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I have trouble with the foam ones you get at the drug store. When they work they are perfectly fine, but often I have trouble and it goes like this. I compress the ear plug but rolling it between my fingers, but before I can insert it into my ear, it expands. I mean the instant I stop rolling it. It is extremely frustrating. I am looking at getting re-usable custom ear plugs. A fellow Scrambler 1200 rider suggests earpeace off Amazon. Checking into those. What do you use?
 

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Yeah, I have the same problem with the foam ones. I use ones that look kinda like this. Go in and out easy, stay in place, and cut the noise real well. But most importantly, no drama if you lose a pair. Just stop at the next hardware store you see and buy another pair for a couple dollars.

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I have trouble with the foam ones you get at the drug store. When they work they are perfectly fine, but often I have trouble and it goes like this. I compress the ear plug but rolling it between my fingers, but before I can insert it into my ear, it expands. I mean the instant I stop rolling it. It is extremely frustrating. I am looking at getting re-usable custom ear plugs. A fellow Scrambler 1200 rider suggests earpeace off Amazon. Checking into those. What do you use?
I just ordered a set of 'Earpeace' plugs yesterday.
They claim to be noise filtering with a choice between three levels of filtering.

I'll try to get back here with a report after trying them.
 

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Get the Howard Leight orange ear plugs.can get them at most industrial supply store. Amazon has them too.
I use these too although they are free from work:grin2:
I think they offer the most noise reduction of the foam reusable type
The correct way to insert them is roll it between your finger and thumb and then reach over the top of your head with your opposite hand and pull up your ear lobe and then insert, it's a lot easier if you wet the ear plug in your mouth after rolling it. It should be in far enough that if you look in a mirror then the earplugs should be nearly invisible, if it's poking right out that it's not in far enough.
You can wash them and reuse them, you don't need to throw them away everytime.
 

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+1 for the Howard Leight ear plugs.

I use the Laser Lite model. They are by far the best (most effective), most comfortable plugs I’ve ever used—and between the work that I do, motorcycle riding and playing music—I spend a significant amount of time with ear plugs in my ears.

Check’em out.

http://www.howardleightveripro.com/earplugs/laser-lite
 

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Have used the earpiece earplugs this year. Very happy, cut the wind noise down considerably, still allows me to hear my coms device, used the middle filter, again recommend these highly!
 

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Another +1 for the Howard Leight ear plugs.

Officially you're supposed to wet them with water to avoid infection, but like many other folk I mointen them in my mouth.

As well as the comfort and noise reduction, a big plus over the (often not so) cheap ear plugs is that the expand a little slower so you have more chance of inserting them.

In the UK I recently bought 200 pairs for £30 so I guess in the US that's about 20c per earplug. Not a massive investment!
 

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I use these too although they are free from work:grin2:
I think they offer the most noise reduction of the foam reusable type
The correct way to insert them is roll it between your finger and thumb and then reach over the top of your head with your opposite hand and pull up your ear lobe and then insert, it's a lot easier if you wet the ear plug in your mouth after rolling it. It should be in far enough that if you look in a mirror then the earplugs should be nearly invisible, if it's poking right out that it's not in far enough.
You can wash them and reuse them, you don't need to throw them away everytime.

Besides the above advice, I make sure to find the size that fits my ear canal. Much more efficient and comfortable. $3 for 12 pairs of 33 NRR ear plugs is cheap insurance. Especially since I have already lost 70% of my hearing.
 

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I like the disposable blue NRR33 Extreme Hearos, after having tried the expensive motorcycle specific Nonoise earplugs (which fell short of its promise to cut wind noise). My ear canals must be freakishly small -- ex. standard sized earbuds fall out since they don't fit -- but after rolling and squishing the bejeezus out of the Hearos, they work really well every time. Maybe you gotta keep rolling and squishing?! : D
 

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The foam ones...when rotating them between my fingers I also stretch them a bit length wise...seems to help getting them in.
 

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Custom made earplugs with interchangeble filters (road or concert).
They are more expensive but you'll get more comfort and they will last longer.
Even though they block the wind and road noise, I can still hear traffic and my intercom (even on low volume).
 

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Mighty Plugs - Beeswax - Most comfortable as they don't go into ear canal - best noise reduction
Don't see many use them but I've tried a lot and these are by far the best for me
 

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I am a musician so I invested in a set of custom molded earplugs from ACS Customs.

They're expensive, but SO worth it and I use them everywhere. Keeps the dB level down but lets me hear EVERYTHING. Music in my helmet, horns around me, even the sound of the engine super clearly--just quieter. About $200 including the impressions at your local ENT specialist (who usually will also check your hearing for free!).

I always recommend hi-fidelity earplugs to musicians and motorcyclists because you still want to hear as much as possible. The normal hi-fi plugs often stick out a little too much to easily get them under your helmet, so I recommend the brand Eargasm. They are low-profile and high-fidelity and come in a metallic carrying case. $40

Finally, I would also recommend a set of In-Ear-Monitors if you're the headphone type. Most brands come with multiple fittings including a memory foam which is similar to standard earplugs. IEMs differ from regular earbuds because they are designed to be low-profile while also staying securely in place by routing the wiring over the top and around the back of your ear. I use these on longer rides when I want to have some audio playing, and I usually don't need to have the volume much higher than halfway on my phone. I'd recommend the MEE Audio M6 Pro IEMs. $40 on Amazon.
 
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