Hi Guys, I recently got my ful license and took my bike for its first long run from Hobart to Launceston where I could ride at 110kph for sustained periods of time. When I first purchased my bike gear I bought an entry level KBC Force RR helmet to go with the bike. The helmet has been fantastic crusing around at learner speeds but when I was on my sustained 110kph ride, the noise was so bad inside the helmet from the outside airflow that I have had ringing ears for two days. Admittedly it was a little windy on a couple of parts of the ride but holy smokes it sounded I was in the middle of a hurricane! I was wondering if this sort of noise is "normal" at 100kph+ speeds or is it a function of the level of helmet that I have purchased as my first? When I got to Launceston to have the bike have its first 1000km service I asked the dealer what gives with the hurricane next to my ears and he said that a lot of riders wear ear plugs to reduce this sort of noise and even on some of the more expensive helmets such as the Shoei or the BMW EVO System 5 helmets riders do sometimes experience lots of external noise. I was wondering if any of netrider community has any recommendations regarding this sort of noise - new helmet? (if so what brand/model) - ear plugs? I am really concerned about this as I don't want to suffer any sort of hearing damage! Many thanks from a Newbie with ringing ears! Zeus.