EM's 4 Kids Noise Protection Earmuffs



We love these earmuffs for concerts, games, sporting events, lawnmowing, shopping centers, and outdoor festivals! The EM's 4 Kids Earmuffs are a must for loud environments! Weighing only 6.5 oz, these earmuffs are light but sturdy. They can be folded up to fit in the palm of your hand, making them easy to carry with you or store away. Use them to protect your child's hearing or to help settle them when disturbed by a noisy environment. Noise reduction rating of 22 dB!

*Strong enough to withstand damage and wear from frequent use!*

The earmuff band expands to fit a wide variety of sizes! We've used these (as adults) for hearing protection while using a high-powered blender, and they fit us just fine too!

Product Size

Measures 4 in. x 6 in. (folded); 6.5 in. x 5 in. (opened)

For What Age

Recommend for children of at least 6 months of age. We find these to be best for babies over age 1 and up!

Care

Clean with warm, soapy water or disinfectant. Disinfect at least once every 3 months. Do not use organic solvents or alcohol based cleaning products.

Warranty

All Ems for Kids products are covered by a 12 month warranty against any manufacturing defects. Should you encounter any issues with the earmuffs, please contact them here.

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About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is essentially that – loss of hearing that is caused by exposure to loud noises.  When exposed to loud noise the tiny hairs inside the ear (more specifically the cochlea) are damaged.  These hairs can repair themselves if only a small amount of damage is done, however over time repeated exposure to loud noise can cause permanent damage.  

NIHL can be caused by a one-time exposure to an intense “impulse” sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time, such as noise generated in a woodworking shop.

The loudness of sound is measured in units called decibels. For example, the humming of a refrigerator is 40 decibels, normal conversation is approximately 60 decibels, and city traffic noise can be 85 decibels. Sources of noise that can cause NIHL include motorcycles, firecrackers, and small firearms, all emitting sounds from 120 to 150 decibels. Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before NIHL can occur. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss.

Below is a table that outlines different noisy activities and the exposure times until hearing damage.

 

Average decibels

Exposure time until hearing damage

Gunshot

165db

Immediate

Rocket launch

180db

Immediate

Power tools

100db

15 minutes

Speedboat

110db

2 minutes

Lawnmower

90db

2 hours

Personal stereo system on max level

105db

4 minutes

Chainsaw

110db

2 minutes

Jackhammer

120db

15 seconds

Average Rock concert

110db

2 minutes

Chainsaw

110db

2 minutes

Firecrackers

140db

Immediate

NIHL is 100 percent preventable. All individuals should understand the hazards of noise and how to practice good hearing health in everyday life. To protect your hearing:

  • Know which noises can cause damage (those at or above 85 decibels).
  • Wear earplugs or other hearing protective devices when involved in a loud activity
  • Be alert to hazardous noise in the environment.
  • Protect the ears of children who are too young to protect their own.
  • Make family, friends, and colleagues aware of the hazards of noise. 

About Em's 4 Kids
Em's 4 Kids was started in Brisbane, Australia by Daniel & Kate. Daniel is a professional musician, and as a result, their newborn daughter was often exposed to high levels of noise. Not wanting to damage her hearing, they sought to purchase some form of "child-friendly" hearing protection - it proved hard to come by. Out of this, Em's 4 Kids was born.

Em's 4 Kids are designed BY parents, FOR parents. Using high quality materials, and eye catching design and colors, Em's are perfect for any parent wanting to protect little ears from big noise!

Why do children need earmuffs?

This is a question that we get asked quite often! In the first years of life, a child's hearing is particularly sensitive to loud noise, be it intermittently or frequently. And since hearing damage is permanent, it's necessary to take every possible precaution to ensure that your child's hearing is protected when in noisy environments.

 



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