"This past spring you were so kind as to allow me
to "test" out two of your hearing protection devices in a special education
school setting. The report out is that in all when used voluntarily, the
children did benefit from the use of the headphones in order to reduce stimulus
and therefore help calm their emotions. I was also able to use your
product while offering support to a child during an emotinal
crisis. Your ear protection effectively reduced noise levels and
offered more clarity. More importantly I could still hear the spoken
Julian, UK, Hyperacusis sufferer
"What an incredible technology! The ZEM has been an absolute lifesaver for my affliction with hyperacusis. The ZEM is lightweight, comfortable and allows me to converse with my friends and go on with my daily life."
"We have tried many products to help alleviate excessive noise for my wife's hyperacusis and tinnitus and nothing has worked as well as your ZEM. It's a real blessing. Thanks, Floyd Stoner"
"I just got the Zem's and these are amazing. I purchased them specifically because Lee Valley (a Canadian company that carries your product) mentioned in their catalogue that the inventor is an SU professor. I am an SU grad so I thought "why not?" and ordered them. I have a small woodworking shop that is very loud with the machinery running. The sound difference between your product and my 5 other types of hearing protection is unreal. They even beat foam plugs in the ear with cup style protection over them, which has been my default solution to really loud noise.
I also have a neurological auditory disability called Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). I am very sensitive to loud noises, and especially multiple sounds at once that compete with each other (like speech with a machine running in the background, or watching TV with a dishwasher running or a child playing in the background.) Both sounds cancel each other out and my brain can't decipher either of the sounds. This is a frustrating problem with few solutions and no cure other than to avoid noisy situations in your life.
As a cabinetmaker it is difficult to avoid noisy situations. But today I worked all morning with a shaper, a dust collector, an air conditioner, and a radio running. On a normal day I would be exhausted and mentally worn out from that type of noise. It is now 4:30 pm and I am going back to work...because of Zem's. They canceled out the air conditioner, the radio, the hum noise from the shaper and most of the dust collection fan. The loudest noise was the shaper head cutting through the wood and the wood chips hitting the fan in the dust collector. Unreal!
My other hearing protection has only been able to protect my ears from the decibels of the sound. Since your product eliminates a lot of the sound from coming into my ear, I am going to experiment wearing them around the house and in other noisy situations in my life to help me with my CAPD. This may be a great solution to this problem.
So thank you very, very much. I think your product is going to be very helpful to me. "