Ear plugs (at least) are recommended against noise and wind. The cheap foam ear plugs are better than nothing, but you have to roll them down into very skinny sticks before you insert them. Takes practice. As they warm up, they will expand to fill the ear canal nicely. When I worked on the flight line (back when the jet engines shrieked instead of roared), I used both ear plugs and
shooter's ear cups for hearing protection. Today I do have good hearing, but a still touch of ringing (tinnitus) in the quiet times.
One rock-band member I know will use a cigarette filter if nothing else
, claiming that he can always bum a cigarette. He cuts the filter off, peels the paper, then cuts the filter into two equal lengths, and Shazam! He has new earplugs!
Any port in a storm . . .