As Trenton gets older, he is becoming more senstive to nosie. Mommy bought him some headphones especially made for children with autism.
In the world of
Autism Spectrum Disorders, and even for those who have certain
sensitivities to noises and sounds, headphones can be a necessity to
coping with the world around them. In fact, noise reduction headphones
allow some children with Autism to thrive in crowded rooms or the mall.
Children, and even adults with autism
process sounds differently than others. For instance, in a crowded
supermarket, those with Autism lack the ability to focus on the song
playing overhead that would drown out other voices. Instead, the noise
of every conversation becomes overwhelming and irritating often
resulting in frustration, stress and anxiety.
Headphones can help keep the
user calm and some can even reduce noise levels to about 25 decibels.
However, this does not mean that the user can no longer hear anything
going on around them, the noise is simply reduced to a level that is
more manageable. Many headphones simply cancel out noise that is low in
frequency because it helps to reduce background noise.
There are many headphones
available to the public that range in size, price and capabilities. The
following is a list of headphones that can help keep a user with Autism
calm and anxiety free in crowded or overwhelming situations.
We will take these with us wherever we go from now just in case we need them.