ADHD earplugs

From busy shopping centres to noisy restaurants, and from a bustling bus commute to open-plan offices, there’s barely a quiet moment in our day to day lives. 

And for people with ADHD, all that background noise can make it even harder to focus, whether you’re at work, trying to study, have a mountain of household chores to contend with, or simply want to read your book in peace and quiet. 

But there is a way to take the edge off the background noise, helping you to stay calm and in control. We’re talking about earplugs for ADHD.

Benefits of earplugs for ADHD

ADHD affects everyone differently. Some people have the inattentive type, while others have hyperactivity – and each comes with its own unique set of symptoms. But one thing that’s common across both types of ADHD is the struggle to focus in environments that are filled with distractions. 

Noise can be a particular distraction. At social gatherings, you might find the loud music and multiple conversations overwhelming, leaving you feeling stressed and grumpy. 

Or if you’re trying to focus at work, the constant chatter of colleagues and regular interruptions when people rock up at your desk unannounced can make it difficult to focus. You might find yourself losing track of what you were doing, be unable to prioritise tasks, or keep starting new things before you finished what you were doing.

Or maybe you’re at home, but the washing machine is running, the TV is blaring and you can hear your neighbours through the wall. It’s enough to drive you to distraction – literally.

Earplugs reduce the amount of external noise that reaches your eardrums, lowering the volume to a more tolerable level. When there’s less background noise, your brain won’t be overloaded by different sensory stimuli – meaning that you’ll find it easier to focus.

Noise reducing earplugs for ADHD will create a quieter environment, leaving you less distracted and better able to focus your attention on where it matters. Plus, it’ll reduce your stress levels if you find noise overwhelming, helping you to feel calmer and more in control in any situation.

Our earplugs for ADHD

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Why Loop Earplugs are your best option

Traditional foam earplugs block out noise – but that’s not ideal when you need to be aware of what’s going on around you at work, or if you’re looking for a distraction-free way to socialise with friends.

The best earplugs for ADHD filter sound waves rather than muffling them – which is where Loop Experience earplugs come in. They use a patented acoustic channel and filter to reduce the volume rather than cutting you off completely, offering up to 18 decibels (SNR) and 7 decibels (NRR) of noise reduction.

That means they’ll reduce the volume of background noise, helping you to find your focus – while staying in the loop with what’s going on around you. Plus, they’re made with super soft silicone ear tips that come in a choice of sizes so you can get the perfect fit for all-day wear.

And many people with ADHD don’t just struggle with noise during the day, but also find it hard to fall asleep at night. Loop Quiet earplugs help to create a quieter sleep environment to improve your overall sleep quality and ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and in a better state of mind. They offer up to 24 dB (SNR) and 14 dB (NRR) of noise reduction and are made from soft silicone for a more comfortable, peaceful night’s sleep.

Filter the world, on your terms

Living with ADHD doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the world.

At Loop, we’ve worked together with our community of avid users with noise sensitivity to develop the best earplugs for ADHD: Loop Experience and Loop Engage. Both of these sets of earplugs are designed with noise sensitivity in mind. Each comes with its own unique benefits and innovative design.

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Loop Experience

For extra protection, these earplugs reduce noise by up to 18 decibels. They feature an innovative acoustic channel that works to filter outside noise – making them ideal for ADHD and noise sensitivity. But don’t worry – you’ll still hear all the important stuff and sound quality will never suffer.

Loop Engage

Loop Engage are designed with conversation in mind. They offer up to 16 decibels of coverage and are designed to limit the ‘occlusion effect.’ Which is that echoey, head-underwater feeling you get with most earplugs. 

Loop Engage could be the ADHD earplugs for you. They’re perfect for reducing anxiety in social situations without impacting your ability to chat and connect. Allowing you to remain present, calm, and focused.

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° Offer maximum comfort, fitting snugly into all types of ears 

° Come in 4 unique colors 

° Include a handy Carry Case 

  • Life-changing

    These earplugs have literally changed my life. I've got ADHD, and a lot of noise distracts and overwhelms me.

    I now wear them nearly every time I go outside. Especially when going to the store or malls. I'm forever grateful to Loop Earplugs for making life with ADHD more bearable.

    - Mieke B.
  • Lifesavers

    These have seriously made a world of a difference for me with my ADHD and anxiety, as I get overstimulated very easily by noise. These are my daytime earplugs so I can still be present with my kids.

    - Teeli J.
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Hear the world at your volume

Tired of sensory overload? Want to filter the noise of everyday life? Take the edge off. Our earplugs are the perfect solution for people with ADHD and noise sensitivity.

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Frequently asked questions

Are earplugs good for ADHD?

Earplugs can be a useful tool for people with ADHD. They reduce background noise to create a quieter environment – and as noise can be a major sensory trigger for many people with ADHD, this can reduce sensory overload, while improving concentration and overall well being.

Will wearing earplugs cause individuals with ADHD to miss important sounds or communication?

Traditional foam earplugs block out sounds but Loop Experience earplugs filter sound waves rather than muffling them. That means noise is reduced instead of blocked out – so you shouldn’t miss any important sounds or communication.

Can wearing earplugs during study or work improve productivity for individuals with ADHD?

Many people with ADHD find it to focus on work or study when there’s background noise. If you’re one of them, wearing earplugs can reduce the volume and intensity of background noise, helping you to find your focus, be less distracted, and improve your productivity.

Can earplugs be used in combination with other ADHD management strategies?

Earplugs help many people to manage their ADHD, but for most, they’re just one part of the puzzle. Earplugs can be used alongside other strategies including medication, mindfulness, exercise and therapy to manage your ADHD and its symptoms.

How do earplugs contribute to reducing anxiety and restlessness in individuals with ADHD?

Many people with ADHD are sensitive to sensory overload, particularly sound. So, when there is a lot of background noise, it can be hard to focus – which can lead to restlessness and anxiety. ADHD earplugs reduce the volume, and minimises auditory distractions, which can make it easier to stay on task and focused.

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