The Benefits of Ear Defenders for Sensory Integration
Ear Defenders, Ear Muffs, Ear Protectors….call them what you like but they are a life saver to many autistic children and their families. Children and autistic adults with sensory issues are often sensitive to noise. It seems that it can be particular sounds or certain frequency of noises that can be troublesome. On reflection “troublesome” seems something of an understatement as my own son can appear to be in physical pain on being exposed to certain sounds and noises.
Some examples of noises and sounds that can effect those with sensory issues are vacuum cleaners, hand dryers in public toilets, crying babies as well as loud music and generally sudden loud noises.
So what are the benefits of Ear Defenders? Well Ear Defenders are inexpensive, light and compact and can easily be carried. They are often similar to the Ear Protectors worn by workmen to protect hearing from loud noises such a drilling, but tend to be more refined, more comfortable to wear and in a range of colours. We sell a range of ear defenders called “Earbudeze”. These comply fully with the requirements of the European Directive 89/686/EEC by means of the European Standard EN352-1/EN352-3 : 2002 "Hearing Protector Safety Requirement & testing. They are fully adjustable and will fit pretty much any headsize from a 12 month old baby to an adult. These are available from our website at just £9.00 + VAT