Custom earplugs

Right it’s time i get looking into the moulded ear plugs again. The motorbike is one reason but I’m finding it increasingly hard to stay asleep without earplugs. The yellow and pink foam ones end up hurting my ears after a night’s sleep so I’m looking for something more custom.

So which are the companies that do them? I remember a while back they were a the rage coming to Borough and doing moulds live for a few LBers.

I posted a while ago about these guys

https://hearology.uk/

They are on Borough High Street

They will do a special offer if you say you are with LB. £130 for sucking out the wax, doing a hearing test and making custom earplugs

Have had mine done via work at Ultimate Hearing, awaiting delivery of them :slight_smile: Belive just basic mould and custom plug is £90. I had to go for the top of the range deal that connects to work radio 

http://www.ultimateear.com

Luckily I won’t need that for sleeping but I think Ultimate Ear was the one I remember being around back then… right I think I need to get in touch. Just need to find the time. Will prob have to pay the extra to go to the local store

I have Ultimate Ear. I went to their office in Orpington to get the impressions taken then I bought some Soundear (with headphones) and a standard set. Once they are in you don’t really notice them. The standard set are handy for gigs and concerts if you don’t fancy ringing ears afterwards. I’d definitely recommend Ultimate Ear if you are considering custom plugs.

I have Ultimate Ear. I went to their office in Orpington to get the impressions taken then I bought some Soundear (with headphones) and a standard set. Once they are in you don't really notice them. The standard set are handy for gigs and concerts if you don't fancy ringing ears afterwards. I'd definitely recommend considering custom plugs. Joby

I haven’t been to a gig in years but if I go, I see the ringing ears as an essential part of the experience… But yeah I’ve been getting by on the foam ones and I’m thinking now is the time to get some more comfortable ones since I’m wearing them all night.

If it’s just for sleeping, buy the £10 diy ones?

Well i wanted to kill two birds with one stone

Also I’m quite apprehensive of pouring Nothing into my ear to create moulds. Paranoia of something getting stuck in there

It’s like firm putty, doesn’t pour

For riding, I recently purchased a pair of Flare Isolate (https://www.flareaudio.com/collections/isolate). Not sure how well they’d work for sleeping, but was pretty damn good! When stopped for lunch (keeping them in), could hear birds in trees chirping, and they were over 50m away.


I have Ultimate Ear. I went to their office in Orpington to get the impressions taken then I bought some Soundear (with headphones) and a standard set. Once they are in you don't really notice them. The standard set are handy for gigs and concerts if you don't fancy ringing ears afterwards. I'd definitely recommend Ultimate Ear if you are considering custom plugs.
Joby
Agree i have the same!

I have Ultimate Ear. I went to their office in Orpington to get the impressions taken then I bought some Soundear (with headphones) and a standard set. Once they are in you don't really notice them. The standard set are handy for gigs and concerts if you don't fancy ringing ears afterwards. I'd definitely recommend Ultimate Ear if you are considering custom plugs. Joby
Agree i have the same!
KTMJames
+2

[quote] If it's just for sleeping, buy the £10 diy ones? --- yourebarred [/quote]
Well i wanted to kill two birds with one stone
Also I'm quite apprehensive of pouring Nothing into my ear to create moulds. Paranoia of something getting stuck in there
Serrisan
Hearology take a scan of your ear so no moulding

I just get these. takes a few minutes, very comfy http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391679851054

Cheaper at screwfix

it isn’t when I get suckered in by everything else they’re selling :stuck_out_tongue:


For riding, I recently purchased a pair of Flare Isolate (https://www.flareaudio.com/collections/isolate). Not sure how well they'd work for sleeping, but was pretty damn good! When stopped for lunch (keeping them in), could hear birds in trees chirping, and they were over 50m away.
sn1ke
Another vote for Flare Audio's products. Really good value and they know what their doing from their work in the IEM area.

I have the Sound Ears from Ultimate too. Excellent kit, wish I’d bought some years ago.

I’m really interested in the Flare Audio Isolate given the experience I have had with their pro audio speakers.
I’ve long argued that conventional earplugs that ‘filter’ unwanted sound is absolute bollocks, foam or rubber can only attenuate ‘everything’. Whereas this is a different concept altogether and the results reported by users so far seem to offer an experience that would be perfect for motorcycling.

That’s not quite true - look at a pack of earplugs and alongside the single number rating there are different ratings for high, medium and low frequency attenuation. There’s quite a variation is how well high/low frequency noise is blocked.

If you know what frequency you want to block then you could pick a pair that are more suited to your needs, presumably you could design a pair to give more the more useful range but I imagine the difference is minimal. All the earlugs I’ve seen block out high frequencies much better than low frequencies and that’s probably the case for all types.