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I always use ear plugs.

Had some custom moulded for me by these people -

http://www.sensorcom.com/

Couldn't get on with earplugs before but these are so comfy I forget that I am wearing them. I actually bought some with channels drilled and filters inserted for shooting. I then screw monitors into them for use as earphones for radio comms or music.

Best regards,

Ian.

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All I'll say is make sure you protect your hearing. I used to shoot all the time without wearing ear protection. I got the same ringing shortly afterwards but then it went away. I wasn't that bothered until one day the ringing never went away. I went to see the specialist who told me I have tinnitus and there is no way of curing it. It's basically constant ringing in my left ear and I just have to get used to it. Boy do I wish I protected my ears. Sometimes it can take me hours to get to sleep.

You have been warned!

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All I'll say is make sure you protect your hearing. I used to shoot all the time without wearing ear protection. I got the same ringing shortly afterwards but then it went away. I wasn't that bothered until one day the ringing never went away. I went to see the specialist who told me I have tinnitus and there is no way of curing it. It's basically constant ringing in my left ear and I just have to get used to it. Boy do I wish I protected my ears. Sometimes it can take me hours to get to sleep.

You have been warned!

Yep agreed. I have tinnitus in my left ear, and it sometimes makes it very difficult to follow conversation on my left hand side especially in a noisy environment. I sometimes feel like a really prat having to say "pardon?".

Like hammer, it sometimes plagues me at nights and it often sounds like a faint radio program playing in my head...very bizarre. Also some noises hurt my ear. I've not noticed a pattern but for instance the noise of my electric planer really hurt once but every other time has been ok!

Ringing in your ears after a sustained flight sitting in front of a noisy engine is a big red warning flag.

Even if you don't get on with the earplugs that you have ordered, then find something else or just get used to ear protectors of some kind.

You may find it odd at first but you will eventually get used to them then wonder how you ever put up with the noise! You only get one chance with your hearing and once it's damaged it doesn't get repaired.

Good luck!

Mark

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All I'll say is make sure you protect your hearing. I used to shoot all the time without wearing ear protection. I got the same ringing shortly afterwards but then it went away. I wasn't that bothered until one day the ringing never went away. I went to see the specialist who told me I have tinnitus and there is no way of curing it. It's basically constant ringing in my left ear and I just have to get used to it. Boy do I wish I protected my ears. Sometimes it can take me hours to get to sleep.

You have been warned!

Ive had Tinnitus for the past 26 years , first my right ear then progressed to both. It is now so loud that it blocks out a lot of my normal hearing . I can hear the ringing over the noise of my motorcycle or paramotor . Ive learned to live with it because as Hammer says theres no cure , so be warned , Tinnitus can start after exposure to just one loud noise on just one day when least expected...maybe a drill..maybe a personal stereo...somebody shouting too loud too close , but once it starts its there for life..24/7...Take care
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All I'll say is make sure you protect your hearing. I used to shoot all the time without wearing ear protection. I got the same ringing shortly afterwards but then it went away. I wasn't that bothered until one day the ringing never went away. I went to see the specialist who told me I have tinnitus and there is no way of curing it. It's basically constant ringing in my left ear and I just have to get used to it. Boy do I wish I protected my ears. Sometimes it can take me hours to get to sleep.

You have been warned!

Ive had Tinnitus for the past 26 years , first my right ear then progressed to both. It is now so loud that it blocks out a lot of my normal hearing . I can hear the ringing over the noise of my motorcycle or paramotor . Ive learned to live with it because as Hammer says theres no cure , so be warned , Tinnitus can start after exposure to just one loud noise on just one day when least expected...maybe a drill..maybe a personal stereo...somebody shouting too loud too close , but once it starts its there for life..24/7...Take care

Can you all speak up a bit please?

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Just bought a pair of Peltor Optime III ear defenders, that I am going to build into a new headset. Their passive noise reduction is fantastic, way better than my other set, and once I add the ANR rig, they should be unbeatable.

I have a feeling that these form the basis for the MicroAvionics headsets, as they look very similar.

If you just used a pair of ear buds inside these defenders, I would lay money on them out performing most GA headsets.

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How topical, I have just heard (today) that I am to evaluate this headset (for big tin and paramotoring) for the manufacturer., tbone. I am writing up the report for The Log (BALPA), The Digital Aviator and Paramotor Magazine.

It will take a while as they make custom ear inserts. No microphone required as you will see from the website, the audio comes off your skull and jawbone.

They are not cheap by any means but if you need your ears, live with noise and require high quality comms - they are the dogs.

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How topical, I have just heard (today) that I am to evaluate this headset (for big tin and paramotoring) for the manufacturer., tbone. I am writing up the report for The Log (BALPA), The Digital Aviator and Paramotor Magazine.

It will take a while as they make custom ear inserts. No microphone required as you will see from the website, the audio comes off your skull and jawbone.

They are not cheap by any means but if you need your ears, live with noise and require high quality comms - they are the dogs.

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I bought a jaw bone mike/ear peice off E- bay it works good but as I have a lowish voice it does not transmit very clear.

I think it was togsie or Tony I was using it with at the flag pole a while a go?

(it most have been a while ago if it was Ken :D )

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Seven Hundred and Fifty Quid!

Dude, that is rather a lot of money!!

I think you need to consider this in your review for the Paramotor community as a HUGE negative.

SW :D

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I bought a jaw bone mike/ear peice off E- bay it works good but as I have a lowish voice it does not transmit very clear.

I think it was togsie or Tony I was using it with at the flag pole a while a go?

They were beter than your memory.

I think it did not suit your voice - heavy, deep and with a strong accent.

Still clever thou!

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$Dollars Simon.

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There may be some wiggle room there as I am sure they would love to open up a new market. I have dropped Eddie a line to see if it would suit the PPG market.

How much is your hearing and really good, boom-less mic comms worth? I don't think it would suit everyone but once you have tried an ACTIVE noise cancelling headset your perspectives begin to change. Perhaps the same will be true of the innovations within this tbone device. I think when we start to get people able to use radios effectively and realise the value of good comms then innovations like this and noise cancelling will really come to the fore.

I will let you know after I have used it. For the airline world it looks really promising.

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