Food for thought for all parents/caregivers.
Attentive readers (they’re mostly lawyers) will recall I wrote a story a few months ago about headphones for kids, stressing how easily damage can be done by too much volume. This struck a chord with a man named Dave Russell, who lives in San Diego, down the southern end of California’s coast. A few years ago he noticed his youngest daughter, Niki, was having hearing difficulties. Like most kids she likes her music loud. She cranked it up on the headphones she wore to school every day, and developed noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). It’s too late for Niki; there’s no cure for NIHL.
To read the full article, please click on the following link to the Sydney Morning Herald: https://www.smh.com.au/technology/headphones-dealing-with-deaf-threats-20170726-gxisfh.html