Benefits Wearing Earplugs For Riders
Wind noise damages hearing for motorbike riders because it is a constant, loud noise that can reach up to 85 decibels or higher. This is equivalent to the noise level of a power lawn mower or a truck passing by on the highway. Prolonged exposure to these noise levels can lead to hearing loss, as the loud noise damages the delicate hair cells in the inner ear that are responsible for converting sound waves into electrical signals that the brain can interpret as sound.
Wind noise can also cause physical discomfort and fatigue, as it can be tiring to constantly hear loud noise over long periods of time. It can also make it difficult for riders to communicate with each other or hear important sounds, such as sirens or honking horns, while on the road.
To protect their hearing, motorbike riders should consider wearing earplugs or other protective ear gear while riding. They should also take breaks from the noise and avoid exposing themselves to loud noise for extended periods of time.