When children listen to audio content, it’s often through a set of headphones. And though it can be easily overlooked, hearing loss is a serious risk that every parent must consider when buying technology for their kids. According to a 2011 study cited by The New York Times, modern portable devices can produce sound levels of up to 107 decibels — well above the 85-decibel limit recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
JLab’s JBuddies Volume Safe Over-Ear Headphones are designed to protect children from unsafe noise levels. Built for kids ages 6 and up, they come equipped with built-in volume limiters and cushioned ear pads — a combination that delivers comfort for kids and peace of mind for parents.
Here are 4 key product features of the JBuddies Studio Headphones:
1. Volume limits: JBuddies are built to prevent children from raising the volume above the recommended 85-decibel limit.
Limiters are housed inside the cable that connects to your child's audio device. These small electrical components reduce the strength of the electrical current flowing between the headphones and the audio source, limiting the volume output.
In some kids' headphones, crafty children can remove the volume regulation feature by swapping out the original cable for another one. But with the JBuddies, the cable is permanent, meaning kids can't remove it.