Motor racing is an exciting, high adrenaline sport, but it also involves extremely high levels of noise. In modern motor racing cars, the ambient noise level is similar to that of a jet engine, making it essential to have highly effective ear protection to minimise potential hearing problems. Engine noise, as well as wind noise, can cause hearing loss and tinnitus.
The top racing drivers need to stay in constant contact with their teams, so they need to be able to hear radio communications above the noise of the race. They need exceptionally efficient earplugs which will also be comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
Hearing Healthcare Centre offers earplugs which use state-of-the-art technology to offer the best protection possible for drivers taking part in all motor sports. We also provide earplugs which are suitable for spectators to use in these noisy environments.
||Noise Level (dB)|| Safe Riding Time
|| Safe Riding Time
|50||91||2 hours||64 hours|
|64||94||1 hour||32 hours|
|74||97||30 minutes||16 hours|
|86||100||15 minutes||8 hours|
|98||103||7.5 minutes||4 hours|
|110||106||3.75 minutes||2 hour|
What our customers say…
I’ve been riding a Yamaha YZF-R125 to and from work daily, and I never realised just how loud my motorbike is, especially with wind noise as well! I attended a hearing test at Hearing Healthcare Centre in Cambridge, and was politely informed that I had a ‘moderate’ hearing loss- similar to an average 50 year old! As a 19 year old, I was shocked and rather concerned by the results. The specialist explained that it was most likely something known as ‘temporary threshold shift’, which is caused by excessive exposure to loud noise – my motorbike.
The well informed audiologist made me a set of custom silicon ear protectors in blue, which matched the all-important colour of my bike! I was advised to return a few days later for a second hearing test, which I attended to find my hearing levels had returned to ‘normal’ for a 19 year old, which is a huge relief!
These days I never get on my bike without them, a big thank you to Hearing Healthcare Centre for all of your help!