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fordman 08-11-2004 11:23 AM

last week my brother in-law perferated his eardrum after a crash. What are some alternatives to protect this from happening. I know that not crashing would be the best but.... does anyone ride with earplugs. most helmets don't cover the ear very well, just looking for Ideas. <BR> <BR>thanks <BR>

jonnyrotten79 08-11-2004 11:36 AM

I USE EARPLUGS FOR EVERYTHING IN THE WATER AND I GOT CUSTON MADE EAR PLUGS AND THERE NOT THAT EXPENSIVE AND THE KOOL TIHNG ABOUT THEM IS THAT WHEN U HAVE THEM IN U CAN HEAR EVERYTHING BECAUSE THERES A LITTLE HOLE THAT LETS SOUND IN AND DOESNT LET WATER IN SO HERES THE WEBSITE AND CHECK THEM OUT <a href="http://www.proplugs.com/" target="_blank">http://www.proplugs.com/</a> HOPE I WAS HELPFUL <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

jonnyrotten79 08-11-2004 11:43 AM

THERES ALSO SOME MENT FOR WAKEBOARDING .... I THINK THATS UR NUMBER ONE SOLUTION BESIDES NOT FALLING LOL <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

jarrod 08-11-2004 11:50 AM

There is no way to completely prevent it. But you can minimize the chances. Plugs is your best bet. The ones Jonny is talking about sound really nice. But, I watched a guy blow his ear even with a helmet that protected his ears. I've blown mine twice. It's just one of those things that happens every once in a while.

salmon_tacos 08-11-2004 12:22 PM

JONATHAN! TAKE YOUR EARPLUGS OUT WHEN TYPING YOUR POSTS! MAYBE THAT WAY YOU WON'T HAVE TO YELL SO MUCH! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

jarrod 08-11-2004 12:41 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> haha

toolfan 08-11-2004 12:46 PM

same here, ROTFLMAO!

cheeseinaz 08-17-2004 7:41 PM

I wear a ProTec helmet with ear guards and it works great. I started wearing it after I blew out my eardrum last Oct. Most helmets you get should include the ear guards too. I have taken a few falls this summer that would have definitely blown it out again if it wasnt for the guards. The helmet protects the melon too from serious headaches.


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