I need something to my ear covered.

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by MichaelM, 4 May 2008.

  1. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    I've had a recurring ear problem, and am waiting to see ENT (up to 18 weeks - but it's o.k. Gordon was on tv this morning saying things are going to plan), but in the meantime I need to keep my ear covered while riding. I'm using an Endura head band atm, but as the weather improves it's begining to boil my head.

    I want something a bit cooler, be able to fully cover the ear, and preferably be wind proof. Any recommendations?
  2. rikgrimsby

    rikgrimsby New Member

    get urself a buff
  3. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

  5. Horace Goes Skiing

    Horace Goes Skiing New Member

    I've got a pair of 180 ear warmers for the winter. They keep your ears out of the wind without overheating your head

    Link to 180 website

    Looks like they have ones with varying degrees of insulation too.
  6. Sargent

    Sargent Senior Member

    Can I ask what you're waiting to see a specialist about?

    I've suddenly got back in the saddle, and have done some pretty long rides the last few weeks. Now, my ears feel blocked :smile: Had them checked by the nurse and theyre clear, so I'm booked to see the doc.

    Just wondered if there was any connection with a lot of headwind and ear problems?
  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Move to Blackburn, you'll be seen by ENT in 3 days like I was.
  8. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    I'd try cutting up a buff into thinner strips - they probably wont last that long but you should get a season out of one.
  9. Fiona N

    Fiona N Well-Known Member

    +1 Earbags - absolutely the way to go :-)
  10. OP

    MichaelM Veteran

    Holy thread resurrection serge!

    I had/have exostosis of the ear canal (surfers ear). Had the right side drilled which solved the continuous infection/headaches, though I'm half deaf now. Left side is in need of doing but was not as bad as right side. I always wear a Buff now when cycling.
  11. chillyuk

    chillyuk Guest

    I keep getting repeat ear infections and headaches. My headaches have been pretty constant through my last bout of ear infection. All the doctors do is to give me antibiotics. I have just got over my third infection since the new year, but still have a constant headache. The trouble is the older you get the less real interest the medics have sorting you out. I would like to see some investigations to try and work out if there is an underlying cause rather than just keep treating the symptoms. Though of secondary importance I have lost weeks off my bike, and for a person in his 60's recovery of fitness isn't as fast or easy as for younger people.
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