Finnish tech company QuietOn announced the launch of a new pair of active noise canceling earbuds that are designed to reduce low-frequency noise during sleep.
The QuietOn 3 earbuds are small enough to fit entirely inside most people’s ears, so they don’t protrude and cause discomfort for side sleepers. The small size is enabled by the elimination of the need for transmitters, receivers and other components typically found in music earbuds. The lack of these audio-specific components also enables operation with zero electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation, according to a press release from the company.
“QuietOn 3 leverages breakthrough [noise canceling] technology to create a better environment for sleep, effectively eliminating the low-frequency noises that so often disrupt our sleep,” QuietOn CEO Jussi Lemiläinen said in a statement.“Everything that we want in life – professional success, personal well-being, physiological health – begins with a good night’s sleep. And a good night’s sleep begins with quietude.”
Some of the most common noises that interrupt sleep are low-frequency sounds from heating systems, appliances, traffic, airplanes, snoring and noisy neighbors. QuietOn 3’s noice canceling technology eliminates ambient sound by automatically generating opposite waveforms to nullify the low frequencies, resulting in a much quieter and more peaceful environment for sleep.
“While white noise machines and other noise-masking devices help with lulling one to sleep, the addition of a new noise to overpower background noises can actually prevent or disrupt deep sleep,” said Lemiläinen. “QuietOn 3 and its breakthrough [noise canceling] technology works to eliminate noise to create a sense of calm and quietude that increases both quantity and quality of one’s sleep.”
To fit all ear sizes, each pair of QuietOn 3 comes with four sizes of eartips. There is no wireless setup or connectivity required, and the earbuds come with an automatic charging case.
A single charge provides 28 hours of use, so the earbuds have the power to last all day, or for several nights.“The introduction of new technologies like circadian-based lighting and sleep trackers underscore that high-quality sleep is now a central focus of people’s efforts to improve their general health and well-being,” Lemiläinen added. “With QuietOn 3, we look forward to joining this movement by demonstrating the critical importance of quietude to sleep performance and, ultimately, overall wellbeing and human performance.”