|Flare Audio Calmer: In-Ear Devices to Reduce Stress & Soothe Sound Sensitivites|
Calmer by Flare Audio isn't a normal ear plug. Designed to dampen alarming frequencies and reduce stress, Calmer in-ear devices reduce noise and distortion without muffling sound. Calmer was created to ease sound sensitivities and help you feel more calm.
Calmer works by changing the way sound enters the ear. The small shell at the outer entrance to the ear canal is called the concha, and it's normally responsible for resonating sounds - which shapes the way those sounds enter the ear canal and arrive at the ear drum. Mid- and high-frequency sounds, in particular, gain a lot of resonance at the concha. Calmer reduces distortion by channeling soundwaves through a tiny waveguide that reflects sound into the ear, bypassing the effect of the concha. In short, Calmer removes the resonance. And the result is a more soothing soundscape that is especially ideal for anyone who struggles with significant stress or sensory issues.
Calmer is made of soft-touch silicone that is durable, non-irritating, washable, and latex-free. The comfortable in-ear design offers an extremely low-profile fit for a subtle look that works anywhere. Available in two sizes: standard size fits most; if you already know for sure that you have smaller ear canals, opt for the smaller mini size.
Calmer Reduces Stress
Calmer is especially good at dampening acute noises like phones, yelling voices, subway trains, barking dogs, distant alarms, and slamming doors. These sounds are common "trigger points" that function to keep us on high alert: they provoke a stress response in the brain. The amygdala, a small region of the brainstem, is responsible for a great deal of our emotional processing, including (among many other things) learning which sounds do and do not indicate danger. The amygdala responds to dangerous sounds by signaling for the release of cortisol, the stress hormone. This works great when noises might warn of approaching predators - but unfortunately, the same stress responses to sound that kept us alive before the dawn of civilization now mean that, in the modern world, we stay stuck in a constant state of "fight-or-flight" tension while just trying to work, relax, or socialize.
By reducing noise and distortion, Calmer reduces that stress. The noises become less disturbing, and the stress diminshes.
Consider using Calmer to reduce stress while working, studying, traveling, commuting, and general wear in busy environments.
Calmer, Autism, and Hearing Sensitivity
For those with sensitive hearing, noisy daily life isn't just stressful - it can be distressing, anxiety-provoking, and painful. Calmer can help make the world a little more bearable for people with hypersensitive hearing conditions, including hyperacusis, misophonia, and autism.
It's often sudden, loud, mid- and high-frequency noises that can cause the most distress, and Calmer is particularly effective at dampening sound in these ranges. Calmer brings triggering noise down to a manageable level. And unlike using regular ear plugs that can distort sound or create a muffled, disconnected feeling, Calmer actually reduces sound distortion. As a result, these small in-ear devices can greatly help to reduce sounds that might be alarming, painful, or distressing - but without interfering with conversations, personal safety, and other practical daily concerns. For autistic people and many others with hearing-related sensory issues, being able to ease noisy pain points can be life-changing.
Calmer is low-profile and well-designed for inconspicuous use, each tiny earpiece features easy-to-grab tabs for anxiety-free removal when you're ready to take them out, and their soft silicone material is non-irritating and comfortable enough for frequent daily wear.
Consider using Calmer to reduce noise sensitivity related to autism, hyperacusis, misophonia, general sensitivy to sound, noise-related stress, and other hearing sensitivities.
- One pair of Calmer ear plugs
- Flare mesh carry pouch
- Instruction manual
- "Flare Upgrade" sticker
Calmer comes in 100% recyclable paper packaging.
Flare Audio Calmer: Available SKU's
- CAL-SI-GRY - CALMER Silicone Grey
- CAL-SI-TRN - CALMER Silicone Translucent
- CAL-MINI-SI-GRY - CALMER MINI Silicone Grey
- CAL-MINI-SI-TRN - CALMER MINI Silicone Translucent