I received a KidzSafe Audio Gear product for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. No opinions should be taken as professional or medical advice. All photos and thoughts contained below are original and copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2015.
I still remember my first Walkman. It had the most fashionable headphones. You know the kind with the thin wire frame and the bright orange ear pads made of a sponge-like foam material? You could sit on them, twist them, drop them, and roll over them with your bike, and they would not break. But they also had the less than desirable feature of broadcasting your personal audio entertainment to the entire mini van, and that made for one cranky Momma. Naturally, I'd turn up the volume to drown out her protests, as she fumbled with the dash controls to funnel her favorite radio station towards the front speakers. And so I spent the majority of my tween and teen years ignoring that which my parents said for the melodic screams of much younger adults with trendier hairstyles.
Did you know that hearing loss due to noise exposure is the only form of hearing loss that is entirely preventable? This type of hearing loss can also develop over time, as the inner ear's sensitive 'hair cells' are damaged as a result of direct sound waves that are too loud. Believe it or not- this form of hearing loss is often the cause of self induced over-exposure.
What Daughter Says: What's comfortable may not be what's safest- choose decibel limiting personal audio gear to protect developing ears.