an event or show
- Custom Lab motorcycle hearing protection
- Super Soft motorcycle hearing protection
Custom Fit Motorcycle hearing protection, you can get them made a few different ways. You can see us at an event, and we make them on site, and you get them the same day.
Or we can make them from a set of impressions, and we can get them in many different ways. From a provider, an Ear Doc, a do it at home impression kit or hearing aid center. All we need is a set of impressions, and we can build you any lab motorcycle ear plug you like.
2. Filtered Motorcycle hearing protection
There are a few reasons to use a Custom Filtered motorcycle Ear Plug.
- You may have hearing damage and feel totally isolated when entirely blocked
- The need to ride in the city and hear everything around you as your splitting lanes in Cali
- Trying to listen to the Speakers in your helmet over the wind noise and not be muffled like a solid plug
- Riding a lot of mountains and need to be able to equalize easier
Whatever your reason we have created the Best Filtered Motorcycle Ear Plug that has ever made.
It was so amazing we patented it.
It is a dual filter earplug… Heck, watch the video on it.
Now that you know about the one, you can decide if the filtered earplug is for you.
3. Motorcycle hearing protection With Stereo
At Big Ear, all of our products are hearing protection first then whatever you need second. When you need to have sound in your ears, then the only thing that will work is a transducer, (read about them).
There are different Price levels depending on the sound quality that you would want.
Here we are going to talk about our flagship motorcycle hearing protection unit with stereo because it is the most durable give’s you an excellent stereo reproduction directly into your ear so you can hear it perfectly.
It is designed to wear under your motorcycle helmet, be able to take on and off with little effort, and stay in place while you ride.
With an overall reduction of 32dB, you will reduce the wind and road noise and turn the volume up just enough to hear them perfectly without causing hearing damage.
They were originally designed to go 140 mph in the direct wind without a helmet and hear my tunes perfectly, and they did just that.
They are made by motorcyclists for motorcyclists.
This allows you to Plug into your Phone, Sena, Sala, or most 3.5mm devices, turn the sound down as you are blocking out all the outside noise.
For more options on our higher end units get a look here.
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