Hearing protection

Jan L. Mayes shares current Info on protecting hearing health.

High Fidelity Ear Protection for Music, Words in Noise, Hunting

Websites, media and other sources say use ear protection if you’re in damaging high level environmental noise whether that’s mowing the lawn, going to a concert or stadium event or doing some hunting or shooting. This couldn’t be more general or vague. It depends on if you need to hear in noise. Do you want …

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How to Protect Hearing from Personal Listening Earbuds & Headphones Ages 12 to Adult

[revised 11/25/17] Half of “loudness limiting” headphones packaged as safe for kids don’t work to protect hearing from personal listening. Link to Safe Personal Listening Loudness Limiting Headphones for Children Ages 2 to 12. For older ages, currently there is no safe independently verified loudness limiting earbuds or headphones being manufactured.  How do you know …

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Safe Personal Listening Loudness Limiting Headphones for Children Ages 2 to 12

[revised 11/25/17] A 2012 Survey found over 50% of people aged 3 to 74 use headphones or earbuds for personal listening. Currently the majority of personal listening headphones for children have no loudness limit. The volume can go well over 85 dBA avg or 100 dB max: the international standard for sound level limits described …

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