In today’s virtual world, many young people are glued to their tech devices: smartphones, tablets, computers, video games. While headphones can contain the noise, making the home a little more peaceful, always check the volume.
At the highest volume setting, most technology can produce sounds at 105 dB or higher. This volume can damage hearing in as little as 5 minutes! If you can hear the sounds playing from your child’s earbuds or headphones from a few feet away, the volume is too loud.
A good rule of thumb is to never raise the volume above halfway. At half volume or less, your children can safely listen for hours if they want to.
We are here to help if you or a family member is having any difficulties with hearing, hearing aids, hearing aid apps or Tinnitus please give us a call at 727-323-2471 and set up an appointment.
We can help you.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
P.S. We are here to help if you have any questions about your hearing, feel free to give us a call at 727-323-2471