Custom moulded ear plugs protection
Why do racing drivers need to wear earplugs?
Motorsports are high adrenaline and exciting, both for the racing drivers and the spectators. However, the ambient noise from racing cars today is similar to the noise of a jet engine. It is vital that you wear custom-made racing earplugs if you are a racer or you work at a racetrack.
For a racing driver, it is not only the noise of the car or motorbike that can cause permanent hearing damage – the noise of the wind can also cause tinnitus and hearing loss. Damaging noise is also created by helmets and other vehicles and traffic.
By using earplugs, this noise will be reduced so that you will be able to focus on the road ahead and concentrate wholly on the driving, therefore heightening your road safety as well as your chances of winning.
Specialist, high quality earplugs
As a racing driver, you will also need to hear radio communications above the noise of the engine.
We are able to offer the latest in earplug technology, which offers the best protection possible. This enables the driver to keep in constant communication with their team while also protecting their ears.
Do spectators need to wear racing earplugs?
Yes, even stationary vehicles can make a loud noise when the engine is on and can damage your hearing. If a motorcycle is at a standstill, if it is fully revved it can produce a sound of up to 120dB.
We will be able to show you what ear plugs will be suitable for spectators to use on a racetrack.
How can I get a pair?
If you would like to know more, call us on
01923 372101 (Radlett) or 01462 506074 (Hitchin)
and book your hearing consultation at The Hearing Clinic today.
Frequently Asked Questions
QHow much do custom-made earplugs cost?
AWhether you work in motorsport or enjoy it as a hobby, protecting your hearing from loud vehicle noise is vital. The best earplugs for motor racing need to be comfortable, durable, and sleek, as they need to fit under a crash helmet, so they generally should be custom-made.
As with anything, the greater the sophistication of the product, the more expensive it will be. If you want earplugs with communication options you can be looking at investing in the kit. If you want basic plugs with filters, you could be looking at as little as £145.
QHow long do moulded ear plugs last?
AIf you look after your earplugs carefully and keep them clean, they can last years. However, if they become worn, dirty or start to become ineffective they will need replacing.
QDo you need earplugs at Formula One?
AF1 races are lengthy and the cars are loud, and if you’re at a circuit like Monaco, the noise of the engines bounces off the walls of buildings – adding to the decibels. If you’re planning to go to a race, it’s important to take some hearing protection. You’ll also enjoy the day more.
QWhat is NRR and SNR?
ANRR stands for Noise Reduction Rating and is the rating used in North America to measure how much protection an earplug offers. SNR is the rating standard in Europe. The two are pretty similar.
QIs a higher NRR/SNR better?
AIt’s important that you select earplugs offering the right NRR for your needs as it is possible to cancel out too much noise and put yourself in danger of not hearing warning sounds around you. Our team at The Hearing Clinic will be happy to advise you on the right rating and type of earplug for your needs.