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Ian3320

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Ian3320 says:

Helmet fit vs Wind noise

Hi all,

I am new to biking and to this forum. I wasn't really sure which forum to post this in so have put here and in 'general'.

I'm after some advice please?!

I passed my test in November 2011 and quickly bought a bike (half faired Honda Hornet 600 and later onto a half faired Gen II Fazer 1000).
I always wore ear plugs from the word go. However I quickly started to suffer from really bad tinnitus and head aches. I never really noticed excessive noise when on the bike but it kicked in really bad shortly after getting home after a ride.
It got to the point where it was keeping me up at night and making me irritable all the time etc.
I tried everything I could think of - squidy ear plugs, custom made ear plugs, wind jammer for my helmet, experimented with removing the screen on my Fazer, but nothing seemed to make much of a difference.
I even went to a specialist ENT doctor. They conducted several tests but concluded there was nothing else medically wrong with me.
It got to the point where I gave up biking and sold the bikes in August 2012.

Lately Ive been really missing it and looked more closely at my helmet (HJC CL-ST). I pretty sure it is too big.
So finally I get to the question! Would buying a decently quiet helmet like a schuberth and possibly more importantly, a helmet that fits properly, significantly reduce wind noise?
I would be very grateful for your thoughts and experience (especially from those who have ridden with an ill fitting helmet and then changed to one that fits properly!).
Many thanks,
Ian

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