Noise Eraser

What’s that sound? Not the dull roar of traffic or a humming engine. QuietOn’s noise cancelling earplugs take care of those low-frequency sounds so you can concentrate or grab some sleep. These sleek ear buds use active noise cancelling technology to essentially erase background noise. Built-in microphones pick up ambient noises, and then create a 180-degree wave that normalizes them. But you can still hear high-frequency sounds you need to, like people talking to you or an alarm. The slim in-ear design is comfortable and easy to operate—no confusing settings or buttons—and lends you a bit of quiet in places like a bustling office, or while traveling. Co-Founder Janne Kyllönen had his a-ha moment to create QuietOn—where else?—in the middle of a busy airport. His solution helps to make a peaceful bubble, wherever you are.

QuietOn

Active Noise Cancelling Earplugs

Noise Eraser

What’s that sound? Not the dull roar of traffic or a humming engine. QuietOn’s noise cancelling earplugs take care of those low-frequency sounds so you can concentrate or grab some sleep. These sleek ear buds use active noise cancelling technology to essentially erase background noise. Built-in microphones pick up ambient noises, and then create a 180-degree wave that normalizes them. But you can still hear high-frequency sounds you need to, like people talking to you or an alarm. The slim in-ear design is comfortable and easy to operate—no confusing settings or buttons—and lends you a bit of quiet in places like a bustling office, or while traveling. Co-Founder Janne Kyllönen had his a-ha moment to create QuietOn—where else?—in the middle of a busy airport. His solution helps to make a peaceful bubble, wherever you are.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Janne
    Janne

    Hello Grommet fans! I’m Janne Kyllönen, founder of QuietOn. I am excited and honored to have my invention featured as today’s Grommet. We created active noise canceling earplugs for enhancing your wellbeing in a noisy world.

  • David
    David
    6/6/2017 10:38 AM

    Do they work with a snoring spouse?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 10:55 AM

    Hi David,

    Typically major part of the snoring sound is in 300Hz frequency. In that frequency QuietOn is much more effective than normal soft foam earplugs. So it should work well for that. We have got positive feedback from our customers for this use case but unfortunately also some negative for the sleeping overall. If the product fits in to person's ear anatomy it is useful for sleeping. We have got some comments like "Thank you for saving our marriage!" So hopefully it would work for you too.

    -Janne

  • James
    James
    6/6/2017 10:57 AM

    Do they work well with motorcycle riders? Have you gotten much feedback in this area of work?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 11:23 AM

    @James Hi James,

    Thank you for your interest. The earplugs attenuate distracting sounds without jeopardizing road safety, allowing a more driving comfort. Its small size feature fits well under the helmet.We also conducted a test with other 20 motorcyclists and got very positive feedback (4.5/5) and 90% of them would recommend this to their friends. Here is a comment from Vesa Kajanus (a motorcyclist enthusiast)

    "Exhaust pipe noises reduced remarkably. Undertow noises were silenced completely. Irregular beating noise from the wind inside the helmet was also canceled almost completely. According to the test I will from now on use QuietOns when motorcycling and I recommend QuietOns highly for everyone in the motorcycling purposes!”

    -Janne

  • James
    James
    6/6/2017 11:52 AM

    @Janne I see the case for the earplugs. Do they recharge or do you have to purchase replacement batteries for them? I have hearing aids and I know the batteries only last 5-7 days. How does your product work?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 12:10 PM

    @James. The earplugs switch on automatically once removed from the charging case and when you put them back, they are charged. The case acts as a charger box. In the sales box, there is a Micro-USB cable for charging the case. It usually takes 1h to fully charge the case. The battery lasts for 50h after one-time charge. The battery life if for decades, so don't worry about that. Remember to always put QuietOn earplugs back to the case after using!

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 12:13 PM

    @James. For more information about how it works, you can read more at our website

  • Ariel
    Ariel
    6/6/2017 11:55 AM

    @Janne Are these plugs optimized for use at a shooting range?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 12:33 PM

    @Hi Ariel

    Our active noise canceling earplugs will be switched off temporarily when the volume reaches ~120dB. Thus, above this level, the attenuation is the same as normal soft foam earplugs.

    We have been testing these with 9mm Glock and it was working well but when we did try the 357 Magnum, then we needed to have double protection. Some other types of Earmuffs work well especially with the noise in the mid and high-frequency range, but QuietOn did a great job for the low-frequency sounds which go through the earmuffs.

    Some of our friends who are competing in shooting sports said that this combination would be an advantage, because big guns feel like toy guns after that.

    We were using hearing protection with high volume so speech was also hearable.

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 1:10 PM

    @Ariel. To be more specific, hearable hearing protection is passive earmuffs with the microphone outside. This microphone will pass sound through the muffs that you can hear the speech etc. Thanks to this, the volume can be adjusted. So we are using a bit higher volume to compensate the Quieton attenuation. Then when the shot happens that earmuff will cut the noise and quieton will help with the rest. :)

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    6/6/2017 1:23 PM

    Have you tried them for tinnitus?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 1:30 PM

    @Jennifer Hi Jennifer,

    Staying in a noisy environment might make tinnitus worse afterward. Therefore, we think QuietOn with its good noise reducing capabilities can work as a preventive action. On the other hand, tinnitus becomes more noticeable in silence, so the earplugs might not help if your ears are already ringing. QuietOn isn't able to turn tinnitus off because according to our understanding it isn't real noise but an error signal inside the head.

    -Janne

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

QuietOn

Active Noise Cancelling Earplugs

Noise Eraser

What’s that sound? Not the dull roar of traffic or a humming engine. QuietOn’s noise cancelling earplugs take care of those low-frequency sounds so you can concentrate or grab some sleep.

These sleek ear buds use active noise cancelling technology to essentially erase background noise. Built-in microphones pick up ambient
noises, and then create a 180-degree wave that normalizes them. But you can still hear high-frequency sounds you need to, like people talking to you or an alarm.

The slim in-ear design is comfortable and easy to operate—no confusing settings or buttons—and lends you a bit of quiet in places like a bustling office, or while traveling.

Co-Founder Janne Kyllönen had his a-ha moment to create QuietOn—where else?—in the middle of a busy airport. His solution helps to make a peaceful bubble, wherever you are.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Janne
    Janne

    Hello Grommet fans! I’m Janne Kyllönen, founder of QuietOn. I am excited and honored to have my invention featured as today’s Grommet. We created active noise canceling earplugs for enhancing your wellbeing in a noisy world.

  • David
    David
    6/6/2017 10:38 AM

    Do they work with a snoring spouse?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 10:55 AM

    Hi David,

    Typically major part of the snoring sound is in 300Hz frequency. In that frequency QuietOn is much more effective than normal soft foam earplugs. So it should work well for that. We have got positive feedback from our customers for this use case but unfortunately also some negative for the sleeping overall. If the product fits in to person's ear anatomy it is useful for sleeping. We have got some comments like "Thank you for saving our marriage!" So hopefully it would work for you too.

    -Janne

  • James
    James
    6/6/2017 10:57 AM

    Do they work well with motorcycle riders? Have you gotten much feedback in this area of work?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 11:23 AM

    @James Hi James,

    Thank you for your interest. The earplugs attenuate distracting sounds without jeopardizing road safety, allowing a more driving comfort. Its small size feature fits well under the helmet.We also conducted a test with other 20 motorcyclists and got very positive feedback (4.5/5) and 90% of them would recommend this to their friends. Here is a comment from Vesa Kajanus (a motorcyclist enthusiast)

    "Exhaust pipe noises reduced remarkably. Undertow noises were silenced completely. Irregular beating noise from the wind inside the helmet was also canceled almost completely. According to the test I will from now on use QuietOns when motorcycling and I recommend QuietOns highly for everyone in the motorcycling purposes!”

    -Janne

  • James
    James
    6/6/2017 11:52 AM

    @Janne I see the case for the earplugs. Do they recharge or do you have to purchase replacement batteries for them? I have hearing aids and I know the batteries only last 5-7 days. How does your product work?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 12:10 PM

    @James. The earplugs switch on automatically once removed from the charging case and when you put them back, they are charged. The case acts as a charger box. In the sales box, there is a Micro-USB cable for charging the case. It usually takes 1h to fully charge the case. The battery lasts for 50h after one-time charge. The battery life if for decades, so don't worry about that. Remember to always put QuietOn earplugs back to the case after using!

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 12:13 PM

    @James. For more information about how it works, you can read more at our website

  • Ariel
    Ariel
    6/6/2017 11:55 AM

    @Janne Are these plugs optimized for use at a shooting range?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 12:33 PM

    @Hi Ariel

    Our active noise canceling earplugs will be switched off temporarily when the volume reaches ~120dB. Thus, above this level, the attenuation is the same as normal soft foam earplugs.

    We have been testing these with 9mm Glock and it was working well but when we did try the 357 Magnum, then we needed to have double protection. Some other types of Earmuffs work well especially with the noise in the mid and high-frequency range, but QuietOn did a great job for the low-frequency sounds which go through the earmuffs.

    Some of our friends who are competing in shooting sports said that this combination would be an advantage, because big guns feel like toy guns after that.

    We were using hearing protection with high volume so speech was also hearable.

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 1:10 PM

    @Ariel. To be more specific, hearable hearing protection is passive earmuffs with the microphone outside. This microphone will pass sound through the muffs that you can hear the speech etc. Thanks to this, the volume can be adjusted. So we are using a bit higher volume to compensate the Quieton attenuation. Then when the shot happens that earmuff will cut the noise and quieton will help with the rest. :)

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    6/6/2017 1:23 PM

    Have you tried them for tinnitus?

  • Janne
    Janne – Special Guest
    6/6/2017 1:30 PM

    @Jennifer Hi Jennifer,

    Staying in a noisy environment might make tinnitus worse afterward. Therefore, we think QuietOn with its good noise reducing capabilities can work as a preventive action. On the other hand, tinnitus becomes more noticeable in silence, so the earplugs might not help if your ears are already ringing. QuietOn isn't able to turn tinnitus off because according to our understanding it isn't real noise but an error signal inside the head.

    -Janne

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.