Recently we had the opportunity to collaborate with Onanoff, maker of Buddy Phones. We love their story! Aptly named Onanoff referencing the fundamental basic action of all electronics, the on and off button, the company represents what is basic and necessary for all users through the creation of easy-to-use essential gadget accessories.Ever tried these? One of our (fave) clients, Armida Carr, a certified bilingual speech language pathologist, had the opportunity to test them out and also let some kids try them. BuddyPhones are volume-limiting headphones designed for sharing and safety. Exposure to excessive levels of sound is proven to be damaging and can cause adverse long-term effect, therefore BuddyPhones are designed with a built-in, volume-limiting circuitry that caps the sound automatically at 85 decibels, which is the level recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for kids. Not only were they designed to keep kids safe, but also to give parents peace of mind, not having to constantly monitor the volume.
BuddyPhones come with the BuddyCable system, a built-in audio splitter that allows up to four audio cables to connect to one device, making it perfect for sharing with your best buddies. For those that have more than one child at home and they have trouble sharing it’s an excellent solution, allowing up to four kids to share one device, squabble-free.
Ms. Carr especially liked that the headphones block out the surrounding sounds. She noticed an increased focus with some of her kiddos. Buddy Phones have the ability to connect to an iPod or iPhone to listen to music. She loved that they are wired for the purpose of not having to replace batteries. Kids who do better with a quiet environment while focusing on work are the ones that benefited mostly from having the headphones. They enjoyed the ability to shut the world off while they focused.
Armida Carr is the founder and owner of New Horizon Therapy. Armida holds a master of science from Arizona State University, is licensed by the State of Arizona, and is certified as a Speech Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Hearing and Language Association (ASHA). As a bilingual speech-language pathologist, Armida has extensive experience with both the pediatric and geriatric population in providing monolingual and dual-language therapy. She holds certifications in Orofacial Myology Disorders, SOS Approach to Feeding, Myofascial Release and Hanen Parent Training “It Takes Two to Talk” in addition to providing individualized services to address speech and language disorders. Armida has been practicing speech and language therapy for nine years, and is driven to ensure that each of her patients receive the best quality treatment and care.
Wife to husband (Geoff Carr) and mom to (3) 1 daughter/2 sons, Ms. Carr appreciates time spent with family. Together they travel and simply enjoy one other’s company at home. On her off time, Armida also practices Sumits yoga, which is known as a combination of Bikram and Vinyasayoga. She loves to hike, read, may also be spotted at a nearby café where she enjoys a delicious cup of coffee and a tasty, (organic) sweet roll.