The health risk in your pocket

April 12, 2019

The health risk in your pocket

We all like to think that we take care of our own health, and socially the health of our children, but there are some hidden risks to health that not everyone is aware of, and one of them is in your pocket almost everywhere you go. Whether its music, video or games, your smartphone, tablet or music device could be causing harm to you and your children’s health.

The problem with these devices is that we tend to turn the volume up to drown out the world around us, and that can lead to having the volume set too loud very easily, with excess volume causing damage your hearing, permanently. If you were not aware of the problem, you are not alone, but there are things that we can all do to avoid this hearing damage, known as noise -induced hearing loss.

The obvious one is to simply not turn up the volume too far, and of course, that is what we should all be doing, but how loud is too loud? Studies show that a train or construction vehicle, roadworks such as drilling can all damage hearing if you are exposed to it for too long, and these range between 90dB and 120dB in volume. If you turn your music player up all the way, it can reach 130dB volume inside headphones, so you can see, that is a recipe for disaster.

For adults, making the choice to keep volume low is one thing, but what about your children? Whether by accident or just when you are not looking, they can turn music, videos, games or anything they use headphones for way too loud and cause damage. It’s happening to children across the country, you see them walking to school with their Bluetooth kid’s headphones on, but how many are too loud?

There is no way to tell, and that is why Puro Sound Labs have created a range of volume limiting kid’s headphones. These include circuitry built into the kid’s Bluetooth headphones that restrict the volume your child can hear, no matter how far they turn it up. That means that even when you can’t see them, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing they can never turn their music or videos up to unsafe volumes.

When choosing kid’s wireless headphones, every parent will want to find the best kid’s headphones for their child, but while comfort and looks are important, the best kid’s headphones really are the ones that will keep noise levels safe. When you are purchasing any headphones, especially for children, always check they are volume limiting kid’s headphones that will prevent accidental hearing damage in the future.

Smartphones and music player shave transformed how we listen to music, but we should always be aware of potential problems. Listening to music, videos or games through headphones is perfectly safe as long as that volume is kept below dangerous levels, so remember, keep it turned down.