Don’t your kids hate it when you neurotically pull the headphones from their heads to check the music volume?
Oh. So I’m slightly more anal than the average parent regarding headphone usage?
But rightfully so! Noise induced hearing loss is completely preventable if your ears are protected.
A normal conversation is at an approximate volume of 60dB. Chainsaws and bulldozers are at around 100dB. MP3 and other personal music devices can reach volumes of 120+dB! Exposure to noises of 85dB+ can damage hair cells and hearing nerves. The damage may be temporary or permanent and can affect both the volume and clarity of what is heard.
Listen to the following audio clips to demonstrate the effect of noise-induced hearing loss.
If your child has a mild noise-induced hearing loss, this is what they will hear:
Speech in a quiet environment
But here is where the hearing loss makes a huge difference. Imagine your child at school trying to listen to others:
Speech in a noisy environment
Now who’s proud that they neurotically check the iPod volume? 😉
My children are extremely thankful for the package we received last week containing three iHearSafe headphones. These headphones do not allow dangerous volumes to reach your child’s ears. Regardless of how high the child cranks the volume, the volume will not exceed 85dB. Which means that mommy will stop yanking the headphones off their ears.
Some of the great features included:
*The headphones were extremely comfy. Even my finicky daughter did not complain.
*The earclips were colorful and trendy. My son was especially pleased that they were shiny red.
*The earbuds were comfortable and easy to use.
Here is the best part. They are giving away your choice of product to two of my super readers.
To enter this giveaway, please visit iHearSafe and tell me:
1. One thing you learned on the website
2. If you would like the headphones , earclips , or earbuds if you win
3. Gain an extra entry by blogging about this giveaway, then come back and leave a comment with the link
Although you will not get an extra entry for following me, I’d sure love it if new readers stuck around for a while. 😉
Giveaway will close 2/28/09. U.S. Residents only. Winners will be chosen with Random.org and given 48 hours to respond.