The good news about hearing loss in children is that many of the leading causes are preventable. Children do not have to listen to music cranked up to maximum volume on low-quality earbuds. They don’t have to listen to loud music for hours on end. They don’t have to go to rock concerts, or attend without wearing protective sound blockers. As a parent or caregiver, you may have to become the “bad guy” and have your children stop doing things their peers are doing — but, if your children don’t thank you now because of social pressure, they will thank you later when they see what happens to friends whose parents didn’t care.
Music is probably the leading cause of preventable hearing loss in children. In the old days, it wasn’t nearly as easy to listen to music everywhere. It took a lot of work to haul records from one place to another. And today, the proliferation of inferior-quality earbuds leads children to crank up the volume louder than ever as they attempt to filter out background sounds. This is why high-quality headphones are the best option whenever children are using their cell phones or other personal devices for entertainment.
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Guide created by e3 Diagnostics