With March Break upon us, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that the silence of your child wearing headphones or earbuds while listen to music or video games is NOT always golden.
An iPod’s maximum volume is more than 10 times as loud as the recommended listening setting & the sensory damage caused by prolonged listening is irreversible.
With hearing loss on the rise in teens in the last decade, we urge you to implement some simple – but effective safe listening rules for your child.
1. Never allow listening through headphones for longer than 4 hours per day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being exposed to more than 85 decibels (about the level that teens listen to their music today) of sound for eight hours can damage your hearing.*
2. Provide your child with cool – but safe – listening gear. Such as these headphones which control the volume through filters which caps the output of sound.
3. Have your child’s hearing tested. If he or she listens to a lot of music or plays a lot of video games with headphones on, we recommend a hearing test every 2nd year. Call The Hearing & Dizziness Clinic at (519) 961-9285 today to have your child’s hearing tested!
Have a safe and fun March Break! We’ll keep our fingers crossed for nice weather!
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