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Does anyone in the forum have experience with anything that can block the noise of wind that doesn't look like I have fur growing out of my ears?

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Could you be a bit more exhaustive, please? Tell us what you have tried already, why it didn't work, if there are any restrictions beside not looking like furry ears... –  Benedikt Bauer Feb 20 at 22:03
Surely the problem with this is that if you block the noise of the wind, you also block the noise of traffic? Or are you in a traffic-free environment? –  PeteH Feb 20 at 22:13
I really only have the problem when I have the helmet straps over my ears. I adjusted the straps so the straps straddle the ears rather than covering them –  Daniel R Hicks Feb 20 at 23:38
Really don't want the fuzz on my face, but also would like something effective that looks high tech –  JohnAndrews508 Feb 24 at 16:45

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I used cat ears until they were stolen, along with my helmet. I really liked them. I found that they reduced the amount of stress that persistent noise can cause, and I felt safer because I was able to hear everything a lot more clearly. No, not paid by the company, just honest.

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There are several things you could try.

A simple headband over your ears would be an easy an cheap solution.

In case you don't want anything to fully cover your ears you can buy ear plugs designed specifically for this purpose.

Google: blocking wind ears cycling

And you get plenty of options.

www.cat-ears.com for example.

Of course. Good in ear monitors work also on case you want to listen music while riding.

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Thanks for the help. I was hoping to find folks with experience with something other than fuzzy pads that look like Elvis sideburns or an 80 year old man with hairy ears. :) There are some others out there--look more high tech. Comparison? –  JohnAndrews508 Feb 24 at 0:15

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