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My job often involves me having to work nearby heavy duty machinery for long periods of time outdoors and as such I was advised to wear ear plugs whenever possible to protect my ears. I generally tend to avoid putting them in so as not to miss out on any gossip or phone calls, but if I am working alone I use them.
The ear plugs come in a pack of three, with different colours for each pair. The colours are green, orange and pink and are almost a neon shade of each and are glow in the dark which is handy if you drop one in a dark place! The ear plugs come in a small and compact see through plastic box that folds open like a suitcase. This case has the Quies branding on the front and a gent with his fingers in his ears looking to be in some pain and discomfort! Instructions are included briefly on the back and inside the case. It is a great storage box for the ear plugs as it keeps them safe and most importantly clean!
The ear plugs are quite small, stodgy and squidgy, being made of foam material they tend to mould to your ear hole shape. To use these you simply hold them between your thumb and forefinger and insert them into your ear hole until they are far enough in to stay and feel secure. You should not push the plugs too hard or far into your ears as this will cause you pain and discomfort and for long periods of use will be unbearable.
My ears are pretty small and I struggle with things like headphones staying in place, particularly when I am walking or working. These ear plugs are great because they mould to the inside of your ear, being made of memory foam, and slightly expand to hold them firmly in place. I wouldn't say that they stay in my ears 100% of the time but I am not struggling with them constantly either so for me that is a result.
Do They Work?
On a construction site as you can imagine there is constantly heavy duty machinery and tools on the go other than on break times. These ear plugs once inserted definitely block out a large amount of this noise and muffles the rest. They are also very good for keeping out dust and dirt that can be an issue on site. Their noise protection rating is 35dB, which I believe to be a good rating. Ear Plugs are a very personal preference but I have found most of my work friends buy these Quies ear plugs.
This is the only brand of ear plus I have used and they were recommended to me by a colleague and I have found them to be great for the job and am not planning on trying another brand in the near future. The price is good at about £3.50 for three pairs from Amazon.co.uk and they are reusable, it is your choice as the wearer as to when you feel they need changing!
I am a really light sleeper and the sightest noise will wake me up then I find it hard to go back to sleep and fidgit all night dosing in and out of sleep and waking up in the morning in a bad mood, reaching for the coffee to help wake me from the tiredness.
So, having seen these a while ago in the local chemist for £3.99 I bought my first pair probably about two years ago and have now a constant supply of these in my overnight bag, in my bedroom drawer and a pair in my handbag incase I get stranded anywhere or sleep over at someone's house unexpectedly.
These are foam ear plugs that work wonders, they come in bright colours and you just squeeze them up and push them into the ears, where they expand again to the shape of your ear blocking and reducing outside noise.
Do they work, well yes they do and really well too, my husband snores but then again so do I , but he is worse if he drinks guiness for some unexplainable reason and I put my ear plugs in so I can't hear him otherwise we will keep waking each other up all night saying "shhh" or "your snoring" or stressing about not sleeping.
He has his own pairs so it's good to be able to get a good nights sleep.
I take these with me if I have to go on holiday as you never know how thin the walls are or how many people might be out late shouting and being noisy outside on holiday enjoying themselves.
I took them on a recent trip up north where we had to stay in a travelodge over night to break the long journey and this was a really noisy place as there was an off licience underneath my window and people were coming and going all night, also the travelodge was in town and there was traffic and buses around until late hours.
I live rural and there is no traffic apart from the odd car at night going home on the counrty lane, so staying in town is always a nightmare with noise for me and these ear plugs really help.
I cannot hear much noise when I am wearing them they muffle the outside noise and I can get to sleep. I can hear the alarm clock but it's muffled and I can hear if anyone is talking to me if they stand near and try to wake me, but other noise in the distance is unheard and so a good nights sleep can be had with these in.
I can recommend them if you sleep with a snorer and can't think of anything else to cure them , just block the noise and get a good nights sleep.
These brightly coloured soft as can be earplugs have become my friends in recent years. I travel a lot by plane usually just back and forth from Dublin to Scotland but twice a year I visit New York and that's a long flight. I always used to fly Delta Airlines and the first year I flew with them was four years ago and the quality of service was far better than it is now, but I'm not here to write a review of an airline. The reason I mention them is they used to supply their passengers with dark "delta" red ear plugs just like these. A nice touch I thought as they help cancel out some of the loud noise that can be present on aeroplanes. But come my second trip one year later this nice touch was gone. And seeing I had been expecting them to be on board I had to endure the loud hum of the airline for seven hours, making it hard for me to sleep at all, as I find it difficult to sleep even at home (I'm a very light sleeper and somewhat of an night owl). Since that day I never travel without earplugs and even use them regularly at home, as at night my cats always decide to through a party for some reason.
These stand out from the normal, plain, boring earplugs available as they are cheerfully coloured in bright orange, red and green. The pack of three pairs come in a handy clear plastic box that ensures they stay in one place until used. Of course it's not advisable to place used earplugs back into the same box as the clean, never before used ones for obvious hygiene reasons.
To use these takes no effort at all, most people just plunge right in. But I twist the earplug to make it narrow gently pull the top of my ear upwards using my right hand, then gently insert the plug into my ear canal with my left. I then realise both hands and instantly I can feel the soft earplug unwinding and moulding to the very shape of my inner ear. This molding effect insures a good seal with the ear to block out exterior noise.
These are very comfortable to wear as having an uncomfortable foreign object in your ear as you are trying to sleep wouldn't be advisable. The first night I used them I was very aware they were there but when I woke up during the night I had totally forgotten they in there at all. That's another thing worth adding, they actually stay in. Other brands can become loose and fall out as you sleep. While others can feel like you have hammered a wine cork into each ear, not a pleasant sensation.
These multi coloured earplugs are lovely and soft in the ear and do block out a lot of noise. The only reason I do feel uncomfortable wearing these has nothing to do with the quality of the product but does have something to do with how well they work. I do worry that if the smoke alarm sounded would I be able to hear it. As I said I'm a light sleeper but when using these I can literally slip into a coma. My morning alarm (from my phone) regularly beeps itself flat and that's right by my bedside. So for that reason I wouldn't recommend using these if you already have trouble with your hearing as I have perfect hearing and these block out most sounds even alarms as they have a 35 decibel rating.
But for travel or if you have particularly loud alarms or they are in the same room as you (my smoke alarm is not, it's on the upstairs landing) these are a great product to have.
Also if you have a spouse that you can't stand listening to any longer just pop these in then smile and nod.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night.
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Earplugs are my constant companion when I go to a trip or a holiday with "unknown snoring status" or to places where I assume there will be noisy at night. I can say I could not live without them.
I buy these mainly because of their colour. They are naturally prettier than the regular yellow ones plus keeping track of the ones you used too much (or keep track which ones the others use when they find out how handy these things are...). Fact that they come in a box where you can keep them is also a plus.
They are easy to get in the ears, you just twist them a bit and stick them in the ear, there they will "return to their original shape" or better to say will get in shape that will fit your ear. First use might be a bit awkward since you do get the feel either that you pushed it to far in or too little or that they will fall out but you are probably doing it just right. As the foam changes in your ear you might hear some sounds (that some find annoying) but they will stop soon. Getting them out of ears is effortless. They are soft and I do not feel them in my ears. I must mention though that although I am satisfied with these I have came across a pair or a plug that did not work for me, it ether fell out at night or left an uncomfortable feeling in the ear - but this is like 1 in a 100 case (yes I used many, mostly due to my special ability of loosing these things).
They were given the ultimate test this year when I was stuck with 30 different people for more than two weeks in different low cost places with rooms varying from 2-bed to 10 bed. The chances of being in a noisy place with a noisy person were quite grand. These babies were packed without a second thought.
***They easily overcame:***
- 99.5% percent of snoring I encountered (the percentage is not accurate:)... There were days when I got snoring room-mates and in most cases I did not hear anything. There was one hard-core snorer though that was literately making walls shake with his snoring, I personally have never heard louder snoring than that night (it was even empowered by alcohol the man drank). This horrific snoring was strong enough to penetrate my "earplug-shields" a little bit but it was still tolerable. I can without a doubt say I would not sleep that night if I would not have these. Not a chance, impossible, that snoring was scary...
-natures alarm clock the "cock-a-doodle-doo" under the window, there have been reports (from my room-mates and others) that this lovely bird started it's serenade at 4am. Thanks to these babies I would not know. All other less loud animals (dogs, cats, cows...) noises were silenced by these too.
-traffic... Bring it on, could not wake me!
-90% of singing... You will appreciate them when people are singing out of tune and you want to sleep...
-thunderstorms I did hear but it was very tolerable. I am a bit snappy when the thunder strikes but this makes the noise way less intense, so you wont see me jumping in bed.
Somewhere in the middle of this "vacation" I was left with only one pair since I was begged to give out the other two.
***What about the morning alarm clock?***
Well am able to hear it a bit (like something in the distance) and usually get up. But oversleeping is not really that hard. My alarm clock is really quiet though, an loud alarm clock should get through nicely enough.
Get them if you are going somewhere or have a "snorer" by your side. They are not especially pricey and you certainly get your moneys worth (or even more). I personally recommend these plugs.
As much as I like my downstairs neighbours to my flat I have to say it can get really noisy alot of the time. The flat I live in is like within a house and really isn't very sound proofed at all and so I get woken up at 5am when they get up to feed their baby and at 1am in the morning with them chatting in their kitchen which is directly under my bedroom to which I can pretty much make every word out that they are saying just before they go to bed.
Add to that the fact that any noise disturbs my sleep and the fact that I have a wonderful boyfriend who comes to stay for a few nights rather often who sounds like a right pig asleep all night long!
Try as I may to ignore the noise I just can't and this has driven me to take all sorts of measures from using wax earplugs to wearing earmuffs, to wrapping my head in a scarf and the only thing I find to help me is wax earplugs even then I can't get off to sleep with noise going on around me but seem to stay asleep for longer with them in. However wax earplugs was working out rather expensive for me cos they kept popping out my ears and getting lost or washed with my bedding and lost forever!
So finally I spotted these on Amazon looking for items to try help me rest easier and ordered a box of 3 pairs for £2.79.
The earplugs come in a see-through frosted, secure, oblong case and on the front of it there is a photogrpah of a man on there with his fingers in his ears and we are told that they are Quies Protection Auditive Earplugs, 'Foam' and that they are 35db and 3 pairs in my case are provided. Inside the case there is a light and dark green piece of paper on which we are told lots of information in foreign languages as well as English and shown and told how to use them and contact details for Quies are given. I like the little case that these come in in case you want to protect them and keep them secure when travelling and the likes.
What you get in a box of these is 3 pairs of different coloured foam earplugs. They are sort of bell shaped and long and squishy to the touch and they come in three colours which are all flourescent and one pair are pink, one are green and one an orange colour and it is particulary handy in the dark if you lose them and wake up as you can see them!
All you do with these is squish them up between your fingers slightly and pop them into your ear as far as you can push without feeling pain. These are really soft and flexible and then when they are in your ear they simply expand into your ear canal slightly and are meant to stop noise coming through!
However I find these completely pointless for me. Not only do they not really help keep any noise out though they are comfortable once popped into place they do tend to pop out of the ear with too much ease. I do like the way that it is hard to lose them as they are glow in the dark but really these do nothing for me at all sadly and I found them to be a bit of a waste of my money to be honest.
These cost about £3.00 for a case of three pairs in all good chemists etc and are currently selling for £2.79 inc postage and package on Amazon.