Does wearing earplugs prevent me from hearing traffic?
It is generally accepted that motorcycle riders should not wear any form of earplugs that affect their ability to communicate, as well as hear traffic and warning signals such as emergency vehicle sirens.
For example, in the United Kingdom, the HSE recommends that any protection that reduces the level at the ear to below 70 dB should be avoided. This is because by filtering out noise to this extent, riders can become isolated from their environment – leading to a number of safety risks for both yourself and other drivers.
However, earplugs such as Loop Experience Plus (Pro) are specifically designed to reduce noise levels by 23 dB across low, mid, and high frequencies, whilst also filtering the noise to allow you to still hear your surroundings.