This recent NYT article by Joyce Cohen identifies evidence-based noise risk info for parents and others on How to protect kid’s ears from constant headphone use. It’s not just kids. Everyone who listens at >50% volume is at risk of permanent progressive hearing health damage. Always keep the volume well below 50% to protect hearing, speech understanding, and music clarity for future quality of life. Consider family rule of no personal listening for age 12 and younger. Teach children to entertain themselves with activities that don’t include using headphones with devices.
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