Engine noise and wind noise can cause permanent damage to your hearing; at 100 km/h the noise level is often as low as 94 decibels! This is in spite of the fact that hearing damage can be caused from as little as 80 dB.
Audinc Motorsport Hearing Protection is specially designed to protect you from this.
This hearing protection is individually measured by a professional and contains a unique attenuation filter. This filter attenuates the harmful noise to a safe level, while you can still hear all traffic signals. These hearing protectors are therefore also ideal for kart drivers, racing drivers and convertible drivers.
Audinc Motorsport Hearing Protection can be worn comfortably under a helmet and is made of skin-friendly material. This hearing protection is also available with an ‘earpiece’, so you can continue to listen to your navigation system, communication equipment or MP3 player.
Motorbikes make loud noises and the louder the engine, the louder that noise becomes. This has to do with the engine speed and the wind that rushes past the helmet. Even short trips can put you at risk of hearing damage. Below is a table of the risks you run when riding a motorbike.
|Speed||Average volume of wind noise under a helmet||Maximum time without risk of hearing damage|
|100 km/u||94 dB||15 minutes|
|120 km/u||98 dB||7 minutes|
|140 km/u||102 dB||3 minutes|
|160 km/u||106 dB||90 seconds|
Bron: Jouw GGD
Hearing damage even with helmet
Not all helmets protect you from hearing damage. In fact, even the more expensive helmets do not protect your ears sufficiently against wind noise. With special earplugs for the motorbike, you have extra protection for your ears.
I have earplugs that block out all the noise, am I safe now? No, as a motorcyclist you need to know what is going on around you in order to move safely through traffic. You need all your senses for this. Universal earplugs are often not suitable for this. These earplugs block out all sound, making you less aware of the traffic and emergency signals around you. Our filter earplugs let the important sounds through so you can be safe on the road.
Customised motorbike earplugs
To make the perfect earplugs for you, we make a mould of your ear canal. On the basis of this mould, we can make earplugs which exactly fit the shape of your ears so no sound can sneak in. This personalised fit also means that the earplugs do not bother you when you are wearing a helmet. This makes longer rides more comfortable and safer.
Wearing earplugs when riding a motorbike reduces the risk of permanent hearing damage. Have your own ears measured now for custom-made earplugs. Make your appointment here.