Puro Sound Teams with KultureCity to Help Autistic Kids

Puro Sound Labs, the San Diego-based maker of kid-safe headphones, has partnered with autism advocate KultureCity to help bring awareness to sensory sensitivity and offer hearing protection for autistic children at more than 150 entertainment venues around the country.

PuroCalm sound-isolating earmuffs are being included in the “sensory inclusion” bags KultureCity provides to ensure safe listening levels at concerts, sporting venues, zoos, aquariums, playgrounds, and other potentially loud environments. The earmuffs can also provide relief from sensory overload.

"Loud venues can create challenges for parents who are conscience of their child's hearing health, especially those with sensory-related sensitivities," said Puro Sound Labs founder and CEO, Dave Russell. “We're proud to partner with organizations like KultureCity and provide technology that helps these children comfortably experience the live events that most of us take for granted."

Sensory sensitivity can interfere with an individual's ability to appreciate public events and lead to social isolation, the companies said in a news release, which cited a pilot study showing that the creation of quiet zones and the provision of "sensory bags" with earmuffs can improve an afflicted person’s overall interaction and experience.

Of course, the PuroCalm earmuffs — which sell for $30 — are ideal for protecting a child’s hearing in any noisy environment. They provide “27 dB of broad-spectrum noise reduction” to shield young ears against potentially harmful noises and help kids avoid distraction while studying or sleeping on planes, etc.

Venues now offering the KultureCity Sensory Inclusion bags include:

Arizona – Gila River Arena and Talking Stick Resort Arena
California – Golden 1 Center, Honda Center, and SAP Center
Colorado – Infinity Park and Pepsi Center 1
Florida – American Airlines Arena and Amway Center
Georgia – State Farm Arena
Illinois – United Center and Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Kentucky – KFC Yum Center
Louisiana – Smoothie King Center
Massachussetts – Xfinity Center
Michigan – Comerica Park and Little Ceasars Arena
North Carolina – PNC Arena and Spectrum Center
New Jersey – MetLife Stadium and Prudential Center
Nevada – T-Mobile Arena
New York – Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden
Ohio – Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena
Oklahoma – Chesapeake Energy Center
Oregon – Rose Quarter Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum Pennsylvania – Heinz Field and Wells Fargo Center
Texas – AT&T Center
Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena
Washington, D.C. – Nationals Parks
Wisconsin – Wisconsin Sports Complex

In addition to providing earmuffs to entertainment venues through KultureCity, PuroSound said for every set of earmuffs it sells, it will donate an additional set to KultureCity.

For more information on PuroCalm, earmuffs, visit purosound.com.