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| 6 Jun 2018 11:04 | Edited by: Donut | #1
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I have a problem with my hearing right now. Nothing major but a ringing in my right ear. Been applying ear drops incase it is blocked and now I guess it might just take some time. So I'm wonder if an alternative to earplugs would be a good idea for a while at least till it settles down..... Ok I know aeroscreens and ear defenders don't look the part but does anyone have experience of this. I was considering something like: https://www.screwfix.com/p/howard-leight-sync-1030111-stereo-ear-defenders-31db-snr/2 548h

Any suggestions.
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| 6 Jun 2018 13:19 | #2
On ferry

Gulp... no experience of these things but have seen 3M Peltor units recommended frequently elsewhere. Worth a Look?
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| 6 Jun 2018 13:42 | #3
On ferry

Donut
I have some noise cancelling headphones that l used last year nice and comfie played music from phone and could hear Sally sat nav as well using blueteeth. Kept down the wind noise by a lot .And could hear the brass band when l was on the phone to steve when l wos lost in France !!! Made by Phillips bought in argos
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| 6 Jun 2018 13:55 | #4
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Cheers Chris, had not thought of noise cancelling headphones? Would you say they kept the wind noise down to similar levels as normal foam earplugs? If these do the trick and I assume would have a better sound. Anyone else ever tried these?
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| 6 Jun 2018 15:28 | #5
On ferry

Donut
In the grand scam of things they are quieter than the foam plugs an if you have a little back ground music it's better .when you get to really high speeds you will still hee the car making that awful noise .
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| 6 Jun 2018 20:48 | #6
Back on the road

Agree with Unc.
Noise cancelling headsets take away the external frequencies (ie engine and wind noise) that (a) can damage your hearing and (b) are detrimental to concentration and cause fatigue. The Bose versions are expensive and fairly top of the line - they invented the technology where a signal 180 degrees opposed to the incoming signal is generated so that the incoming sound is effectively cancelled out.

However, there are now dozens of versions out there from other manufacturers that do the job nicely. Plug or Bluetooth into your phone and off you go. Doesn't in any way detract from your road awareness, but certainly reduces fatigue and noise.

I worked for a while for a company that installed this technology onto high-end biz jets. Smooth flying baby!!!! x
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| 7 Jun 2018 10:41 | #7
Filling up again

Cheers Hedge, will do a little research and look to buy a set set for the trip. For a long trip like this it seems a better idea than stuffing earplugs in everyday when I know my right ear is sensitive right now.
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| 10 Jun 2018 20:27 | #8
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Ok have purchased some wireless noise cancelled headphones. Not the top of the line Sony or Bose but still very good reviews.
Results are um... good but not perfect. Maybe I was expecting just too much.
At medium volume they work well, to a point. Below 60-80 mph all ok and the noise cancelling does help. Much above this and I think the shear volume of wind noise overwhelms the headphones. I guess there is only so much they can do. If you turn the volume up full it helps but eventually at full volume (and high wind noise) the sound starts to break up.
At this point I guess you are just trying to fight so much noise with more noise? In a car with a screen and doors maybe would work perfectly, but with aeros I think its just eventually too much.
Will still use them on the trip (not all of it will be flat out) and they seem to be comfortable to where.
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| 11 Jun 2018 11:06 | #9
Back on the road

Donut:
not all of it will be flat out

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| 11 Jun 2018 12:12 | #10
Filling up again

Point taken Stu, only one speed.. yes
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| 11 Jun 2018 14:29 | #11
Driving through town

Donut

May I ask which make and model you got in the end?
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.
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| 11 Jun 2018 18:36 | Edited by: Donut | #12
Filling up again

After looking around decided on a pair of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-BNX-60-Bluetooth-Cancelling-Headphones-Black/dp/B01AAG IKCI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528738548&sr=8-1&keywords=lindy+bnx-60+-+bluetooth+wirel ess+active+noise+cancelling+headphones

What Hi-Fi 5 Star Award and rated 'Best Wireless Headphones under £100
For the price the features and build quality is very good.
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| 11 Jun 2018 18:38 | #13
Driving through town

Donut

Thanks!
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.
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