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Knowhow is the award-winning end-to-end services brand supporting Currys PC World. Knowhow strives to better serve customers throughout the lifetime of their products and to help them get the best from their technology. Services include delivery and installation, set-up, repairs and protect.

This article series will be introducing new technologies as well as helping us enjoy and make the most of new products for years to come.

Knowhow No. 24

Music lovers are getting younger, and from an early age many children want to listen to their own music collections - which you may not necessarily want to share! Headphones offer youngsters an opportunity to listen to music or watch films in the car or on long journeys. For peace of mind, make sure your kids' and grandkids' headphones are safe for small ears.

NB: Headphones are not recommended for any child under the age of three.

Kids' headphones - what protection do they offer for young ears?

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While earphones look small and harmless, the wrong pair can easily expose ears to noise levels well above the accepted safety limits. Listening to loud music at an early age can cause irreversible damage to children's hearing. Adult earphones are not suitable for children as they are normally too big and also can give louder noise volumes so always opt for headsets designed for specifically for children.

The recommended upper limit for noise exposure to a child's ears is 85 decibels. (To put this in perspective; a normal conversation usually reaches 60 decibels.)

Check the child's headphones for:

  • Over-the-ear headphones, not in-ear sets (over-the-ear offers better protection)
  • Volume-limiters (so the child can't turn up the volume past the 'safe' level)
  • Adjustable size settings  - so they can fit the child's head comfortably as they grow
  • A sturdy, durable headset that can withstand damage while the child plays 

NB: Health guidelines recommend children should not use headphones for more than an hour at a time.

 

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