Children's ear muffs (kids hearing protection)
Ear muffs to protect children from age 3+ from hearing damage. Our ear muffs protect children's hearing from permanent damage caused by loud noises, while allowing children to hear other environmental sounds.
Why do my kids need ear muffs?
Do you take your children to an environment where sound levels excceed the recommended maximum of 85 decibels (dB(A))? Examples are motor racing, airshows, concerts and school trips to workplaces where the employees are expected to wear ear muffs.
Your children may own toys which expose them to noise levels of above 85dB(A) when they are used near children's ears.
Ear muffs for children
The ear muffs have comfortable foam filled ear padding to make sure they do not squeeze too hard on kids' heads. Although they have a rugged construction, the ear muffs are lightweight (only 160g).
Our ear muffs comply with BS EN352-1: 1993, the European Standard for hearing protection and hearing defenders. So children can use them in noisy industrial settings where employees are required to use ear muffs.
The ear muffs fit all children from age 3 to 16. The ear muffs have a simple design and are easily adjustable - each side of the ear muffss slide up and down. The child places the ear muffs on his or her head and alters the length of each side so that the child's ears are covered by the ear muff.
How does noise cause hearing loss?
A child's inner ear contains around 15,000 special hearing hair cells, enabling them to hear a vast range of sounds from the low buzzing of a bee, to the high pitch laughter of a young child. Each of these cells is precious because, if damaged by loud noises, it can never be replaced.
Hearing loss can be caused by a one-time exposure to a very loud sound like an explosion, or by extended exposure to loud sounds over a long period of time, as would be the case in many industrial settings.
The intensity (loudness) of sound is measured decibels. Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before hearing loss can occur. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss.
Children along with people of all ages can be affected by hearing damage:
in the workplace (e.g. children on educational visits to workplaces)
in recreational settings (e.g. shooting, woodworking, loud concert music)
and at home (e.g. older children's loud music, lawnmowers and other garden power tools). Hearing loss in children from these sources of noise completely preventable if children wear ear defenders / hearing defenders when exposed to noise.
Ear muffs - specification
Ear muffs noise attenuation values (dB):
SNR 24 (average attenuation (noise reduction))
H 31 (high frequency noise reduction)
M 21 (medium frequency noise reduction)
L 14 (low frequency noise reduction)