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Hearing Protection Headphones For Kids
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Hearing Protection Headphones for Kids

Those little ears need protection! Loud sounds from popular events like concerts, fireworks, and NASCAR races can be very bad for kids ears and hearing....and for yours as well. It is super important to get quality hearing protection for your kids when you plan to have your child join you at loud events.

Here are some things to know before buying protective headphones or earmuffs for your child.

Check the NRR Rating

The first and most important thing to check is the NRR Rating. This rating stands for Noise Reduction Rating and is issued by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).

In short, the higher the NRR Rating number, the better the protection from harmful noise.

The EPA recommends a NRR Rating between 21 and 26 for children's protection. Any rating lower than that is not enough protection and a rating higher than that might possibly be TOO much protection.

How Can You Get Too MUCH Hearing Protection?

These hearing protective headphones are also what's called 'noise-cancelling' - meaning they cancel out a lot of noise and sound. However, you don't want ALL noise to be canceled out by your child's headphones or else they can't hear YOU.

If your child can't hear you or conversation around them, it's possible they will feel isolated and not want to wear their hearing protection.

Also, it's important that your child can hear you at all times for safety reasons.

Check the Padding and Fit

The padding on your child's headphones should fit snugly and form a seal around their ears. If the headphones don't fit properly, they won't work properly either.

Be sure the padding is also soft so it will be comfortable on your child. If the headphones hurt - they won't wear it.

When it comes to kid's noise cancelling headphones, there is no such thing as "one size fits all". Hearing protection companies, like Baby Banz, sell their earmuffs according to size and age of your child. Sizes range from newborn, to infant, to toddler, on up. Be sure to get the proper size to ensure the proper fit and proper hearing protection.

Having the right hearing protection headphones can make all the difference in the world when it comes to protecting your child's hearing and protecting your enjoyment of the activity as well.

I have heard the kids have slept straight through loud rock concerts and fireworks when they were wearing a quality pair of hearing protector earmuffs. Perhaps I should start wearing them!

Street Talk

Great article. And yes, it's do important to protect children's ears. I have been a sound engineer for nearly two decades and my ears are shot. I only wished I had looked after them a bit earlier in my career.

  about 7 years ago

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