Autism Support Gibraltar donates ear defenders to local schools

Autism Support Gibraltar has donated ear defenders to local schools for those pupils who have particularly sensitive hearing.

People who are affected find certain sounds annoying, upsetting and sometimes even painful, making it very difficult to concentrate in class. 

The ear defenders block out the annoying, distracting or painful sounds, but students can still hear the teacher. They’re like magic! And for those who might get agitated in the lunch hall, these ear defenders can help them stay calm as well.

The ear defenders have been donated to every school in Gibraltar for them to distribute among those pupils who have especially sensitive hearing.

ASG was established in 2012 and is run by a group of volunteers to help those who are affected by autism. They offer parents, helpers and carers information and support about autism.