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white noise headphones?

I was just wondering if anyone knows if there is such a thing as white noise headphones?  When I pick my son up from school (and other car times) he needs quiet time to unwind. He does best with white noise or sound machine noises…but with his little brother in the car, the noise of the blinker, or God forbid I breathe the wrong way,  there is rarely any acceptable silence for him…  I know there are tons of apps that have white noise, but I don’t want him to have his ipod at this time as it will just create different problems.  Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks.


my son who is 9 and addhd does not like quiet,he has to have sound ,it is so weird,and he throws a fit when i turn all electronics off.

Posted by jeremysgirl on May 01, 2014 at 2:39am

I am not that technologically savvy - but could you possibly buy one of the very inexpensive MP3 players
And only upload a white noise loop and use it for those over stimulated times when he needs to zone?

Posted by momtodom on May 01, 2014 at 4:12am

There’s a product called B-Calm that is it’s own little MP3 player and comes with white noise and nature sounds. Check out’s article on it:

I have a little machine that is meant for babies that plays just rain, ocean, and white noise. It has a time to play for a certain amount of time. I picked it up for a few dollars and my son listens to it every night as he falls asleep. It doesn’t have a headphone jack though.

ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on May 01, 2014 at 4:45pm

Could you simply put the White Noise app on his iPod or your iPhone and plug in to your car’s sound system?  You would all have to listen, but maybe it would be soothing for everyone….especially in bad traffic!

Posted by bookworm28 on May 04, 2014 at 1:20am

Alternatively, you could get an extension for his headphones so the iDevice stayed up front with you, but the sound went in back to him.

Posted by bookworm28 on May 04, 2014 at 1:22am

I heard on the news not too long ago that they’re re-thinking white noise for babies as this extra noise isn’t good for their hearing.  Your son isn’t a baby, and obviously this isn’t at all the point, but it’s what I thought of when you asked.

What about no noise rather than white noise?  Like getting a pair of those noise cancelling earmuffs construction workers wear?  My son uses my husband’s sometimes, though he also has other sensory issues so he doesn’t love wearing them for a long time.

Posted by Rai0414 on May 06, 2014 at 12:19am

I have a 11 yr old boy with Adhd and Odd and anxiety and abt 2 yrs ago it must have started in summer wanted the fan on etc which has continued for 2 yrs summer winter autumn after non stopping arguing the fan wins going to sleep i had no idea till I googled and found white noise

Posted by Chief on May 13, 2014 at 3:27pm

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