I am interested to learn of any research around the use of noise cancelling headphones and ASD children with hypersensitivity to noise. I understand that prolonged and persistent use can lead to increased noise sensitivity. But is there a case for intermittent use to allow children to escape the relentless exposure to background noises ( if this appears to be having a negative functional impact) ? I'm thinking about the possibility of using them for a period of quiet working in a classroom, or for walking along corridors at busy transition time in school, or for entering a noisy dining hall at school or for travel on planes. I would appreciate any advice and particularly what is current best practice.
Edited on February 23, 2017 - 9:10am