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1 in 8 kids today suffer from hearing loss

April 19, 2019

1 in 8 kids suffer from hearing loss

1 in 8 kids today suffer from hearing loss.  This is the reality that parents are forced to confront, and it’s only getting worse. In fact, a recent study showed that 19.5%, or nearly 1 in 5 children between 12 and 19 years old, suffer from some level of noise-induced hearing loss.

The cause of this epidemic is the widespread adoption of how children listen to digital music - headphones. From digital music players like the iPod to the phones that have replaced them, children today are listening to music more and more on those devices through headphones.

Children are listening to music at unsafe levels, causing noise-induced hearing loss. Many children suffer from “slight” hearing loss, which is classified as losing the ability to hear at 16 to 24 decibel levels, which includes a whisper from a parent.  However, continued exposure to damaging volume levels will continue to erode hearing, causing catastrophic hearing loss down the line. Noise induced hearing loss is irreversible, so prevention is the only way to protect your child.

One of largest contributors to noise-induced hearing loss in children is that parents can never be sure how loud a child is listening to music. Many parents painstakingly search to find the best kid’s headphones that are comfortable and easy to use – however, there is only one headphone on the market that actually allows you tocontrol the volume level inside the headphone, saving your child’s hearing.

Puro Sound Labs offers parents the ability to limit the decibel-levels emitting from the headphone, not allowing children to raise the volume to dangerous levels. Puro Sound Labs offers a range of volume-limiting kid’s headphones that can help save your child's ears from noise-induced hearing loss. Acclaimed by Wirecutter and Reviewed.com of USA Today as the best kid’s wireless headphone (even compared to non-decibel limiting headphones), Puro’s decibel-limiting headphones are volume restricted from the factory, meaning your child can never turn raise the volume to dangerous levels. Included in every Puro headphone is an 85dB volume restrictor to prevent the volume from going high enough to damage a child’s sensitive eardrums.

Parents could never control the volume level of their kids’ headphones – until now. By taking away the option to raise the volume to unsafe decibel levels, Puro Sound Labs headphones are the safest children headphone on the market. Parents can never watch everything their children do, but volume limiting children headphones are the best way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.