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August 30, 2017

CozyPhones in the Classroom

It's back to school time for most students in the United States and, like every year, the school supply list has been mailed or posted online. Notebooks, pencils, and glue sticks are just a few of the necessities each year. Most recently, headphones have appeared on the list and CozyPhones have become a go-to. 

Ashley Tomasewski of Brookfield, IL, said her daughter has been required to have headphones for the last three years. She is currently going into second grade.

"They are given an iPAD in kindergarten," Tomasewski said, adding that it comes with a reading app, which includes stories and quizzes for each one. "They must have headphones to be able to participate in this. Gia hates the headphones that came in her school supply kit. This causes her to have sensory issues and to not be able to complete her reading assignments."

Unfortunately, most headphones don't stay on or slide around, she said, causing the foam to rub on her daughter's ears.
Earbuds are even more complicated, which adds to sensory issues.  

"This effects her learning in school," Tomasewski said. "If something as small as different headphones help her learn, I am all for it."

Tomasewski said she learned about CozyPhones on Facebook and decided to give them a try. They are great to use while completing online assignments, and, although they are not sound cancelling, they can still keep surrounding sounds to a minimum.

"They help her focus on her work because she only hears what's happening on her iPAD. She does not have the distractions of what is happening with the other students around her," Tomasewski said. "I thought this was a perfect solution for school as well as long trips in the car, flights...everything." 

Tomasewski said she would recommend CozyPhones to anyone. They stay in place, do not fall out, and fit regardless of the shape of the ear.

CozyPhones are also a great choice for those who have a student in college. They are great for wearing to bed if you're someone who needs to hear white noise or an audio book in order to fall asleep. And, they double as an eye mask. CozyPhones come in fleece or a cool Lycra Mesh, and are machine washable.

"Kids go through school supplies like crazy and we are going into our second year with the same pair of CozyPhones," Tomasewski said. "They have practically paid for themselves." 

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

July 12, 2017

Car Seat Friendly Headphones

Car seats and headphones - the two have never gone together. But as of late, many parents have become an advocate for CozyPhones, which have become a go-to when packing their bag of travel accessories.

Angie Thornhill learned about the family friendly headphones on Facebook and immediately fell in love with the design. With long car rides and family vacations on her mind, Thornhill decided to give them a try. 

"Infant and toddler car seats with head supports make wearing the hard plastic headphones uncomfortable and sometimes painful," Thornhill said. "We were constantly helping [our daughter] re-adjust them so they would stay on her head only to have the head support interfere once they were positioned."   

Thornhill chose 'Mystic the Unicorn' and her daughter loved them just as much. They stayed put, Thornhill said,  and the headphones are soft and comfortable. 

"The flexible softness of CozyPhones make riding, listening fun, and falling asleep even easier," Thornhill said. "I would absolutely recommend CozyPhones. They make traveling easier and more enjoyable for child and parent alike."

Alexandra Hurton, creator and writer of the Young Mummy Survival Guide, said she purchased the green frog headphones for long car journeys. When you’re stuck in traffic, it helps keep your child amused, she said, and they are much more convenient than normal headphones.

"As they’re made of fabric, they fold up easily into any storage compartment or handbag. I’ve found they also fit nicely in my iPad case when travelling," Hurton said.

She also noted that her daughter uses them as an eye mask when the sun is in her eyes. And, they are safer to wear in the event of becoming a projectile while driving.

"They’re fun, stylish, soft and my daughter loves them," Hurton said. "The convenience of them is also amazing. We’ve had no problems with them at all."

A number of Facebook fans have also agreed. In a recent post, we asked how many families used CozyPhones with a car seat and how they compared to others:

"My son loves them! He's a pretty rough toddler and I love that he can't break them like he's broken regular headphones, and as an added bonus they're so cute! We were definitely glad to have them on our 8 hour drive to vacation." - Sarah Holmes

"My daughter LOVES them! She's got sensory issues and other problems. Only headphones she will wear!" - Tarilyn Oliver-Purmals

It took a little getting used to for my little one, but now he loves them (as do I). They do NOT make him hot and sweaty even in the summer months. And I love that he can't blast the volume and not hurt his ears. There's no crying about them slipping out, which means no pulling the car over. And I don't have to listen to his episode on Netflix that he's watched for the billionth time 😂 I have considered an adult pair because I have a hard time finding in ear headphones to fit my ears." - Anita Schurg

"Can't rate them highly enough! I have three kiddos that have autism and they truly are awesome! xx" - Donna-Marie Jacklin


June 08, 2017

The Benefit of Sleep Headphones

When CozyPhones launched in 2015, its first product was sleep headphones. Founder and Owner Paul Miller was having issues sleeping at night. He would fall asleep just fine but would often wake up in the middle of the night unable to get back to sleep. 

He decided to purchase a pair of sleep headphones so he could listen to podcasts or audio books until he would drift back to sleep. They lasted less than a year before the wires shorted out and stopped working.  

"I used earbuds for a short time but they became painful after awhile and it's just about impossible to sleep with them on your side," Miller said. "I decided to try another pair of headband headphones, but the original ones I bought were just too expensive. So I decided to make my own."

With comfort and affordability as the main goal, CozyPhones was born and has since become a top seller in the United States. New styles and materials have been added to the lineup, in order to fit more needs.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. In today’s fast-paced society, six or seven hours of sleep may sound pretty good. In reality, though, it’s a recipe for chronic sleep deprivation.

While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. In order to achieve this, some people depend on podcasts or audio books, including white noise or music.

Jade Chandler-Haag has relied on sleep headphones for more than 20 years. She uses them to listen to white noise or self-improvement hypnosis.

"Traditional headphones are inconvenient since they are very uncomfortable," Chandler-Haag said. She suffers from recurring ear problems so can not handle the feel of ear buds either. "CozyPhones are great to sleep in. They are comfortable, regardless of sleeping position, and they do not hurt my ears."

Rebecca Rose said she listens to music when falling asleep. But finding a pair of headphones that were comfortable became a challenge. 

"Headphones are uncomfortable to sleep with or lie down with and hurt my head," Rose said, adding that earbuds were just as bad. "CozyPhones are much more comfortable on my ears and head.

"It doesn't even feel like I'm wearing a pair of headphones. I am lulled to sleep every night I wear CozyPhones, not just because I'm able to comfortably listen to music while I sleep but also because of how comfortable and soothing it feels to wear a nice soft headband over my head each night."

Gemma Mills said she's a fan of the sleep headphones, too, and uses them to listen to Podcasts almost every night. No solution was perfect though. Earbuds fell out easily and it was hard to find a comfortable sleeping position in bed with bulky headphones on.

"CozyPhones are brilliant," Mills said. "They offer me a comfortable experience, with no slippage or soreness. I also believe these are far safer for night time use."

Mills said she enjoys that CozyPhones are stretchy enough to accommodate any head shape. The speakers are fully adjustable and offer great sound, too. 

"I was after something like this for a long time," she said. "I suspect a number of my fellow PC addicts will get equally as excited about them."

May 24, 2017

Hearing Aid Users Find Comfort With CozyPhones

It can be a challenge to find the perfect headphones. But imagine if you wore hearing aids. Not only would conventional headphones be uncomfortable but they often give off a distorted or unclear sound.

Nicole Ingram, of Rhode Island, said this was a constant complaint with her 11-year-old son, Trevor, who suffers from a moderate hearing loss. He has had to wear a bilateral listening device in both ears for the past eight years.

"He would need to remove his hearing aids for "bud" style hearing aids or have big bulky headphones that didn't fit properly over the hearing aids," Ingram said, causing them to fall off or pull her son's hearing aids out. "You don't realize how simple products, such as headphones, can become such a challenge," she said, and for Trevor, it was.

Until Ingram learned about CozyPhones, from an ad she saw on Facebook. Intrigued, she decided to give them a try. So far, they've been quite a success. 

"CozyPhones have been such a great alternative because they fit easily over his hearing aids and secure them so they don't fall off," she said, adding that her son wears them when using his iPad. "They help from him being a distraction to others. Especially in public places or a vehicle."

Ingram said she has already recommended CozyPhones to others and thinks they are great option for everyone.

Mysti Young, of Garden City, Kansas, agrees. Her nine-year-old daughter, Kairi, suffers from Turner Syndrome, a rare chromosomal condition that affects development in females. It can sometimes have a hearing loss associated with it. As a result, Kairi has had to wear hearing aids for the past two years. 

"Kairi does not like a hard, or bulky feeling of normal headphones," Young said. Her daughter uses them for school work on a regular basis while also listening to music. "I saw an ad for CozyPhones on Facebook, in a Turner Syndrome Support Group, and after debating whether to try them or not, I decided to get her a pair for Christmas.


So far, they have been very successful, Young said. Even her friends ask to use them when they're around. 

"They are very comfortable, and the audio is perfect. It's very clear and we have had no problems with it," Young said. "I would definitely recommend using CozyPhones. They are comfortable when laying down or in a car, the audio quality is clear, and they come in all colors and designs."

May 11, 2017

Travel Made Easy with CozyPhones

If you're a parent who has traveled long distances with your child you know it can be quite frustrating. "Are we there yet?", "I'm bored.", "Tommy won't stop touching me." Add restless, impatient, and volatile and it's a whole new ball game.

As a result, most parents don't mind plugging their kiddos into the latest Disney film or educational electronics from time to time. Especially if it keeps the peace...even if it's for a short while.

In other words, if your device works with 3.5 mm stereo plugs in the regular headphone jack, you and your children can enjoy CozyPhones. That's where CozyPhones come in. These super light headphones work perfect with Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry, Nokia, LG, HTC, Google Nexus, Lenovo, Asus, Sony, Dell, Toshiba, HP, MP3, MP4 and other audio devices. *Insert a breath here*

The volume is also limited on the kids' version and is set to 85 decibels. The speakers, which are completely removable and adjustable, sit on the outside of the ear. No more annoying ear buds or bulky headphones that keep sliding off. An added bonus is that they don't interfere with a car seat the way regular headphones do. Oh, and did I mention they double as an eye mask?

If your child becomes sleepy, or the sun is bothering them, CozyPhones can still be used. Just slide them over your eyes and voila

When you're done using your CozyPhones, take them off, fold em' up, and store them in a bag or pocket for next time. It's that easy.

So, no matter which form of transportation you're using, car, airplane, train, or boat, you can do so without distracting those around you. And hopefully with as little backseat moaning and groaning as possible.

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.

February 03, 2016

Deb Runs Reviews Halo Acoustic Wear Headphones

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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.

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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.