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Pluggerz available at Motionators F1 simulators

Have you ever dreamed of racing a Formula 1 car?

Motionators is as close as you get to the full motion F1 simulators the professional drivers use. These simulators are so real that you will be in shock and awe just climbing in them and feel your pulse rise as the motion kicks in!

Pluggerz All-Fit Road and All-Fit Pro are now available at Motionators F1 Simulators Melbourne
(2G/439 Docklands Drive, Docklands Melbourne).

For more information, please visit the Motionators website.

Airplane earplugs

A recent Dutch study showed that many manufacturers offering airplane earplugs are misleading consumers . These earplugs suppose to take away the uncomfortable feeling or pain even with taking-off and declining for a touch down , but usually only muffle air plane noise. This was announced by specialist Rob van der Hulst in the Dutch Metro newspaper on 15/4/2013.

One of the more expensive travel earplugs of well over a hundred euros, would completely seal off the ear canal and therefore, according to the manufacturer, insure pain free travel. “Nonsense,” says van der Hulst in an interview with daily newspaper Metro . “With the proper earplugs, you can slow down the pressure building up in the ear, but you can never take away altogether .”

Van der Hulst, specialising in aviation medicine, recommends to ask for earplugs with a pressure regulator. Without this regulator they won’t be any help. Earplugs for flying don’t need not be expensive.

If someone suffers from painful ears when flying, the doctor may insert tubes. When people suffer from a bad cold, it’s best not to fly. “The air pressure might cause a small rupture of the eardrum which, worst case scenario, can cause hearing loss,” emphasizes Van der Hulst.

Source: METRO Newspaper, The Netherlands

Pluggerz Travel are equipped with a air pressure regulator and are also available for kids.

why use earplugs

Why Use Earplugs?

The world can be a very noisy place. Earplugs are the ideal way to cope with exposure to sounds that are loud, unpleasant, or just plain annoying! Plus, they can be incredibly beneficial in other areas as well. Specifically, earplugs are useful for:

1. Sleep

If you share a bed with someone who snores, you know first hand how dramatically noise can affect your quality of sleep. But snoring isn’t the only sound that can keep you up at night. Living in a loud, populated neighbourhood can also cut down on your nighttime z’s. This, in turn, can have a detrimental effect on your everyday life, ranging from your energy levels and work performance to even your diet. Earplugs provide instant relief from a noisy night and are a small price to pay for a great nights sleep!

2. Work

Many jobs expose you to loud noises that can potentially affect your hearing. If you are an employer, you know it is now a legal requirement to adequately protect the ears of your staff. If you are an employee who is consistently or even occasionally exposed to a loud or noisy environment, earplugs can protect your hearing AND give you the peace you need to concentrate and get your work done.

3. Flying and Travel

If you hate the feeling of your ears “popping” when your flight takes off and lands, earplugs are an excellent solution. We carry earplugs that are specifically designed to prevent ear pain and “popping” during flight. They also block out background noise which can be significant on an airplane allowing you to concentrate, relax or even sleep through your flight.

4. Music Professionals

DJ’s, musicians and others who work in the music industry in close proximity to amplifiers and other sound equipment are often exposed to sound at an extremely high decibel level. It is crucially important if you work with music especially live music or music played at high volume for an audience to protect your ears. Specially-designed earplugs make it safer for you to do your job.

5. Sports

If you enjoy a sport like motor racing or shooting, you know they can be rather noisy. Earplugs protect your ears from the loud noises associated with your sport so that you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

6. Night clubs / concerts

Have you ever gone out to a nightclub and woken up the next day with ringing in your ears? Earplugs especially designed for loud music will help you enjoy nightclubs and concerts without paying for it the next day at least not with your ears! Earplugs are small, totally discreet and can ensure you don’t suffer from the effects of Tinnitus.

7. Children

If your child has ever panicked at a fireworks show, you’ll understand why we included children. But even if loud noises don’t seem to bother your child, the fact is, small children’s tiny ears can be far more sensitive than adult ears to high-pitched sounds. Since noise can be made up of many different pitches of sound simultaneously, it can be difficult to determine when your child is more at risk. Earplugs designed in children’s sizes help you err on the side of caution by protecting your child’s hearing and looking after their ears.

8. Water Protection

Swimmers and surfers often get water in their ears, resulting in a condition called “swimmer’s ear” that keeps you away from the sports you enjoy. Water protection earplugs create a seal that keeps water out and your ear canal dry. This reduces the risk of infection, allowing you to enjoy your normal activities without risk.

9. Motorcycling

Motorcycling is fun, but exposes your ears to a high and consistent noise level. Whether you cycle for sport or for transportation (or both!), earplugs are the ideal solution to combat these high noise levels and protect your ears.