As the work becomes more independent and critical thinking increases, having tools such as noise cancelling headphones has been researched to make tremendous improvements in many areas of learning. We have been lucky to receive a pair of excellent noise reduction headphones for each student in grade 4! Please continue reading for some of the benefits below!
5 Benefits of Noise Cancelling Headphones for Kids
There are undoubtedly many and varied benefits to providing your child with some quiet time. If you cannot apply any soundproofing to the rooms in your home, then periodic use of some noise reducing earmuffs may be a good alternative. Let’s take a more detailed look at 5 of the common benefits:
1. Protect Developing Ears
Sound pressure from noise is amplified in the narrower developing ear canals of young children and babies, making them more sensitive and susceptible to hearing damage. Kids can perceive a noise to be up to 20 decibels louder than an adult. Hearing loss is cumulative and irreversible, and your child may not notice the effects until much later in life.
2. Provides Sensory breaks
Too much stimulation can be a harmful thing, especially for children with sensory conditions like Autism and ADHD. Headphones can provide a break from the stimulation, and prevent a ‘meltdown’ or sensory overload situation.
3. Helps to Calm Nervous and Uneasy Feelings
Some children feel nervous and uneasy when louder unfamiliar noises are present. What might seem like normal noise to the adult, might actually be perceived like ”nails on a chalkboard” to the child. If the noise reducing earmuffs work, it can actually help you and your child to visit and experience new places that might otherwise upset them.
4. Reduce Noise Related Stress
The calming effect of wearing noise cancelling headphones can also reduce the stress the child may be feeling. Loud or unpleasant sounds can largely be filtered out, and possibly will prevent outbursts and meltdowns.
5. Increase Focus
Reducing background noise and distractions can help children with auditory processing issues to focus. A pair of noise cancelling headphones for kids with this type of disorder can help them pick out the important sounds while filtering out the background noise. This can help the child with listening problems and also help improve their learning skills.