Rating: Great for blocking Wind Noise!
I recently had a chance to review a pair of NoNoise Hearing protectors which are distributed by TwistedThrottle.com.
I'd read about them on a different motorcycling news site and had contacted them to ask for a review pair.
For the testing, I rode Brigitta, my '87 R80 BMW motorcycle, with its minimalist (read non-existent) wind protection over several days to test these protector's ability to block wind noise.
I am happy to report these protectors do what they advertise, all wind noise was blocked to the point that I would just hear "gentle breeze" noises while riding at highway speeds on windy days. It was quite the welcome relief, as the micro sonic booms one hears in one's helmet not only damage your hearing but make you tired at the end of a long day's worth of riding.
Comfort-wise, I was also pleased. Though you do feel and know you've got earplugs in, they didn't hurt after several hours and were easy to remove. Note, these ear plugs seat snugly and don't stick out at all from your ears.
The material used was soft with a slightly grippy texture which made them easy to use.
I could still hear my engine's noise though it was attenuated somewhat and normal traffic sounds such as vehicles coming up behind or to the side of me were easily discernible. You can carry on a conversation but as with most ear plugs, I ended up asking the other person to speak up a little.
Still, wind noise is what I was seeking to block and these protectors deliver! Other less expensive ear plugs also block wind noise but also block everything else in my experience.
For the product's press release, just click here: LINK