Sunday, 3 November 2013

Ear Defenders

You may be surprised how many children with autistic disorder have hyper sensitivity and sensory issues.

Sometimes this manifests itsefl with extreme reactions to smell, touch, taste, warm/cold and sounds.

My son was particularly sensitive to loud noises and we found that using ear defenders helped him a great deal. Please don't get mixed up with headphones which can sometimes be useful in their own way. Ear defenders are designed to actually block sound out !

Yes, you do get some funny looks from people - however we would not have been able to get him into a public toilet without them. He was absolutely petrified of the noise of hand dryers and this helped us enormously.

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