You can pick your seat, you can request that upgrade, you can get TSA precheck and you can still have the sick baby or junior 1 team hyped on pixie sticks seated next to you, determined to bring your travel nightmares to reality… let me welcome you to the peaceful world of noise-canceling headphones.
How do they work?
When activated, a tiny microphone picks up noise and sends out a sound wave frequency that cancels out ambient noise around you. This can be engine noise from a plane, crowds in an airport, shrieks from an excited child, or everything at a cheer competition.
Why do you need them?
With extraneous noise eliminated, you can listen to things you actually want to hear without turning up the volume, which can cause permanent damage to your audio receptors. Or, you can sit in blissful silence, eyeing off the chaos around you.
But the main draw behind noise-canceling headphones is reducing noise-fatigue. Noise-fatigue can display in many symptoms, including sensitivity to sound, headaches, irritability and general tiredness. Sound familiar? Yep, that’s your cheer hangover.
The Bose QuietComfort lead the pack and Beats new Studio3 headphones also have noise-canceling capabilities. The price tag is worth it, your ears will thank you!