The Sound of Safety from Em's 4 Kids

We live in a loud world. On a daily basis, our ears are bombarded by sounds that can easily bypass a healthy range, but most of the time we aren’t even aware of it. Vehicles and planes roar all around us, contributing to a great deal of noise pollution in residential areas. Workplaces like factories, construction sites, and other settings with heavy machinery noises are not only loud, but almost constant.

Then, there’s our entertainment. Movie theaters and clubs have long been major offenders, but these days you don’t even have to leave your house to get your high dose of decibels.  Audio technology can bring a concert right into our living rooms, or transport us to a war zone in a video game.  

Over time, we get so used to the barrage of noise that we’re actually startled on the odd occasion that it’s not present. This phenomenon often happens on a trip to a remote location where there are few sounds except for natural ones like animal noises and rustling trees, where we feel that it’s “too quiet”.

For many people, a degree of hearing loss is part and parcel of growing older, and is taken in stride. However, some cases of hearing loss are quite preventable. Noise Induced Hearing Loss is caused when the microscopic hairs inside the cochlea are damaged by loud sounds. There are measures that can help prevent this type of hearing loss, and there’s no better time than childhood to begin.

Em’s 4 Kids offers a selection of noise-protection earmuffs for little ones. The company was launched in 2007 by Australian parents Daniel and Kate Gibney, and was inspired by their daughter Emily. With so many products available that help parents protect their children’s various other body parts and functions, why not one to protect their ears? Their Em’s 4 Kids collection is for children 3 and up, while the Em’s 4 Bubs line caters to babies.

These earmuffs are lightweight and compact, making them easy to take along to any event where they might be needed. Em’s are designed with comfort in mind. The headband design allows the muffs to stay put without putting excessive pressure on the child’s head or ears. These products are certified by the American National Standards Institute for high quality and safety. They look cool, too, and come in a variety of colors and prints.

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