A review reviewed...
on the 30th Apr 2018
These were meant to be the lifeline which I had been looking for. My previous review - based on say, a few day's use (perhaps a week at most) was glowing. Note the past tense. No complaints re the style and light weight of the aluminium plugs - it's just the actual black buds themselves. They don't last. And while they're not supposed to be permanent - I get that - equally I would have expected a longer wear out of them especially considering the cost of the originals and their replacements. It's a shame because by the time you get to this site - if you live with a chronic snorer - you'll be desperate, so these buds offer a way to the land of nod without having to rely on sleeping tablets. But the problem is that the buds end up tearing and disintegrating meaning the hard core of the metal holder is exposed after a couple of weeks' use. If you have a disposable income and are happy to replace these buds on a regular basis - then they can work for you. Be advised though that they do not block out as much sound as the blurb implies. Granted it's crucial while we're sleeping (or trying to!) that we can still hear our surroundings but when those surroundings include the snoring/sounds you're trying to block out then it begs the question - what's the point? Plus they'll fall out of your ears. Too many times I've woken up in the middle of the night feeling around for a small bud. And that's not a euphemism. So in relation to those two points the Isolate 'revolutionary' ear plugs have turned out to be a disappointment. I've had to resort to Drapers' Industrial ear-plugs (orange and made from rubber silicon and costing £1 max) in order to get some kip. Can I ask that Isolate look again at their ear-buds. Even if biodegradeable (a welcome plus) they should still last longer than a few weeks. So for that reason, I'm giving them a two.
Isolate ear plugs
on the 13th Feb 2018
Comfortable and easy to use. Definitely best noise supressors I have used!
A potential lifeline...
on the 7th Feb 2018
My partner is a chronic snorer and is now facing potential surgery as an option. He has an endoscopy in a couple of weeks which will determine if the problem is palette-linked or nasal. Either way as I'm someone who wakes up at 6am to go to work, HIS snoring became MY problem. I tried commercial earplugs - by Drapers - which worked brilliantly but because they're made of soft natural rubber they deteriorate quickly. The Isolate earplugs then were a lifeline and with the small, medium and large buds, it means they can be tailored to suit. I like the design and unlike the Drapers earplugs appreciated that they didn't have a string attached. Despite the metal and sturdy shape, they're incredibly comfortable. I couldn't feel them nor does the metal feel cold in your ear - they're very snug. What I found though was that the left ear plug regularly slips out of my ear. That suggests it's more to do with my ear canal than anything else. Also you CAN still hear sound which is essential if you have young children but if like me you prefer total silence at night then it's worth noting that you may still hear your partner snoring. What the earplugs do offer is a solid muffling of sound which helps. Ultimately though if your partner snores loudly then get him or her to an ENT Unit.
on the 24th Jan 2018
These are good ear plugs however each time I wear them about halfway through the night I wake to find my ear bones feel a little sore. So I have stopped wearing them.
ISOLATE - Revolutionary Solid Aluminium Ear Plugs
on the 22nd Sep 2017
I purchased the ISOLATE - Revolutionary Solid Aluminium Ear Plugs a week or two ago. Tried it using all three of the flexible ear pieces. Found the best was the large ear piece, but very disappointed as not only could I still hear my snoring wife, but they were also extremely uncomfortable, and I had to remove them after an hour or so!
Does The Job Well.
on the 20th Jan 2017
A good and easy fit, on the higher side pricewise but easy to use and does a very good job of isolating / controlling the outside world. Also helps me to sleep if and when my tinnitus plays silly buggers.
Mrs Lesley Dyer
on the 2nd Jan 2017
I bought these as I get earache with waxed plugs, they thankfully have not caused any problems so far. The problem I have is that they are slightly too long and when I lay on my side push into the ear causing slight discomfort, they also move in the night which then let's sound in..... Will keep trying!!
on the 27th Dec 2016
The plugs do actually work but I find them a bit uncomfortable to wear especially in bed where I wear them the most to keep out traffic noise and snoring from my spouse. The tips could be a bit more flexible to mould to the ears but overall they work better than the foam ones I have bought in the past - still a bit pricey but I suppose they will last a lot longer than the other ones.
Small ear canals - Great fit.
on the 27th Dec 2016
I bought these because they were offerred by BSSAA, I would not have taken the risk otherwise. When you look at the initial cost compared to a pair of disposable ear plugs you really need to justify the purchase. I have been wearing a variety of ear plugs for the past five years, from soft foam, plastic, silicon, mouldable silicone, and rubber. I was pleasantly suprised as these ear plugs: * Fit well. * Stayed in. * Were very comfortable, even as I rolled around in my bed at night, I did not notice them:) * Blocked annoying sounds. * Allowed important sounds in - For example; a fire alarm went off in the middle of the night, and I awoke, and from my bed I was able to listen to the fireman's instructions over the intercom.I also did not experience any tearing of the soft ends, they just slid into my narrow ear canal, night after night, and came out easily in the morning.Will I purchase another pair? Yes. Would I recommend these to a friend? Yes.
Solid ear plugs
on the 22nd Dec 2016
I have been buying the disposable ear plugs for a while to drown out my wife's snoring, I am a light sleeper to be fair. On a cost basis these look expensive but when compared to bags of disposable ones they start to make sense. They also block out much more noise so I am happy with the investment, just trying not to loose them!