While attending live sports is adrenaline inducing fun, what you might not be aware of is that the noise generated at some of the most popular events could be damaging your hearing.
Shooting has been a recognised sport for well over 130 years, with a number of different disciplines being created.
Each discipline utilises different guns, distances and targets depending on what you want to try your hand at. So, to get you started, we’ve outlined some of the most popular types of shooting...
Of all the pastimes to participate in, few present as much risk to our hearing as shooting. Hearing protection is widely available and inexpensive, so what is the best protection for you?
Over the years I’ve heard all kinds of reasons as to why people don’t wear hearing protection, and there are still many myths flying around. As I wrote my last blog for Auritech, I recalled some of the most common objections I heard from bikers when talking about the subject. Here are the five I hear the most, and my usual riposte!
This week marks the annual Tinnitus Awareness Week, which is arranged by the British Tinnitus Association. We think that the British Tinnitus Association’s annual awareness week is very worthwhile. Here are just five reasons why…
Most motorcyclists in the UK are unlikely to ever go out for a ride without wearing their protective jacket, trousers, gloves and boots. As the saying goes, most “dress for the slide, not the ride”. But when it comes to hearing protection, not all riders hold ear plugs in the same high regard as the rest of their essential kit. But they should. Find out more...
Ear plugs have been around for a long time, and are widely used during noisy activities like shooting, motorcycling and water sports to prevent hearing damage. However, fewer people consider using them to aid their sleep. Read more here to find out how they could transform your sleepless nights.
Andrew Luckie, who rides a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636, tells us how he came to realise the importance of hearing protection, and his experience with Auritech ear plugs.
Auritech, the specialist hearing protection manufacturer, have opened their first studio, in Guildford, offering custom fit filtered ear plugs to motorcyclists and participants in other loud activities.
Exposure to loud noise is the biggest cause of hearing loss after ageing, according to the charity Action on Hearing Loss. Prolonged exposure to excessive levels loud noise, like loud music listened to through earbuds, can damage the structure of the ear.
Feeling the wind through your hair, the warmth from the sun and getting a sense of freedom is one of the main reasons drivers buy a drop top car. However, driving or travelling in a convertible has the potential to damage your hearing when driving at certain speeds. Here’s what you need to know.
If you, as the rider, get it right, taking a passenger on your bike could trigger a lifelong love for bikes and inspire your passenger to take the plunge and learn to ride themselves. But get it wrong, it’s more than likely they’ll never want to sit on a bike again, let alone ride on one. So how can you make sure they enjoy it?
Whether it’s as simple as mowing the lawn, or undertaking bigger household or vehicle DIY projects, you could be exposed to potentially damaging noise levels if your ears are unprotected when using certain tools. Read more to find out what could be putting you at risk, and how to protect yourself.
For too many of us, learning to look after our hearing is a lesson learned too late in life.
People often only realise the harm they are doing to their hearing after the initial damage has been done. Of course, it’s never too late to protect one’s hearing.
But, it’s better to start young, so we gave teenage drummer Danny Walton-Brennan a pair of Auritech Music hearing protectors to try out. Here’s what he thought…
As the sun emerges from the gloomy winter, many motorcyclists will be dusting off their bikes and getting ready to head out on the highway again. And while it’s tempting to thumb that starter and head off over the horizon, it’s worth taking some time out to conduct some pre-flight checks, to ensure bike and rider are ready for the summer ahead.
By winning the World Supersport 300 title Spain’s Ana Carrasco has put female motorcycle racers on the map in recent years, but one fast Brit has been blazing the trail for lady racers for over two decades now. Auritech wearer Maria Costello was a lap record holder at the Isle of Man TT and today, uniquely, she races on both two wheels and three around the famous course.
The cold, hard truth is that shooting without any ear protection, whether shooting game, clays, or targets, is a serious issue. Any sound above 85db risks permanent hearing damage and tinnitus. And with some shotguns putting out 150db, the risk of permanent hearing damage is very real. It may not happen straight away, but if you carry on shooting without ear protection it will gradually creep into loss of hearing.
Fans of live music are warned that they risk causing permanent damage to their hearing if they fail to wear suitable ear protection while at gigs.
Recently we undertook a number of research projects to complement our previous data and to get independent feedback on our products. The purpose of the this test was to prove (or otherwise) the myth riders don’t always need to wear earplugs as different screens and helmets can reduce exposure to wind noise to safe levels.
For many people, disposable foam earplugs are an important part of the daily routine. Failure to block out noise can cause irreversible hearing damage, which can have serious implication on a sufferer’s personal and professional life. These disposable plugs are by far and away the most popular, but despite their low costs there are some serious health, environmental and cost implications to take into consideration.
We all know that exposure to loud bangs and prolonged noise can cause hearing damage and ultimately deafness, but what is less commonly known is how it actually occurs, and what can be done to prevent it.
Bedfordshire based Sammy rides a Honda CB600F Hornet and a two-stroke Beta Xtrainer enduro bike. She knows the importance of protecting her hearing, but up until now has found ear plugs very uncomfortable. Read our blog to find our why Auritech ear plugs solved the problem for her.
A series of surveys commissioned by hearing protection specialists Auritech has revealed that around half of British motorcyclists are at risk of permanently damaging their hearing by not wearing appropriate ear protection while riding.
If there’s one motorcycling pilgrimage that’s on more riders’ bucket list than any other, it’s a trip to the Isle of Man for the legendary road races.
It's been a brilliant start to the year for the talented racer Thomas Strudwick, and we caught up with him for his thoughts on the season so far...
Ride with Peaks blogger Alex has been converted to wearing hearing protection on his bike now he's discovered Auritech ear plugs
Ten top tips to ensure you are packed and ready to get the most from your motorcycling holiday. From clothing to getting the right documents, it's all vital preparation to enjoy your tour.
Charlene was experiencing head-aches after riding all day on her Akrapovic exhausted Yamaha MT-07. With wind noise also being a major factor, she gave the ‘Auritechbiker’ ear protection a go. As you can tell by Charlene’s review, they solved the problem.
Zoe has been riding a very loud Kawasaki ZX6R on the road for the last 4 years. Unfortunately, she had never used ear protection in that time. However, as soon as she tried our ‘AuritechBiker’ universal ear protection, Zoe was converted. Read what she had to say about her ear protection revelation.
We were delighted to have Thomas Strudwick in our offices earlier, being fitted out with some custom fit ear plugs.
When Honda UK’s motorcycle PR guy, David Rogers, wanted to enjoy the sound of the new Gold Wing’s engine, cut harmful wind noise, and make the most of the Wing’s new sound system on the recent press launch in Texas, he chose Auritech.