The Sleep and Sound earmuff has been specially designed to protect your little one’s hearing and to provide an environment of calm in their noisy world. Hearing protection for our little ones is imperative! When exposed to sound that is too loud, children can have difficulty sleeping, they can have trouble concentrating, and they can become stressed and or anxious.
Turn down the noise! Imagine this, you are cooking in the kitchen, you have the blender and the dishwasher going. The television is on whilst the kids are playing on their iPad’s or listening to music or playing video games. Your phone rings, you answer it, you try to turn up the volume to hear the person on the other end only to discover it is already switched to full. NOISE!!!! Argh… some of us don’t have to imagine it because this is what we hear in our homes often. We can help limit exposure to noise and of course… protect our ears! Why wouldn’t we, after all they are the only ones that we’ll ever get!
Could these common sources of noise be doing your child’s hearing harm?
Have you ever taken your child to an Australia Day parade? Gone to pay respects at an Anzac Day procession? Did you know that certain percussion and brass instruments can reach levels of 140 decibels at close range! When you take your child to their favourite music concert, yes even the Wiggles… were you aware that these fun activities can expose your child to noises which remain at a fairly constant level of 110 decibels? If you add to that excited, screaming fans, noises can soar to a damaging 120 decibels! To put things into perspective… 120 decibels is actually around the same level of noise as an ambulance siren.
Some children are more sensitive to sound and noise and they experience auditory sensitivity. They can find noisy environments overwhelming and become distressed, withdrawn, agitated or frightened. They can also experience sensory overload, which is when the brain becomes too overloaded trying to process too many sounds and signals and they find it difficult to filter out noise. Auditory sensitive or sensory overload can occur in a restaurant, cafe, shopping centre, theme park or any place where there are a number of noises for the brain to process and or block out. People who have Aspergers or autism can frequently encounter sensory overload. We have found that blocking unwanted noise with either earplugs or earmuffs helps to create a place of calm for the person involved. Many people find it productive to wear noise blocking earplugs or earmuffs when they need to study, relax and take time out from their noisy and busy day.
These noise blocking earmuffs are designed for use from 2 years and up, with a soft padded, comfortable headband that is easy to adjust. The ear cups have been designed with multiple layers of sound blocking material and fit comfortably around the ears to provide the best seal against unwanted noise.
It is no surprise to us all that our children are exposed to way too much noise on a daily basis. The sad truth of the matter is that exposure to noise, over a period of time, can result in hearing loss. The world is getting faster and much, much louder. As stated on the Australian Better Health site “over 12 per cent of American children aged between 6 and 19 years have hearing loss caused by noise, and the loss is permanent for around five per cent of them.”
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