MoreBikes.co.uk chatted to Louie Amphlett, a recent Product Design graduate from the University of Brighton, who could hold the secret to the future of motorcycle helmet design….

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“When it came to choosing my final year project, I decided to focus on improving rider comfort and welfare. Through that project I investigated a few avenues which might be potential problems – I decided on hearing loss as it’s something close to home as my dad suffers from it. While it’s associated with other factors including workplace and festivals for the last 30 years or so – riding a motorcycle has contributed too. I think he started to use hearing protection in the late 1990s or so but after that time it’s already had a few decades of damage. Unfortunately there’s not any surgery that’s possible to resurrect the original hearing ability – once it’s gone then it’s gone.”

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