Motorsport racing is incredible, it gets the blood pumping like nothing else, it is basically an organized storm and the thunder is loud….Very Loud.
The scream of an engine and the smell of race gas is part of the experience and most wouldn’t have it any other way. The loudest part of a race is on the race machine itself and for the racer it has its pros and cons. The thrill of competition is a memory that will stay with you for a lifetime, but being exposed to the loud noise can present lifelong damage if not properly protected from it.
A race bike or race car can produce noise ranging from 90-140 decibels (DB). Studies show that sounds less than 75DB, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing damage. However, long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85DB can cause hearing damage. The louder the sound, the shorter the amount of time it takes to cause negative effects. Once you damage your hearing from noise damage there is no going back.
Hearing loss is in fact preventable and you can stop it in its tracks with proper hearing protection.
Sound exposure versus damage
“As someone who grew up playing music from a young age, I knew the value and importance of hearing protection long before my venture into Motorsports. From being able to maintain focus for longer periods of time, reducing if not completely avoiding ear fatigue, to actually being able to focus BETTER, proper ear protection is not only an asset from a health-and-well-being standpoint but also can function as an incredibly effective performance enhancer! I haven’t stepped onstage, in a studio, or onto a race track since I received my custom in ear headphones from Southern Adrenaline, and I wouldn’t ever want to put myself in a situation to perform without them!” (Wil Kitchens, IDB Racing)
Southern Adrenaline- Your Hearing protection specialist
Examples of products for Motorsports made by Southern Adrenaline
Custom Fit Ear Plugs
- Perfectly fit to your ear.
- Conformable for long use.
- Shallow fitting for comfort under the helmet .
Filtered Ear plugs
- Filtered ear plugs allow non damaging noise above 85DB in so you can hear more regularly.
- Allows for communication in the pits or during pit stops to be easier.
- Audio tube to connect to radio.
- Great for pit crews and racing organization staff.
Racing In ear Monitors
- Listen for safety calls.
- Works directly with race car systems.
- Isolate radio traffic.
- Pit Crews.
- Race organization staff.
Other custom hearing products by Southern Adrenaline
- recreational headphones
- Professional Musicians
To get your own personal pair of custom hearing products contact Southern Adrenaline