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Making Smart Audio Choices For Your Kids With KidzSafe

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.
KidzSafe personal audio devices limit the audio output to a ear friendly 85db or less, with brightly colored, easily customizable devices like the D.I.Y. MyDesign Headphones. #ad
Momma Told Me: Turn it down, you're going to go deaf!

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.
KidzSafe personal audio devices limit the audio output to a ear friendly 85db or less, with brightly colored, easily customizable devices like the D.I.Y. MyDesign Headphones. #adKidzSafe personal audio devices limit the audio output to a ear friendly 85db or less, with brightly colored, easily customizable devices like the D.I.Y. MyDesign Headphones. #ad
Children, especially tweens, spend a lot of time listening to modern media. From the moment they arrive home in that slow humming giraffe rocker, to their first audible glimpse of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Misca Musca Mickey Mouse!) our children are groomed to respond to stimuli they can hear. We're even told that they learn better when lessons are set to a familiar tune or repeating rhyme, so we let them plug into their iPads and even our smartphones and stream away. But what is all of that headphone time really doing?

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.
KidzSafe personal audio devices limit the audio output to a ear friendly 85db or less, with brightly colored, easily customizable devices like the D.I.Y. MyDesign Headphones. #ad
KidzSafe audio equipment, earphones, speakers, and more are specially designed to limit sound output below 85db (the level at which studies indicate hearing damage can occur.) Since there is no way for children and parents to easily regulate or measure sound output on most modern audio devices this takes the guesswork out of recreational music and audio consumption and gives parents the peace of mind they need. KidzSafe products are also designed with your child's tastes in mind, utilizing durable materials and a rich palette of neon colors. KidzSafe D.I.Y. Headphones come in 4 beautiful color combinations, each with interchangeable ear pads of a complimentary color.
KidzSafe personal audio devices limit the audio output to a ear friendly 85db or less, with brightly colored, easily customizable devices like the D.I.Y. MyDesign Headphones. #ad
The MyDesign D.I.Y. headphones also include 50+ designer stickers and 2 matching cord sets so your child can truly make their style shine while listening in comfort. And these audiologist recommended headphones also come with a carrying case, so you don't have to worry about those spare parts getting lost, or the cords getting tangled. Kiara (10) immediately knew the Pink MyDesign D.I.Y. KidzSafe headphones were for her and began the process of painstakingly deliberating over sticker placement. She especially loved that the headphones could showcase BOTH her favorite colors, pink and purple, and that the stickers were 'sparkly.'
Tween Girl Playlist- KidzSafe personal audio devices limit the audio output to a ear friendly 85db or less, with brightly colored, easily customizable devices like the D.I.Y. MyDesign Headphones. #ad
Of course the volume of the sound is just as important as the message of the music coming out of the headphones, so I went ahead and made up a Tween (Girls) Playlist from some of Radio Disney's top 50 songs right now. While Radio Disney has child-friendly edits available, not all of the songs they edit or cover are still the most tween friendly in message and theme. Remember to pay attention to what your tween is listening to- just because a song talks about popcicles and rainbows does not mean it won't provoke smart questions from your daughter down the line! As a general rule, listen to all approved music with your tween and always be prepared to discuss the song's meaning- especially if you're not comfortable with hearing them repeat the words back!
KidzSafe personal audio devices limit the audio output to a ear friendly 85db or less, with brightly colored, easily customizable devices like the D.I.Y. MyDesign Headphones. #ad
We love our KidzSafe D.I.Y. MyDesign Headphones, and are looking into getting a wireless speaker for Kiara's younger brother (5) who could use something durable to carry around and into the backyard while he plays. Sometimes, as adults, we are not the best role-models, un-intentionaly- I know I'll also be more aware of how loud I play the music when around small ears, from now on! Follow KidzSafe on Facebook and Twitter for more kids safe audio tips. Now dish- what's one song you or your tween have to turn up when it comes on the radio?

What Daughter Says:  What's comfortable may not be what's safest- choose decibel limiting personal audio gear to protect developing ears.

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.

23 comments:

  1. Those sound like some awesome headphones. My oldest has been asking for a new pair lately & these would be perfect.

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  2. I should get a pair of these for my niece. I can CLEARLY hear everything she's listening to when her headphones are on. She never listens when her mom tells her to turn it down!

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  3. I think this is an awesome idea. Kids think they'll live forever, and they also think that nothing bad can happen to them. This is a great way to make sure their ears keep up with the rest of them.

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  4. I bought one for my son a long time ago. It was a little too quiet for the plane ride, but these look MUCH better quality I will check into these next plane ride!

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  5. These look fantastic. My son needs a new pair for home and the car so I'm looking into these.

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  6. Those look great! My daughters would certainly love to have a pair of their own. One of my daughters likes the music louder and the other likes it quieter. These sound like they would be great for the both of them.

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  7. We love our KidzSafe Headphones! Not to mention I love not having to worry about hearing problems with my son when he wears them!

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  8. These are so great for kids. I worry if they use headphones they will listen to something too loud. The Kids Gear headphones make it impossible for them to do that. Great product.

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  9. I think this is a great product for kids. I love they can personalize their headphones. That is a cute concept.

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  10. Those are so super-cute. My kids would love them. And, yes, it is super-important to think of their fragile ears. These sound great. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. These headphones would be perfect for my kids. They are at the age that they like different music and we have battles over who is going to listen to what.

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  12. I love this idea. I like that the kids can customize them. I will have to pick up a pair for my daughter.

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  13. My kids will love these. I am going to pick up a couple pairs to give them for birthday gifts.

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  14. My kids are music fanatics and all three of them would love a pair of customizable headphones like these. I wouldn't mind rocking a pair at the gym myself.

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  15. Those are awesome! My daughter would flip over these especially since you can decorate them!

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  16. I really like these headphones and I think my daughter would love them, too. She needs a new pair, hers are way too big.

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  17. These are so cute and perfect for little kids. I like how they are made especially for children.

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  18. We used to have these and the kids loved them. Sadly, they left them somewhere and we never got another set.

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  19. What adorable headphones, my oldest would go nuts for these! I love how you can customize them!

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  20. Those headphones are great! A boy version for my son would be awesome.

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  21. These are awesome. I would love a pair for myself! If there is a version for boys, I'd love a pair for my son as well.

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  22. My girls would love these headphones!!! They love listening to mp3's and this would be a great way for them to have their own style as well.

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  23. So cute! My daughters would also love this product! The pink is such a cute color too for them!

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