Does your child get overwhelmed by sounds. Does he covers his ears when our in public, but you don’t know why?
Sounds that seem innocent enough to us can be extremely overwhelming to children with auditory sensitivities. Even now, my son will sometimes say he’s just too overwhelmed by a loud room.
I love this video… it shows how your child may be experiencing the sound input coming at him. Also, here are some headphone recommendations.
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Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project) from Miguel Jiron on Vimeo.
I can’t say enough about these Baby Banz Hearing Protector Earmuffs for younger kids. I’ve recommended these to many in our community and have nothing but positive feedback from everyone. Plus, they come in several colors to make them a bit more fun for child. (They even come in green and pink camouflage!)
As my kids have gotten older, we’ve moved to move adult brands, that have worked great for them.
Recommended noise protection headphones for kids:
3M Optime 98 Yellow and Black Over-The-Head EarmufCHAMPS Kids Ear Muffs Earmuff Noise Protection Reduction Headphones for Toddlers Kid Children TeenSnug Kids Ear Protection – Noise Cancelling Sound Proof Earmuffs/Headphones for Toddlers, Children & Adults (Unicorns)ZOHAN EM030 [Upgraded] Kids Hearing Protection Safety Earmuffs | Adjustable Ear Defenders Fit for Toddlers, Children and Young Teens