I never really thought about noise levels and distortions in your ear before C became unwell. Since being diagnosed with ME one of the symptoms suffered with ME is noise sensitivity which sadly she has suffered with since day 1. We have tried everything you can think of to try to combat this and make things a little easier for her.
Recently, I was contacted and asked if I would like to review Calmer, by Flare Audio Limited, which is a natural device. The promise being that it is a breakthrough wearable device that significantly reduces stress-inducing distortion in the human ear.
About Flare Audio Ltd Calmer
Flare Audio have developed a device that is wearable and reduces distortion in the human ear. With the unique design Calmer provides a natural way to reduce the constant barrage of environmental noise stresses. Which has been shown to have a negative impact on our mental and physical well being.
How Does Calmer Work
Made from silicone, the device sits in the ear barely visible, Calmers technology has been formed by research at Newcastle University and Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL.
The Concha (which is the small shell shape of the ear that connects to our ear canal), normally resonates mid frequency sounds. Calmer which has no electrical components, decreases resonance by using a tiny waveguide inside our ears, that removes the effect of the Concha. Calmer dampens down the most common alert-triggering shrill noises, such as
- Ring tones
- Dogs barking
- Tube train announcements
As I mentioned earlier C suffers with noise sensitivity, I gave her a pair to try while at home in her normal environment. She said it was comfortable but did not make much of a difference. Please remember I am dealing with a 16 year old here. Yesterday, we both put the Calmer device to the test as we had a day out with my 2 year old granddaughter and both my Mum and my Mother in Law. So you can imagine the noise, and felt it a perfect way to put the Calmer device to the test.
After a few minutes of wearing them, you forget they are there, so much so you do not really think they are doing anything. Towards the end of our visit we both took the devices out and could tell a difference. It really is amazing how much they do help with noise distortion.
C said she would definitely use them when out or there is noise, she had the same feelings as me that she forgot about them, but noticed a difference once she had taken them out. I would recommend trying them if you suffer.