My son’s new headphones.
At the time of writing my son is only 14 and seriously into music. He spends every spare moment either playing or listening.
My job as mum is to protect his hearing and these Sennheiser HD201 Headphones do this very well indeed and are great value too.
My son likes to crank up the volume and, before we bought him headphones, he was using ear-buds. This music sounded tinny and distorted and the sound leaked into the room!
Luckily, I have a friend who is a sound engineer, and when I need to buy gear related to music I consult him first. I am very lucky because he finds me great bargains and gives expert advice.
My only real problem I have is lack of funds! I can’t afford to buy all the latest gear and technology!
Being a sound engineer, he has to protect his hearing, and there are many extremely expensive headphones that do that job very well. However, he has always recommended Sennheiser Headphones.
- Sennheiser is a highly respected company that produces top quality professional grade headphones that do not cost the earth ( these are under $30)
- The sound is absolutely amazing, without hiss or distortion
- They produce quality even at the lower end of the market
- They are certainly built to last
This is our second pair. The first lasted three years and they got a lot of use. In the end one of the channels stopped working. But they are still usable because my son wears them on one ear only! I think that’s a bit of a DJ fad thing he’s into!!
These are great because they are closed headphones, which means that they do not leak sound and they partially block out ambient sound too.
They have a 6 ft long cord so my son can stand and play his electric guitar with them on and the rest of us don’t hear a thing. Another reason why I bought them for him!!
I highly recommend these because you get a lot for your money. My son is young and could accidentally break them, but for that price they won’t also break the bank!
Loud Music and Hearing
We have tiny hair cells in our inner ear and it is damage to these that causes most cases of deafness. The damage is caused by too much noise and it cannot be reversed.
So the obvious thing to do is to protect your hearing by avoiding loud noises.
This is the rule of thumb : the louder the sound the less time you should spend hearing it.
The main problem nowadays is loud recreational noise. Devices like iPods and MP3 players are a problem because the volume can be turned up very high. Loud live gigs are thought to be affecting the hearing of young people, something unique to the modern world.
Experts say that if you can’t talk to someone two meters away without shouting, then you are probably damaging your hearing.
Some outdoor music festivals have measured up to 137 decibels near the actual music and at 140 decibels your ears can actually start hurting!
The ringing you hear in your ears after you have listened to loud music at a gig or in your device is the first sign of hearing damage. This ringing will fade after a few hours of rest, but the damage will have already been done.
My sound engineer friend wears ear plugs at work, this is something professionals do. It is the unsuspecting public that take the risks, people who work with loud sound know how to protect themselves from it.
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