Hush Earplugs Replace Stressful Noise with Soothing Sounds

Hush Earplugs Replace Stressful Noise with Soothing Sounds

Sleep is an unpredictable, sometimes mysteriously elusive condition. Some people can find it wherever they rest their head, while others search for it every night in vain. However, there are factors which can affect everyone’s downtime, the most common being noise. Whether you live in a loud part of town, or you’re being kept awake by a coastal storm, the outside world is full of unwanted audible stimulation. A new system named Hush not only wants to block these stimuli, but seeks to use soothing sound in the fight against sleeplessness.

Much like the silicone plugs sold in airport shops, the Hush earpieces are meant to stay in your ears all night, acting as insulation against next door’s howling dog and the like. These particular earplugs are capable of filtering out 70dB of din, and the use of memory foam on each tip is designed to make them comfortable enough to wear every night. But the Hush plugs have a techy side to them, too.

Hush Earplugs Replace Stressful Noise with Soothing Sounds

Inside each plug is a rechargeable battery — which powers a Low Energy Bluetooth connection between the plugs and your phone overnight — and a speaker. When combined with the Hush app, this setup allows the wearer to select from a variety of relaxing sounds, such as falling rain or white noise. Alternatively, the app can play back binaural beats — a different pitch played in each ear for calming, or intensifying brain activity. These soundtracks can be scheduled for certain times, such as bedtime or before waking up, and you can opt to hear alerts for (very) important notifications and alarms.

As with most current smart-living technology, Hush comes both with advantages and major inconveniences. On the one hand, the plugs could clearly help regular travelers, and those poor unfortunate individuals who are married to loud snorers. On the other hand, the plugs must be charged every day, although the supplied case does provide ten nights’ worth of charge without a mains supply. There is clearly potential for a product of this kind, though.

With successful Kickstarter funding out of the way, and pre-orders currently being fulfilled, Hush will go back on sale at $150 in the near future.

To find out more, see Hush’s website.

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
Join the Discussion

You Might Also Like

10 EDC gadgets that make on-the-go work easier

10 EDC gadgets that make on-the-go work easier

You work remotely. And, while you’re free to work anywhere, that doesn’t mean you can rely on your laptop alone. Nope, working on the move requires a truly portable setup, complete with work-friendly earbuds, a compact mouse, and a warrior..
Meet the Snappy Lock, a line of supports that makes using your devices easier

Meet the Snappy Lock, a line of supports that makes using your devices easier

Make using your devices faster, more comfortable, and more versatile with the Snappy Lock. This innovative line of device supports uses a patented automatic mechanism that offers quick, one-handed, and secure use of your smartphone, tablet, and action camera. Tired..
Which Wi-Fi router should you buy for your home in 2023?

Which Wi-Fi router should you buy for your home in 2023?

Tired of dealing with Wi-Fi dead zones and spotty connections at home? Then it’s time for a new router. But which Wi-Fi router should you buy in 2023? From Wi-Fi 6 to Wi-Fi 7 systems, we’ve got some cool ones..
This wearable bike signal is visible from up to 80 car lengths away

This wearable bike signal is visible from up to 80 car lengths away

Stay safe on the road with the Clic-Light smart LED bike signal. This wearable bike signal system keeps you visible to other drivers in rainy weather and the pitch black of night. Safety is a concern for anybody who rides..
Become a better cook in 2023 with these kitchen gadgets and accessories

Become a better cook in 2023 with these kitchen gadgets and accessories

Learning to cook typically involves a lot of trial and error—you keep adjusting your meatloaf recipe until it tastes the way you want. But you don’t always have time for that. To help you gain new cooking skills in as..
Most interesting tech gadgets of 2023—robots, smart home, AI, STEM & more

Most interesting tech gadgets of 2023—robots, smart home, AI, STEM & more

Curious about the gadgets that will either drop this year or influence future product innovations? Then you’re reading the right blog. Today we’re rounding up the most interesting tech gadgets of 2023. There’s a lot to get excited about, from..