Tip for Making Listening Safer for Your Kids.

Whether it’s because you want a little peace and quiet or they’re in a place where they can’t turn up the sound, most kids have headphones these days connected to their devices. But it is important to protect those little ears with noise! So investing in noise-limiting headphones for your kids is the first step. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billion young people worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices.

Noise-induced hearing loss is irreversible so The World Health Organization recommends a limit of 85 decibels for children’s ears. Volume limits over 85 dB are known to cause hearing loss over time and some go as high as 136 decibels!

Puro Sound Labs Kids Headphones ($89) are volume-limiting to 85 decibels. They also happen to be made of a lightweight aluminum construction–better than plastic that most kids headphones are made from meaning they’ll last longer. And they block out 82% of background noise–so you might find yourself borrowing them too.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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