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My older son's auditory defensiveness is becoming more problematic. I'd love to get him some effective noise-canceling headphones during those periods when it's a real problem, but they all seem so expensive! I don't want to spend tons of money on something that may end up broken when he has a meltdown or is being careless. Do you have any recommendations for good but inexpensive noise-canceling headphones? Thank you!

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I'm not sure about that. One of my former students uses them a lot and they have $$ so they buy the Bose ones that work really well for him. But they have gone through several pairs.

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We are looking into getting some of these for our daughter whose auditory defensiveness is one of the more problematic aspects of her SPD. I haven'T done much research on this so I'm interested to hear what others think.


Do earplugs work as well? I know that people use them for loud concerts etc. and I'm wondering if they're something that OTs recommend? They are certainly much cheaper & more inobtrusive than headphones...

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There are some Peltor Kid's ear muffs that sell for about $15-$20. I don't think that they are noise canceling, but they allow some sound through. I know people who've used them in various situations (one with an SPD child and one who flies a light airplane and wants to protect her child's hearing).

Ah, here's a link:
http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/...-earmuffs.html

There's a junior version for slightly older kids.

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My son uses cheap foam ear plugs from the drug store. We go through several pairs a month. He carries a pair in back pack and a pair in his pocket. He uses them at after school and at martial arts.
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There are some Peltor Kid's ear muffs that sell for about $15-$20. I don't think that they are noise canceling, but they allow some sound through. I know people who've used them in various situations (one with an SPD child and one who flies a light airplane and wants to protect her child's hearing).

Ah, here's a link:
http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/...-earmuffs.html

There's a junior version for slightly older kids.
I bought those. They work pretty well.
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Yes, we bought those Peltor Kids ear muffs. They work well for him during really loud things. He only uses them a few times a year....we usually avoid loud things otherwise. But to see the fireworks...oh yeah. He didn't want to wear them at first, but when he realized how much they toned the sound down, he was more than happy to keep them on.

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Awesome! Thank you all so much for the help!!!!

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