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wyntreblossom199-autismblog:

Headphones to reduce noise?

realsocialskills:

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A friend of mine recently lent me her noise-canceling earmuffs that she uses for the firing range at a party, and I found them super helpful for avoiding getting overwhelmed by the noisiness of the group. They…

wyntreblossom199-autismblog said:

https://www.therapyshoppe.com/category/P587-ultimate-10-earmuffs-noise-sensitivity-autism-ear-muff

wolfesbrain:

Headphones to reduce noise?

actualtsoni:

realsocialskills:

realsocialskills:

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A friend of mine recently lent me her noise-canceling earmuffs that she uses for the firing range at a party, and I found them super helpful for avoiding getting overwhelmed by the noisiness of…

wolfesbrain said:

If price is an issue, you can also look for “noise-isolating” or “noise-blocking” kit. Noise canceling is (if I’m understanding things correctly) supposed to be an active process of taking in sound and putting out sound waves that’re equal and opposite so that they cancel out.

Noise-isolating/blocking is usually passive and works as it sounds, by blocking sound from entering the ear.

As for brand reccs, I have a bad habit of pushing Skullcandy brand gear. They’re well-built, reasonably priced, and of high enough quality that someone who’s not an audiophile won’t complain. Plus, they’ve got an awesome warranty. Manaufacturers defects equal replacement no questions asked, if you destroy them accidentally, they’ll give you a credit for 50% of the current MSRP of the broken device towards the purchase of a new one.

ways some people use headphones to reduce overload from noise

kiwisson replied to your post “Headphones to reduce noise?”:
no particular brand recs (my favorite pair are cheap generic) but in general - try a music store or similar? see if you can try the headphones on before purchasing? i find padding that fits AROUND the ear is comfier than ON the ear.
insomniacafeisnotunique replied to your post“Headphones to reduce noise?”
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ear+defenders&sprefix=ear+defenders%2Caps%2C200 Not sure whether it’s these you’re looking for, but I have ear defenders like the ones on Amazon, and they’re good.
zwartezwaluw replied to your post“Headphones to reduce noise?”
I have a Bose Quietcomfort 15. It is really comfortable and light and it works really well. It is 300 dollars/euro’s though… You can get them online or at an high end electronics store.
einhornglitzenkampf replied to your post“Headphones to reduce noise?”
I use some £20 over the head Sony headphones and play white noise into them. I also use them to listen to music on long journeys so they have at least 3hrs comfy wear in them.
zandraart replied to your post“Headphones to reduce noise?”
i have adhd and using bose’ noise cancelling headphones, even when not plugged into music, really helps me focus and recenter! :)
quietgames replied to your post“Headphones to reduce noise?”
I use musician’s earplugs, because they’re more discrete and I can use them comfortably for longer periods of time than earmuffs (2-3 hours). They’re really good for reducing background noise, especially in crowded places.

justlittlescumbags replied to your post“Headphones to reduce noise?”
i know some people who are sound sensitive who use headphones that are i think made for use at shooting ranges. similar ones come up if you just google “shooting headphones.” i don’t use them myself however so can’t recommend any certain brand.
occoris replied to your post“Headphones to reduce noise?”
I have a Bluetooth collar with earbuds that I use for this sometimes- even just the slight muffling of noise helps a lot lot

Headphones to reduce noise?

actualtsoni:

realsocialskills:

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A friend of mine recently lent me her noise-canceling earmuffs that she uses for the firing range at a party, and I found them super helpful for avoiding getting overwhelmed by the noisiness of the group. They were only comfortable to wear for about 45 minutes-an hour, though. Do you or any of your followers have any advice on how to find similar earmuffs/headphones that would be comfortable for long wear on a very large adult head?

realsocialskills said:

I don’t know, but I bet a lot of people who read this do.

People who use earmuffs or headphones to avoid auditory overload - which kind do you use? What’s the most comfortable? And where can you buy them?

actualtsoni said:

i find earmuffs to be uncomfortable in general, triggering a lot of my sensory overload triggers anyways. trade off auditory overload for tactile overload, not exactly what i wanna do.

so i went with headphones instead. bose noise-cancelling headphones are designed to be comfortable and cancel noise pretty well, but theyre definitely not strong enough for very noisy situations. for those i usually have to play enya through the headphones instead, which has saved me from quite a few overload situations, especially in places like my school cafeteria. the combination of music and noise cancellation has helped me, personally, but i know its different for everyone.

plus no one really questions you wearing bose headphones everywhere. theyre pretty nice headphones, so why wouldnt you? they can be expensive, but definitely not as expensive as beats. not sure if lower-quality headphones would also do the trick, but i went as high as my budget would allow and have never regretted it, theyve become essential in my life since. couldnt live without them.

you can get them at best buy and look for labels that describe them as noise cancelling, or if you can, ask one of the people there that youre looking for headphones with good sound quality and noise cancellation. theyll try to sell you beats, so you have to say something like “i don’t care about brand recognition” or “i don’t need beats, just good headphones.” you’ll be paying for the brand, and you only want to be paying for the noise cancellation.

iguanafish:

Headphones to reduce noise?

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A friend of mine recently lent me her noise-canceling earmuffs that she uses for the firing range at a party, and I found them super helpful for avoiding getting overwhelmed by the noisiness of the group. They were only comfortable to…

iguanafish said:

My mom has a set of Bose noise canceling headphones, there’s a switch that actually blocks background noise but you can still hear voices clearly (but quieter).

They also work as music headphones. They are heavy but very padded–maybe more so that firing range or construction muffs since they’re for everyday wear?

I think they are quite expensive.

jemthecrystalgem:

Headphones to reduce noise?

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A friend of mine recently lent me her noise-canceling earmuffs that she uses for the firing range at a party, and I found them super helpful for avoiding getting overwhelmed by the noisiness of the group. They were only comfortable to…

jemthecrystalgem said:

https://www.therapyshoppe.com/category/1386-sleeping-sensory-defensiveness-special-needs-child-therapy-products

Idk how comfy they are but there’s something like that here