While we are busy taking care of our little ones daily tasks, routines and battling our own day to day errands - take a few minutes to read this blog post about how we can be exposing our little ones ears with too much noise and without proper protection.
We will try to make this as simple as it should be and how to prevent children's hearing loss. Whether you have an infant or a teenager, they should be protected whenever necessary.
Noise induced hearing loss results from exposure to loud sounds and noises. It can be from a one-time intense sound like an explosion or by continuous exposure over a certain period of time. Sound is measured in decibels (dB) and listening in anything over 85dB for a long period of time can cause hearing loss. The louder it is, the shorter it takes to cause noise induced hearing loss.
This is why the headphones we have chosen to sell must meet 85dB maximum volume limitations. Click here to see the headphones and earmuffs we carry from Puro Sound Labs. Tried and tested by our Wander Cubs team as well as voted #1 by Wirecutter (New York Times), these are the safest and most durable in the market.
Let us give you some examples of sounds in dB and perhaps after reading this list, you will know when to be prepared.
- light traffic 50dB
- normal conversations 60dB
- shower 70dB
- alarm clock 80dB
- motorcycle 100dB
- emergency vehicle sirens 115dB
- loud rock concert 120dB
- fireworks 145dB
"The noise during a typical plane journey can vary significantly. Take-off and landing are the loudest moments, when noise levels inside the cabin can reach 105 decibels (dB). At cruising altitudes, noise drops to around 85 dB, says Pamela Mason of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)" (bbc.com)
Best to keep this in mind and protect your little ones ears before it's too late.