Good things come to those who listen.
Give me a week to hear what I can do.


Calmer works best when it fits you well.
Before using Calmer for the first time, make sure you’ve read and understood the fitting instructions to achieve the best fit.
Take some time. If Calmer isn't fitted correctly, you may find that it doesn't perform at its full potential.

All ears are different – even your left and right ear will be different shapes.
You can tell Calmer is fitted correctly if the volume isn't reduced or muted but harsh sounds become ‘smoother’.

Top Tip: If it feels loose you may find a gentle nudge helps Calmer sit better. You can gauge whereabouts feels most comfortable and sits the best.

Watch our fitting video here

Please don’t feel frustrated if you try me for a few minutes and don’t experience a significant change. This is something new for your ears, change takes time to embrace, especially subtle ones that build over time.

We recommend…

Patience: This is something new for your ears, change takes time to embrace.
We recommend using Calmer for as long as possible within the first 24 hours to give you time to adjust to this new way of hearing. After this, you should be able to hear a noticeable difference between wearing and not wearing Calmer.

Wearing them for a few minutes at a time might not give your ears the best chance to adapt to the difference.


Ease your audio world.
Calmer is not designed to be worn in quiet calm places - it really comes into its own when worn in places where the noise would ordinarily bother or irritate you.

Try wearing them when travelling or on a noisy street. Calmer takes the edge off of noises that normally make us feel tense or stressed.


Zoom calls are a great way to test Calmer.
You should find that video calls are a lot more pleasant on your ears. Distortions in the sound are a lot more manageable, smoother and less sharp.
Test Calmer by wearing them during a video call and then removing them halfway through. Notice how peaks in sound are more bothersome when you aren't wearing Calmer.

Try again with Calmer and compare the difference.




Wear Calmer under your headphones and experience increased definition and an upgraded listening experience.

Place in your ear and give your sound the upgrade of a lifetime. Calmer simply reduces distortion (unwanted noise) from our ears that would otherwise compromise the sound.

Top Tip: Pop Calmer in your ears under your headphones and then play a track you know really well. Listen for a while. Keep the track playing - remove Calmer and put your headphones back on. The difference should be instantly noticeable!






Boost focus
Reduce irritating background noise.

Working from home often sees us trying to focus in a less than ideal situation. A noisy house, kids running in and out, traffic noise, did we say kids running in and out...?!

Noises such as mobile notifications, baby cries, car horns and dogs barking will no longer have a harsh or sharp edge to them. You can still hear every sound, but the unpleasant edge is taken off sharp noises. Calmer provides a mellowness; removing the anxiety-inducing properties of our environment and resulting in a calmer experience.




...without the stress triggers ?


As you know Calmer was designed to reduce irritating resonances in the sound we hear (specifically in the 2-8 kHz frequency range) this is where annoying eating noises sit.

Some people get very stressed when faced with having to listen to someone eating (Misophonia). Many have found that this becomes much more manageable when they wear Calmer; with irritating noises being reduced in a much more manageable way.


  • With our 100-day refund policy, you can relax and take it easy spending quality time with Calmer.
  • Everyone is different and all ears are unique so the effects of Calmer can differ. You may experience a change in body language, a general experience of relaxation, or improved concentration.
  • You may also find that the amount of times you become stressed is lower overall. This is due to a decrease in stress loading (little things over time that add to stress). These changes may be subtle in some instances and you might notice them more prominently after wearing Calmer for a while and then removing them.

Will Calmer® help with tinnitus?

Modified on: Thu, 29 Jul, 2021 at 3:15 PM

Calmer and Tinnitus 



We’ve had a lot of feedback from people saying: “What’s this? Calmer can cure tinnitus?!” And others saying: “snake oil.”


We understand how much tinnitus affects people, so we want to be very clear about what Calmer is designed to do.


Calmer’s purpose is to reduce distortion in the ears. In turn, this increases sound quality and lowers stress levels. We have independent research conducted by the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) which verifies that Calmer reduces the peaks in the frequency range which humans find irritating, harsh or sharp. You can find the report here.


It came as a huge surprise to us that we started to receive feedback that Calmer was helping some users with their tinnitus.


Tinnitus is different for everyone and we cannot make any bold claims other than sharing the impact Calmer has had on some people. There are many different types of tinnitus and many forms of help available that could work for some and not others.


As this was an unexpected benefit, we are working with health and hearing professionals as well as tinnitus support groups to further research this. Flare is now a corporate member of the British Tinnitus Association which is an organisation providing help and advice to anyone suffering from tinnitus. We would encourage you to visit their website.


If you feel like Calmer is not meeting your needs we have a 100-day money-back guarantee but we would hope that Calmer’s stress-reducing properties and sound quality improvement would be of benefit.



Here are some frequently asked questions about Calmer and tinnitus that we hope will help you.


1. What is Calmer? Calmer is a new in-ear technology that is designed to increase sound quality and reduce stress by reducing irritating distortion of frequencies between 2 and 8kHz that cause us stress. It is not an earplug and it doesn’t reduce volume. It is an in-ear waveguide that better channels sound into our ears. We have independent research from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research to prove that they successfully do this.


2. How does it help with tinnitus? The fact that Calmer is helping some people's tinnitus was a real surprise to us. The reason for this is not yet known and Flare is working with a number of health organisations to conduct randomised control tests to find out which groups of people benefit and which do not. We do know that correct fitment and patience has a great effect on results.


3. Tinnitus comes from inside the brain so how can Calmer help me? Yes, this is true – The example we like to use is wearing non-prescription sunglasses. Even though they have no effect on the user's vision, they do protect against UV damage and therefore can reduce the chances of headaches. Calmer works in a similar way, they are like sunglasses for your ears!


4. How has Calmer helped? The results we have seen from users regarding tinnitus have been really mixed. Some people experience no reduction at all. Others range from a subtle reduction of tinnitus to a significant turning down. Whilst others experience a dramatic total reduction as soon as they wear Calmer.


5. If Calmer doesn’t help my tinnitus then what? If Calmer provides no tinnitus relief then we would hope that Calmer’s stress-reducing properties and sound quality improvement would be a benefit. If not then we offer a full refund for anyone who is not completely satisfied. 



Getting the most out of Calmer:

We’ve found that some people feel a benefit from Calmer instantly - whereas other people need more time. As general advice we suggest users wear them as much as possible within the first 24 hours to adjust themselves to this new experience.

It’s worth trying Calmer in different sounding environments to fully appreciate what they’re doing.

The other thing to be aware of is that you need to have them fitted correctly in order to get the best out of them...

Below is a photo of Calmer in some silicone ears.  (The ears are slightly smaller than human ears but that helps show how they fit.)

Calmer® Fitting Instructions from Flare Audio on Vimeo.




Flare Audio has launched Calmer® Kids, a new in-ear device which helps children to manage sensitive hearing. Perfect for back-to school overwhelm and described as an ‘absolute game changer’ by many parents, this non-electric earbud uses a special design to channel sound, cleverly reducing stressful and disruptive noise and calming your child’s environment.

Sounds such as loud voices, doors banging and chairs scraping on floors are all mellowed and their stress-inducing properties significantly reduced, enabling the wearer to feel calmer. Calmer are not earplugs, so they do not reduce a child’s awareness of their surroundings, they simply calm the frequencies around them.

Calmer Kids was developed by UK tech innovator Flare Audio, following the launch of its original version for adults. Parents suffering from noise sensitivity issues were relieved by the reduction in stressful and unwanted noise they experienced, and suggested an earbud designed specifically for children.

During research, Flare discovered that children who endure noise sensitivity issues associated with autism, hyperacusis and misophonia, especially benefitted from wearing Calmer. Where certain common sounds like playground noise, classroom chatter, furniture moving, or simply the sound of jingling coins or car engines can appear stressful and even painful for some people, Calmer helps.

Sensitive hearing is effectively managed by Calmer Kids, which sits comfortably in the child’s ears, reducing stressful frequencies without muffling overall sound quality. It has the effect of taking the sharp edges off some sounds, leaving the wearer calmer and more relaxed. 

Calmer Kids are non-electric (no harmful EMF or charging required) and are made from comfortable, soft silicone. They work using a unique waveguide inside, to channel sound directly into the ear, reducing distortion and resonance.

“Some children’s hearing is so good that everyday sounds can be a bit overwhelming, making them feel stressed and anxious,” says Flare co-founder Naomi Roberts. “We’ve made a cool gadget that children can wear inside their ears to reduce the most annoying sounds and help them focus on the important ones. We’ve called them Calmer Kids and that’s exactly what they do - make you feel calmer.”

The earbuds can be worn anywhere without reducing a child’s awareness of their environment, including at school, in the playground, travelling, watching television or on the games console. They improve relaxation, concentration and reduce stress and irritable feelings.

“My son is autistic and has struggled with auditory overwhelm for years,” says one review. “He loves his Calmer plugs and says that they change sounds so he can still hear, but the sharp sounds aren’t so sharp. He says he feels far more in control and engaged. Absolute game changer.”

Calmer Kids come in red, blue and yellow and are available from 1st October 2021.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 (parent / guardian discretion advised). For teens and adults, see Calmer Mini or Calmer Standard.

Accessories also available.