"Hearing loss due to noise exposure is the only type of hearing loss we have any control over. As a pediatric audiologist, I treat the affect of loud music on an alarming number of younger patients.
As a mother, I understand that music is a part of every generation and today's youth has more opportunities to directly expose their fragile ears to outputs that can cause hearing loss.
KidzSafe provides the perfect solution for everyone. Kids get to listen to music with earbuds that fit their ears and parents get to relax knowing they are protecting their child from damaging levels of sound. I'm a tough customer when it comes to ears, but KidzSafe™ is safe enough for my kids!" - Jacqueline R. Scholl Au.D, CCC/A, FAAA (www.theschollcenter.com)
What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss?
When exposed to harmful impulse noise or loud sounds over a prolonged period, sensitive structures in our inner ear can be damaged causing Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). These sensitive structures, called hair cells, are small sensory cells in the inner ear that convert sound energy into electrical signals that travel to the brain. Once damaged, hair cells cannot grow back. Recent studies have shown that exposure to harmful noise triggers the formation of molecules inside the ear that can damage or kill hair cells.
How much noise is too much?
Sounds louder than 85 decibels (dB) can damage your ears. A decibel is a unit that measures the intensity of sound on a scale from zero to 150. A normal conversation is about 60 dB. Jack hammers and dump trucks ring in at over 100 dB. And mp3 players can exceed 120dB!
What are the effects of NIHL?
Exposure to harmful sounds causes damage to the hair cells as well as the auditory, or hearing, nerve. Impulse sound can result in immediate hearing loss that may be permanent. This kind of hearing loss may be accompanied by tinnitus, a ringing, buzzing, or roaring in the ears or head, which may subside over time. Hearing loss and tinnitus may be experienced in one or both ears, and tinnitus may continue constantly or occasionally throughout a lifetime.
Why KidzSafe™ ?
Protect your children’s ears with KidzSafe™ myDesign™ Earbuds and Headphones which help prevent noise induced hearing loss utilizing KidzSafe™ patented volume-limiting technology (<85db). When exposed to harmful impulse noise or loud sounds over a prolonged period, sensitive structures in our inner ear can be damaged causing Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Exposure to harmful soundscausing damage to the hair cells as well as the auditory, or hearing, nerve. Impulse sound can result in immediate hearing loss that may be permanent.
Each KidzSafe™ product has been recommended by Jacqueline R. Scholl Au.D, CCC/A, FAAA
Compatible with all iPod®, IPhone™, IPad™, and other MP3 devices, as well as portable CD and DVD player.
KidzSafe™ myDesign™ Earbuds and Headphones give the same high quality frequency as response found in full size headphones, with cool styles for kids. Safely enjoy your music and videos at moderate volume levels!