Help safeguard your child's ears with these comfy, protective, ear defenders. These ear defenders are a must have precaution if you plan on taking your child anywhere with large amounts of noise.
Earmuffs size: 108.5 x 84mm (4.2 x 3.3in)
can stretch an additional 35mm (1.3in)
Your Child and Hearing
Infants are especially susceptible to hearing damage from loud noises because their skulls are thinner, according to the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. Prolonged or sudden exposure to loud noises can damage parts of the inner ear -- the area responsible for hearing -- such as the outer hair cells, inner hair cells and nerves in the inner ear. Damaging even one quarter of these cells can cause hearing loss.
Your child cannot protect them self against loud or harmful noises, so it's up to you to safeguard against damage to his delicate hearing. Understanding what noises can be harmful to your baby can help you pinpoint noises that could harm them. Damage to your infant’s hearing can lead to permanent hearing loss, early intervention is vital.
Safe levels can vary according to the duration of the exposure. For example, an adult using a very loud hairdryer can damage her hearing over time. Because your baby cannot tell you how loud is too loud, use a general rule of thumb, that noises less than 80 decibels should not cause hearing damage, according to The Children’s Hearing Institute. This is the equivalent to noise in a restaurant or in city street traffic. A normal conversation is about 60 decibels