Hearing problems with noise exposure are due to a combination of volume and duration (they work together to determine the 'dose' of noise), genetics (some folks are more prone to hearing problems than others), and plain dumb luck (can't help it of the guy next to you blows his engine ...). For more info on bikes and hearing loss see:Big Al said:No hearing issues that I'm aware of after almost 40 years of biking. Something I should have known?
Boismier you made my day! Mine may be gray, but its still thereBoismier said:"And of course if I still had hair I might like to feel the wind in it once in a while ... ;-)
My responsibility is to support my family and safeguard my kids. My fun is riding a bike. For me the risk of riding a bike is acceptable IF I take all the reasonable precautions - helmet, armored leathers, added lighting, health and life insurance, safety classes, no booze on a riding day, no riding with guys who have a deathwish.