I’m Wayde and the owner of EnoughSaid Christian Apparels.
About a few months ago, a young woman purchased our Captain America Wrapsody Headphones.
We typically send personalized follow-up emails to our customers, thanking them for their purchase and informing them of their order’s shipping status.
But there was one woman who replied to our messages, and I want to share what she wrote:
"Thank you for touching base. These [headphones] are for my 6-year-old son who was recently diagnosed with generalized seizures. During the summer school program, in the gym and other rooms, it gets really loud and affects him negatively due to his noise sensitivity. The quickest we can receive these would be very appreciated. He loves Captain America, so finding these specific earphones to cancel noise will be a great surprise!"
As I read her reply, I was touched to hear that the Wrapsody headphones actually helped her son and relieved some of the pressure brought on by his ailment (Wrapsody headphones actually cancel out 85% of outside noise).
The woman’s email prompted me to do further research on generalized seizures.
Here’s what I’ve learned so far.
Primary generalized seizures involve the whole brain and therefore involve the whole body. There are many types of generalized seizures, some convulsive, others non-convulsive. A sense seizure (previously called petit mal seizures) are brief, non-convulsive events that involve the whole brain and usually occur in children. With this type of seizure, the person's awareness and responsiveness are impaired, they seem to stare off in the distance, and their eyes might roll back or their eyelids flutter.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between absence seizures and daydreaming. However, absence seizures start suddenly, and cannot be interrupted. They last a few seconds, then stop suddenly and the person resumes what they were doing. Although these seizures last less than 10 seconds, they can occur many times daily.
Sadly, the 20-year-old actor Cameron Boyce passed away in his sleep due to a seizure and “ongoing medical problems.”
When I advertised this article on Facebook, another woman wrote this comment:
"This is absolutely amazing and I'm glad there is something out there to help. I am almost 26 years old and have been dealing with Epilepsy for almost two years now, so seeing this and how it is going to help a child is heartwarming and makes me happy to see that!!"
Here's from the woman who wrote us early about her son with generalized seizures, after she received their order, she wrote us back and said:
“These are excellent, very well made and very user friendly. They have exceeded my expectation within their assistance to cancel out noise in large areas for my son re: his medical condition… great product and price!”
What experts say
Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D published an article nine years ago (August 16, 2010) about noise cancellation headphones. This is what he had to say:
Are Noise-Cancelling Headphones Safe?
Actually, noise-cancelling headphones can be beneficial, since both loud noises and constant low-level noise can lead to health problems. Acute loud noises can damage hearing, interfere with sleep, raise blood pressure and stress levels and cause headaches. As for low-level noise, a study published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America in March, 2001, found that Austrian children who live in neighborhoods with constant low-level noise (mostly from automobile and train traffic) had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol than youngsters who lived in quieter neighborhoods. And a study published in the February, 2006, issue of the European Heart Journal found that heart attack risk was higher among people exposed to chronic noise.
I actually recommend noise-canceling headphones to help avert the health problems noise exposure can present. By neutralizing surrounding noise, kids can listen to music without turning up the volume so high that poses a risk to their hearing. The sound quality of the music (or whatever else you’re listening to) may not be as good as it is with non-canceling high quality audio headphones, according to a 2007 review of these products I read in The New York Times, and with some of these devices you can hear a hissing noise when music is not playing. But overall, I think you would be doing your kids (and their hearing) a favor by giving them noise- canceling headphones.
How we’re supporting the Epilepsy Foundation
I feel that God has placed it on my heart to bring awareness to this issue. I invite you to join us in supporting the Epilepsy Foundation. With each purchase of a Wrapsody Headphones, you'll donate $5 to the Epilepsy Foundation. The monetary funds will help with more research, creating new medicines and a cure to reduce or even possibly get rid of epilepsy for good.
Click here to purchase our headphones, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions about this campaign. God bless you!
"And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it" And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying hands on them." Mark 10:13-16, ESV