Music, movies, audiobooks, podcasts – these are just a few of the ways we use our digital devices. Headphones help us take these favorites with us on-the-go, while and keep everyone around us a little bit happier.
So, what is the downside? Hearing loss is closer than you think.
Hearing Loss and Your Kids
According to the World Health Organization, “some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe use of personal audio devices.” If used irresponsibly, headphones pose a serious threat of hearing loss.
Explaining this danger to kids can be difficult. It is not an immediate issue but instead occurs over longer periods of time. It’s like trying to tell them not to eat too much candy because they may face health issues years later. If the problem isn’t a big, scary monster right in front of them, kids tend to disregard it. Read our