As parents we work hard every day to make sure that our kids have everything that they need. We do our absolute best to make sure that whatever their dream, we put them in a position to achieve that dream. As parents of a child in band or orchestra we know that means instruments, and lessons and hours upon hours of practice.
Now what if what we are providing for them to make their dream come true is also making it so that dream can never be achieved?
How would you feel?
Unfortunately that is exactly what is happening right now. Study after study is now showing that middle school, high school, and collegiate musicians are being diagnosed with serious hearing loss impacting their future.
Noise induced hearing loss most often occurs over time, and happens when we are exposed to sound levels in excess of 85 decibels. The US Center for Disease Control and OSHA both list noise induced hearing loss as an epidemic in America. This is because as loud sounds enter our inner ear, they slowly kill the hair like cells that convert sound waves into electrical impulses.
Average noise measurements in middle school and high school band and orchestra programs are in excess of 110 decibels on a daily basis (120 decibels is considered the threshold for pain). Collegiate programs are higher and in the 115 decibel range. Marching band measurements are even higher and can exceed 130 decibels.
Every day that your child participates in band or orchestra; every time they practice their instrument; they are damaging their hearing.
There is a solution!
Earplugs For Kids provides a comprehensive system to protect kids from hearing loss. We want them to be able to hear and play beautiful music for their entire lifetime. Our custom fit Musician’s Earplugs are the centerpiece of our program. They are not a one-size-fits-all product, as your child’s ears are different from anyone else’s, and the only hearing protection that works is one that is used and fits correctly. They are custom fit and offer multiple interchangeable filters for each and every musical environment.
To take the next step in protecting the hearing, and the future, of your child, please fill out the information below. We will be in touch to make sure that hopes and dreams are never out of reach due to hearing loss.