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April 27, 2017

Children of Autism and the Benefits of CozyPhones

Children of autism, especially those with sensory processing disorder, are often times sensitive to noise. As a result, they rely on the use of headphones to limit background noise so they can remain calm and not so overwhelmed. 

Trish, of Grapevine, Texas, said her seven-year-old son is one of these children. Three years ago, he was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication.

Restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests can also become a challenge. Many accounts of individuals with AS and ASD report other unusual sensory and perceptual skills and experiences, which may include being sensitive or insensitive to sound, light, and other stimuli. And while not every child experiences the same symptoms, sensitivity to sound became a very big deal for Trish's son.

"School, movie theaters, at home...He would put his hands over his ears or hide under a table most of the time," she said.

Thankfully, that all changed once the family learned about CozyPhones, which have become a go to for parents who are trying to find ways to better serve children who battle with autism and sensory processing disorder.

"Headphones never worked for us so I didn't think much about it at the time," Trish said. "Ear buds hurt his ears and don't stay in. Regular headphones have never really fit his head and fall off. But CozyPhones stay on and are soft and comfortable to wear. He doesn't mind wearing them and actually keeps them on."

Since trying CozyPhones, Trish said her son doesn't seem to lose focus as much. Some of his favorite places to use them are at home, in the car, and while visiting the doctor, she said. 

"Sensitivity is a big problem," she added. "These headphones are soft and don't have any tags which can bother our Autism kids. They also stay nicely on their heads so there is not the constant playing with them to keep them on. They can just focus. I would recommend them."

Meagan Denette, of Fredericksburg, Virginia is the mother of two boys with autism. They were both diagnosed in early 2015. 

"There are meltdowns, they need routines and structure, and they don't care for loud noises," Denette said, in addition to the way things feel. 

"Things like music and videos help to calm them," she said. So when Denette found out about CozyPhones, she decided to give them a try. 

Denette said she enjoys the fact that the headphones are light weight and easy to wear. Her boys can use them in a car seat, stroller, or while laying down, which makes it seem like they aren't wearing headphones at all, she said. 

"They are the best thing ever," Denette said. "They work great, stay on, and don't bother children with special needs."

CozyPhones is a veteran owned, U.S. based family business, which promises all of our customers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

April 20, 2017

Working Out with CozyPhones

For most of us, the winter season is finally over. And there is no better way to refresh your exercise routine than taking it outdoors and enjoying a little bit of nature.

However, for some, it's not just a change of scenery that motivates them to move. Music, podcasts, even audio books can take the challenge of exercise off your mind. But sometimes headphones can prevent you from achieving your workout goals.

Claire Boyd, 38, of Toronto, Canada said she needs to hear music or podcasts to keep her moving. She had a hard time finding a product that would meet all of her needs. Until a friend told her about CozyPhones active headband headphones. 

"Anytime I am doing a solo exercise activity, I like to have headphones to keep my mind busy," Boyd said. 
"My friend sent me a link on Facebook, I looked up the website, and decided that was exactly what I needed."

CozyPhones active headband headphones come in a Lycra cool-Mesh material with ultra thin speakers that lay on the outside of your ear. The headband is lightweight and comfortable. It can also be washed after workouts. 

"They are the best headphones to work out with because they stay on your ear, don't hurt, and you can still be aware of your environment," Boyd said, adding that she wears them for running and biking. She even wears them underneath her helmet.  

"I highly recommend CozyPhones to everyone," Boyd said. "I was so excited to find a product that worked when I was trying to sleep and when I exercise."

Tarilyn Oliver-Purmals, 32 of Guelph, Ontario, said she received her CozyPhones as a gift. Since then, she has used them for walking, yoga, at the gym, and while lifting weights.

"Honestly, they were the best gift ever," Oliver-Purmals said. "They are comfortable, they don't move around, and don't hurt my ears like buds."

Oliver-Purmals said she also enjoys the fact that they double as a sweatband. Prior to her CozyPhones product, she would have to wear a sweat band on top of her other headphones. 

"It was so irritating and inconvenient," she said.

Oliver-Purmals said she would recommend CozyPhones to anyone and everyone who is looking for an easier way to workout while wearing headphones. They are definitely worth it, she said, and plans to invest in more pairs for the entire family.  

CozyPhones is a veteran owned, U.S. based family business, which promises all of our customers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

April 12, 2017

Using CozyPhones to Cope with Sensory Processing Disorder

What was initially created as a sleeping aid for adults back in 2015, CozyPhones has become a top seller in the United States. It is ideal for travel, relaxation, sleep, and during exercise.

Most importantly, it has become a go to for parents who are trying to find ways to better serve children who battle with autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the one of the five senses.

Melissa Daniele, of Willowick, Ohio said she had been searching for that perfect pair of headphones for quite some time. Her six-year-old son, Gianni, was diagnosed with SPD back in just two years ago. Daily activities have become a struggle including textures and a lot of noise. As a result, Daniele began to search for a pair of headphones that would help keep Gianni at ease. 

"They don't even come close to comparing to the other headphones I have bought," Daniele said, who purchased the Fox CozyPhones back in March. "Other headphones either don't stay on his head or pull his hair and ear buds don't stay in his ears and get all tangled."

Kids' CozyPhones currently come in seven different characters. They include a smiley face, frog, cat, unicorn, fox, panda, and the Whatif Monster. Each pair has a sound limit of 85 decibels and has a flexible and durable 36 inch braided cord and sturdy 3.5 mm stereo plug made to last under normal wear and tear of everyday living with your child.

"I would definitely recommend CozyPhones as a parent of a child who has SPD and as a licensed counselor who works with young children who suffer with severe mental health disorders," Daniele said. "I work in an alternative school with 11 kids ages five to 9 who have severe ADHD and really struggle to manage their attention even when doing a preferred activity like playing on a Kindle or video game or even listening to a story on a computer.  

"The headphones are a distraction to them just like anything else," Daniele added. "CozyPhones are a perfect alternative to bulky, easy to break headphones for very young kids like mine in an alternative school environment."

CozyPhones is a veteran owned, U.S. based family business, which promises all of our customers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

March 25, 2016

Success Story: CozyPhones Finds a Perfect Match in Whatif Monster

Licensing Expo 2016 features CozyPhones in matchup success story.

Paul Miller and his wife Jessica are founders of CozyPhones—soft fleece bands with thin speakers embedded in the band that rest on the outside of your ears. They began selling on Amazon in 2014 and then, after much refinement, the couple came to the “aha” moment of realizing that their product would be a great fit for kids. So, along with help from their daughter, they began designing animal-themed headbands and placed the first order for Froggy.

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February 03, 2016

Deb Runs Reviews Halo Acoustic Wear Headphones

Our friends at Deb Runs review our Lycra headphones, and had this to say...

The super comfortable flat speakers slip right into the headband to create an all-in-one system that immediately solved my painful ear problem while still giving me great sound.

If you would like a chance to win your very own Halo Headphones, either lycra, fleece, or child’s style, please enter at DebRuns.

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November 01, 2015

Family Launches CozyPhones Brand

I'm Paul, and along with my wife Jessica, we are the founders and owners of CozyPhones™
CozyPhones™ are a soft fleece headband alternative used for sleeping, exercising, travel, and leisure. They are embedded with thin adjustable speakers that rest on the outside of your ears and can be removed for easy washing. These are a great option when it comes to replacing heavy, bulky headphones or uncomfortable earbuds. 
The product first became available on Amazon back in May 2014. Since then, it has been improved and refined based on customer feedback we've received. 

Along with the improvements, we decided to hire a professional photographer to take all new product photos in lifestyle settings. She took a few shots of her young daughter using them with a tablet and that was our 'aha moment'. We could modify our sleeping headphones to create fun, comfortable headband headphones for kids.
My wife and I began looking into colors and themes that kids might enjoy. That's when our daughter, Helen, an aspiring artist, got involved. I asked her to draw up some designs of simple animal themed headbands. She began with a frog, a kitten, a puppy, and a panda and we decided to start with the frog.
From there, we worked with our manufacturer to sample materials, colors and sizes.  After a few tries, and some  friends and family testing, the order was placed. The children's line became available on Nov. 1, 2015. 

CozyPhones™ now offers four different characters for  youngercrowds to enjoy including the Whatif Monster,  a well-known storybook character created by Author Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, and we're very excited to see its success. 
Stay tuned for more news and updates as great things are planned for our product.