It's time to care about your kids' headphones because chances are they're using the wrong pair.
As a parent, you're constantly worrying about the safety and well-being of your children. You wouldn't use any old car seat, you wouldn't buy them a defective bike helmet, you wouldn't give them toys painted in lead, so why are you giving your kids unsafe headphones?
Here at Puro Sound Labs, we're on a mission to end the epidemic of noise-induced hearing loss by providing the safest (and most-stylish) kids headphones on the market. The sad fact is that most headphones are not suitable for your kids. And even scarier, most headphones that claim to limit volume to a safe level failed to do so.
The academic consensus is that long or repeated exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. For context, a normal conversation is at 60 decibels, city traffic is around 85 decibels, and sirens are at 120 decibels. So 85 decibels really isn't all that "loud" - at least compared to other sounds you encounter in your daily life.
So if 85 decibels is the safe level for sound, how loud are most standard headphones? A whopping 105-120 decibels. So next time you give junior your headphones to distract him for a little bit, you could be exposing to him dangerous sound levels that can cause irreversible hearing damage.
Even though the dangers of noise-induced hearing loss are real and even though most headphones are wrong for your child, there is a simple solution: Puro Sound Lab's BT2200 Volume-Limited Kids' Bluetooth Headphones. These headphones are the best kids' headphones available - just ask The New York Times, or Tech Advisor, or The Wirecutter (you get the idea).