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Old 07-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #11
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They have good kids headphones at target and best buy. Barnes and noble carries them as well in the kids section.

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #12
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Walmart has these that are cute:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Califone-2...phone/13060121

They also have some wireless ones:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bravo-View...r-Kids/9729857
These fold up and are cheaper:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sumas-Medi...hones/17057069
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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If you need something less noticeable and easily found by the 4th you can find ear plugs in a little case at Walgreens. Avery has noise sensitivity(never been to fire works) and he chooses to wear plugs when I vaccum. I love the headphones in the pp but he has a big old man sized head and I can never find any that inexpensive in adult size.
Will they fit in her little ears? We tried some when she was little but they fell out and the fire works didn't bug her then so I didn't worry about it.

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What does her OT say?
No OT..I don't think her sensitivity is bad enough for therapy.

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OP -- you might be able to find them in a sporting goods store or a gun shop. If you're in a gun friendly state the people there might be able to help you out.
Thanks..I'll definitely check out some stores. Hope I can find some open on the 4th since I have to work tomorrow!

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Will music headphones be sufficient? I am afraid they wouldn't muffle the soound enough.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #14
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We go to fireworks every year. But usually I sit in the truck with ds2 who is very sensitivity to loud abrupt noises. I've never thought to get him earmuffs. That is a great idea!!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:54 PM   #15
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Re: If you have a child that has a sound sensitivity...

We've gotten the ear muffs that hunters use in the sporting goods section of Walmart. In the past he's preferred those. This year, he's using his iPod with noise canceling ear phones. He's excited to play "star wars" during the fire works.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #16
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Re: If you have a child that has a sound sensitivity...

I would have her checked out by an audiology clinic when you get a chance. Try the regular sized ones - you can get them at Home Depot, Lowes or probably any shop that has guns (but I don't go to them so no suggestions). Given her age, the adult ones may be a bit big, but they should be just fine.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #17
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I would have her checked out by an audiology clinic when you get a chance. Try the regular sized ones - you can get them at Home Depot, Lowes or probably any shop that has guns (but I don't go to them so no suggestions). Given her age, the adult ones may be a bit big, but they should be just fine.
The adult ones should be adjustable. We've been using them for years (since my oldest was 3 or 4).
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We bought child sized rifle range head phones at a sports store. They were great and fit our 3 month old baby until she was much older so they last
Eta: I wouldn't try it unmuffled. It should be enjoyable not torture for kids.
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Re: If you have a child that has a sound sensitivity...

Sounds like you are well on your way to finding something. I will say as far as answering the first question about whether we try to aviod it/block it out/ or make them adjust, I think it depends. Fireworks are only once a year, and lets face it, they're pretty loud. I wouldn't worry about that one. However, my daughter is crazy terrified of the sound of running water. (Like, the shower, hard rain, pouring bucket, ect) That is a sound that comes up often, and you can't always predict it and be prepared. Plus I feel like it's something that she should get used to because she will have to deal with it on a regular basis. So for stuff like that, I'm trying to get her to deal. Good luck to you though!
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Re: If you have a child that has a sound sensitivity...

We picked up a pair of shooting headphones for my now 2-year-old last year for a demo derby (he loves watching the cars crash) and used them on the 4th last year. Since they were a little big then, we stuffed them with cotton balls and they worked like a charm. They fit better this year so we're going to take them along when we light off the fireworks, but we didn't get anything with a loud boom this year.
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