Selecting Headphones for a Child

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Children’s hearing loss is on the rise. Increasing use of tablets and smartphones surely play a role in this. Younger and younger kids are getting to choose on their own what to listen to, how to and when.
Did you know it is highly recommendable to avoid any kind of headphone-use with under 3-year-olds? When selecting safe headphones for kids, it’s important to remember that their hearing is much more sensitive than that of adults’. The main principles to keep in mind are:
  • limit the use,
  • avoid earbuds,
  • control the volume levels.
Does the child hear your voice from a meter or two away when wearing headphones? If not, the volume is most likely too high. A reliable choice has an always-on decibel control circuit to cap the volume at levels recommended for children.

Another important aspect to children’s headphones is durability and design. The set must be flexible, preferably waterproof and lightweight. It must be resistant to hits here and there. Purchasing the lowest-cost headphones could backfire as soon as they fall from the small hands onto a hard surface. Thankfully there is a fair selection of reasonably priced, good-quality headphones out and available.

For our mindfully chosen safe items, please take a look here.