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Flare Audio Calmer earbuds reduce noise sensitivity
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Life-Changing Product – Flare Audio Calmer Earbuds for Misophonia

Back in 2020 I saw an advert on Facebook for some magical earbuds that supposedly helped reduce stress levels for people with Misophonia and sensitive hearing in a “subtle, but potentially life-changing way”. Like most people, I was sceptical of such claims, especially on a Facebook ad.

But when I looked at the comments, I was surprised to see how many people with a hypersensitivity to sound pointed out these earbuds filter irritating noises to a more manageable level. So I thought I’d try some for myself.

Two years later I’m writing this article about how I’ve spent over £300 on earbuds for myself and my family, something I never imagined I’d say in my lifetime. But why?

Well, here’s my experience with the Flare Audio Calmer Earbuds and how they improved my quality of life.

What are Calmer Earbuds?

Flare Audio’s Calmer earbuds are small, discreet, and comfortable soft silicone ear devices designed for sensitive hearing protection from auditory triggers. Unlike other ear plugs or headsets, they’re not wired, have a discreet design, and you won’t need to download an app or pair them with your smartphone.

These discreet devices also don’t block out all annoying sounds, just the sound waves that trigger sound sensitivities such as Misophonia, and even hearing conditions such as Tinnitus. But that’s a good thing, as the goal isn’t to block loud sounds out, but to go about your everyday life with fewer stressors and harsh noises, so you can hear everyone around you.

How do Calmer Earbuds Help Sound Sensitivities?

When we concentrate our attention on something, it becomes easier to focus on other things. When we relax our mind, we become more aware of everything around us. That is why meditation helps you to calm down and think clearly, and the Calmer buds offer a way into that mindset by removing the most distracting frequencies from everyday sounds by reshaping your ear canal.

It’s suspected those of us who are hypersensitive to loud noise have an evolutionary trait which has been passed down through generations. We have developed these sound sensitivities as a survival mechanism when we were hunting animals and needed to be able to hear predators coming at us.

In a connected, modern world, this has proven to be much more of a hindrance than a help, often triggering stressful fight-or-flight responses and a hatred of sound. So those of us with noise sensitivity can enjoy earbuds like these to reduce the stressful sounds that come from background noise and put our minds in a more relaxed state, avoiding sensory overwhelm in the process.

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The clear, translucent Calmer earbuds are the most popular choice for a discreet fit

First Impressions – Designs and Sizes

The Calmer comes in recyclable packaging as an eco-friendly cardboard packet, with a mesh carry bag and a handy user guide.

The Calmer earbuds are made of durable silicone and are small, but in a good way! The earbuds take an oval shape and have an antenna-like tail at the end of the earbuds to allow easy removal.

They come in three sizes – Kids size, mini size, and standard size, so there’s something for everyone. My daughter’s 6 and she wears the kids ones, her mum wears the mini and I (an average sized man) wear the standard size.

What I Like

Where do I begin? I can’t begin to stress (no pun intended!) how much these earbuds changed my life when I first tried them back in 2020. Here are three main things I love about Calmer earbuds:

They Actually Work!

It’s easy to be sceptical about a product that claims to remove unpleasant sounds and reduce the sensory overwhelm that comes with neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD and Misophonia. But in reality, they have to be heard to be believed!

It’s important to remember that they work best when you don’t realise you have them in – It’s only when you take them out that you realise how relaxed you are! Which leads me onto my next point.

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Flare Audio Calmer come in a range of sizes and colours!

You Forget You’re Wearing Them

The earbuds are so comfortable I forget I’m wearing them all the time. To the point where I’ve left them in overnight for days on end (Note, this isn’t recommended as your ears need to breathe). But I see that as a testament to how comfortable they really are!

They’re Excellent Value for Money

Coming in at just under £20 in the UK and $30 in the USA, the Calmer buds are a bargain. Whatever your use case, you’ll make £20 back in ways you can’t imagine.

Maybe you’re more productive at work and get more shift hours, or you get better grades at college since you can focus better. Or if you’re like me, you’re happier wearing them and so don’t overeat, saving money there too!

The Only Downside

If your ears are different sizes like mine, you may find that one earbud fits nicer than the other.

For me, this isn’t a huge issue on the Calmer range since they’re soft and flexible enough to accommodate this. But on the Pro version I do have some issues with my right ear over extended periods of time, so I only wear those for two-three hours at most.

Of course, this will vary from person-to-person, and they do offer a very generous 100-day returns guarantee. But I can’t fault the original Calmer range otherwise. They work like an absolute dream and I love how they are so discreet unlike regular earplugs.

Calmer and Music

Some users have reported that they use Calmer earbuds to enhance the audio of their favourite artists. While I never bought them for boosting audio quality and the overall listening experience, nor did I notice a significant difference, they haven’t hindered my audio experience.

Then again, I often listen to amateur recordings through high-end headphones, which sit over the top of the earbuds with comfort. So even with loud music in my ears, these are still very comfortable and enjoyable!

Flare Audio Calmer Pro earbuds outdoors in hand

For enhanced music quality and if you’re ultra-sensitive to noise, go for the Calmer Pro!

Flare Audio’s Returns Policy is a Deal-Breaker

One of my biggest gripes with products like this is when they give you a measly return window for health and safety reasons. But not Flare Audio who are so convinced you’ll enjoy the Calmer experience they offer an incredibly generous 100-day returns policy.

Why that’s so vital is because the earbuds do take some getting used to (as well as finding the right size for you, of course). Many Autistic people struggle with tactile sensory issues too, so the returns policy is a deal-breaker.

Do note as well that you need to give them time to work. I found that it took me a day or two to really familiarise myself with how they work, and now I can’t stop wearing them. They truly have changed my life and improved my relationship with my family!

Get 15% off Flare Audio’s life-changing range of earbuds today and let them change your life like they have changed mine!

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Flare Audio Calmer Earbuds

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The Flare Audio Calmer range is one of the most innovative products to come to market in recent years. With a range of colors and sizes, as well as the Night and Pro versions, there's something for everyone. Plus, the 100-day guarantee gives an extra level of confidence for those who are still on the fence. Truly life-changing.

Pros
  • They work exactly as advertised!
  • Easy to insert, remove, and clean
  • Very comfortable for long periods
  • More discreet than rival products
  • Cheap entry level pricing
Cons
  • Easy to lose one if you have ADHD (Spares are available!)
  • People with different-sized ear canals may need to purchase two sizes and mix

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30-Something Millennial with ADHD and suspected Autistic and Dyspraxic. Thought leader behind this website. Big visions of a better future for everyone, but forgets where he is half the time.Loves Rugby, his kids, and anything silly. Hates U2 and Marmite.

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