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8 Headphones for children with Autism and Auditory Processing Disorder

Children with Autism or Auditory Processing Disorder often have a hard time with noise. Background noise is a constant nuisance and causes major difficulty when it comes to processing information and sorting the important from the unimportant. It is for this reason that noise reducing headphones or earmuffs can come in very handy in loud spaces. Headphones can lower the overall decibel rate of background noise while still allowing your child to hear someone speaking to them.

Where you will need Headphones

HeadphonesSome examples of where your child may need headphones are:
  • School Cafeteria
  • The Mall
  • Concerts or sporting events
  • Airports and on the plane
  • Rooms with echos
  • On noisy city streets
  • Situations where there is multiple conversations being held
  • Add your own examples below

Where you will find Headphones

There are many noise reducing headphones on the market. We selected eight of the most popular noise reducing headphones for children with autism and Auditory Processing Disorder. Do you have a favorite pair of headphones that are not on this list? Please add it in the comment section below.

Peltor Kid's Earmuffs

Peltor Headphones

  • Sized for youth and infants
  • Liquid foam ear cushions
  • Adjustable stainless steel headband
Price: $22.69 Reviews: 4.5 Stars from 272 Reviews Purchase at:

Baby Banz Hearing Protector EarmuffsBaby Banz Hearing Protector Earmuffs

  • For children six months and up
  • The wide, foam-filled cushions ensure that your child is comfortable
  • Perfect for sporting events, concerts or airplane trips
  • Strong enough to withstand damage and wear from frequent use
Price: $22.95 Reviews: 4 Stars from 66 Reviews Purchase at:

NoiseLESS EarphonesNoiseLESS Earphones

  • Noise reduction 26db
  • Adjustable ear cups
  • Designed to completely cover the ears of children for maximum protection
  • Comfortable head band
  • Easy clean APS plastic
Price: $9.95 Reviews: 4 Stars from 1 Review Purchase at:

Howard Leight QM24+ Multiple Positioning Headband EarmuffHoward Leight Multiple Positioning Earmuff

  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Multiple Position headband for over-the-head behind-the-head or under-the-chin wearing
  • NRR 25
Price: $11.45 Reviews: 4 Stars from 5 Reviews Purchase at:

Trademark Tools 75-ER3 Hawk Extra Comfort Hearing Protection, Fully Adjustable Ear MuffTrademark Tools 75-ER3 Hawk Extra Comfort

  • Provides cost-effective hearing protection
  • Ultra lightweight, weighing 4 ounces
  • Adjustable muffs slide to give a custom fit
  • Individually rotating ear cups provide a great fit
  • Soft, padded ear cup for added comfort
Price: $5.99 Reviews: 3 Stars from 3 Reviews Purchase at:
Kids Ear Defenders

Kids Ear Defenders

  • For children aged 0-12 years
  • Adjustable Strap
  • Easy to clean
Price: $14.99 Reviews: N/A Purchase at: 

MSA Safety Works Multi Position Ear MuffsMSA Safety Works Multi Position Ear Muffs

  • Adjustable cups
  • Super-soft ear pads
  • Cushioned headband
  • Noise reduction rating of 24
Price: $11.08 Reviews: 1 star from 1 review Purchase at:
  • Ideal for protecting ear drums from hazardous noises.
  • Conveniently folds for easy storage.
  • 23 decible noise reduction.
  • Adjustable to fit any size head.
  • Quality made by 3M.
Price: $6.97 Reviews: N/A Purchase at:

WRITTEN ON November 20, 2013 BY:

Tzvi Schectman

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+