ADHD Apps & Tools

Tune Out with These Headphones Designed for People with ADHD

An ADDitude reader tested b-Calm, an “audio sedation” system designed to boost focus and minimize distractions in people with ADHD.

Noise cancelling headphones a person with ADHD uses to concentrate instead of telling her boss she has ADD.
Noise cancelling headphones a person with ADHD uses to concentrate instead of telling her boss she has ADD.

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Reviewer: Jane, California

“I am an accountant who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and, during tax season, I am especially distracted by sound, any sound. I tried noise-canceling headphones. They kept out the sound, but made me tune in more to my racing thoughts.

The b-Calm system, with headphones and personal media player, blocked out distracting sounds while calming me down with its audio tracks. While I don’t like the term ‘audio sedation,’ which the company uses to describe the effect its product has on users, the soundtracks do help me focus when I am crunched at work. The system is preloaded with four tracks. I like the ‘Tropical Beach’ track best, but, then, I am a Pisces.”

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