I use both CalmerPros and CalmerSofts-- I honestly can't tell that much of a difference between the two of them in terms of how well they work, but they work damn well! The Pros are more rigid because of the aluminum insert but still comfortable. They REALLY help to take the edge off of harsh noises that my auditory sensitivities disagree with, and while I can still hear all the loud traffic and construction noises, I find I am not as anxious or upset by them when I am wearing my flares. They're pretty easy to lose (I am very responsible and have lost one of my pairs twice now) so I recommend you keep them in a case as soon as you take them out! I love love love my flares and am so grateful for how they help me manage my sensory sensitivities! Part of me is actually worried I have become TOO dependent on them as I don't know how i lived without them, and sounds sound harsher than I remember they used to when I'm not wearing them....
I bought these and the soft ones. here is what I wrote for the soft ones:
I've tried them in a crowd, taking a walk, just at home and in a one on one setting with outside noise. People's voices are clear when directed at me. It muffles loud painful noises like electronics and trucks. I think it's amazing and ridiculous how a little piece of silicone can do that. I bought them figuring it couldn't help to try. Noise was keeping me from going out. They don't make everything perfect or easy, but they make things doable.
The only difference I've seen between the soft ones and these is that these start hurting my ears after an hour. They're still good.
I haven't used it for what I intend but tried it at home. Nice and comfortable fit. The inner part comes out for a nice and easy clean up.
TECHNOLOGYCalmer PRO reduces resonance (distortion) by using a tiny aluminium waveguide to reflect sound into our ear which bypasses the effect of the Concha. Tested by the ISVR: University of Southampton.
Exterior• Length: 11.7mm
• Width: 12.6mm
MATERIALS • Soft-touch durable silicone• Precision milled aluminium
PACKAGINGCalmer arrives in 100% recyclable packaging.
Included with Calmer Pro• 1x pair of Calmer Pro• Flare carry pouch• User guide
Calmer Pro does not contain latex