Headphones marketed for children exceed their advertised volume limits, an investigation has found.
An expert warns exposing them to these levels could leave youngsters with ‘the hearing of a 70-year-old by the time they’re 50’.
Researchers tested six headphones – PuroSound, LilGadgets, Snuggly Rascals, Peppa Pig, JVC Tinyphones and Kidz Gear. When used with smartphones and tablets, most of them limited the volume to their claimed levels, shared Daily Mail.
All of them, apart from the PuroSound and Kidz Gear ones, exceeded their advertised limit by at least three decibels when plugged into a laptop or CD player.
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Hearing expert Dr Michael Stone, of Manchester University, said a safe volume for children is around 80 decibels. Higher than that, ‘they could end up with the hearing of a 70-year-old by the time they’re 50,’ he said.
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