Headphone volume may cause harm to hearing
Some common signs and symptoms that your child might be experiencing hearing loss include:
- Voices sounding muffled
- Asking to repeat what you have just said
- Turning up the volume on the TV
- Hearing “ringing” in the ears, also known as tinnitus
Teachers and parents are encouraged to visit It’s A Noisy Planet. This is a National Institute of Health (NIH) campaign that has interactive resources for parents, children, and professionals; to help educate them on the potential dangers of noise induced hearing loss by use of ear buds or headphones, Stapp said.
“I can’t stress enough how important it is to be aware of noise-induced hearing loss, especially in the age of connectivity that we currently live in,” she said.