Photo credit: Sourav Mishra from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist In a pilot study, audiologists at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions have measured motorcycle sound levels at the rider’s ears. Over half exceeded 100 dB when throttled up, which is intense enough to cause hearing damage. The
Motorcycle noise is not a first amendment right, so the end of Rolling Thunder’s annual loud ride through D.C. is not to be mourned. There are other ways to honor veterans than be damaging everyone’s hearing.
Disturb everyone else with your noise, but protect yourself. That seems to be the message in this report on ear plugs for motorcyclists.
Quiet motorcycles? Yes. Tell your motorcycle-loving neighbor to buy one of these: an electric motorcycle. Harley-Davidson is working on one!