Hi Everyone i'm new here and just looking for some advice.My 8 year old son has been using ear defenders for about a year.He finds music terrifying and will hit out ,hurt himself or run away if he hears it.At first i thought the ear defenders were fantastic because we could start going out and doing things with out him getting in a panic.Which was wonderful.
Just lately though he is insisting on wearing them more and more and his teachers are finding it hard to get him to take them off at all in school.(he's in mainstream with one to one support)The ear defenders were meant to be just for situations with music but he clearly wants to wear them all the time.
My question is has anyone been in this situation? do i encourage him to not be so dependant on them or just leave him to it.I don't know if children grow out of using these and i'm in danger of making it a big issue if i keep asking him to take them off.OR if i let him carry on could he get so used to them that they do more harm than good??Just want to do the right thing.
Any thoughts or advice would be great.xx