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Did you know that one in FIVE teenagers have hearing loss (per the Journal of American Medical Association)? As a matter of fact, according to the NIDCD (National Institution Deafness and Communication Disorders,) as many as sixteen percent of teens experience hearing loss that could be cause by loud noise. Wow! I was shocked by that. I mean, growing up, the louder the music, the better. Heck, even now it sometimes holds true for me. I often blare my music in my earphones, to block out my son’s super loud verbal stims, which helps me to be calm while letting him be him. But, I have noticed that as I get older, my ears are more sensitive. So let’s get down to the brass tacks. How loud is too loud? According to the CDC anything OVER 85 dBA (decibels acoustics) is too loud. Puro Sound Labs has some awesome products to help limit the sound from going over that recommended level.
So why do we crank our devices? Easy. Like I said above, for me and many others, it’s to block out background noises. Same for my son when he wears his in public. Another reason may be to combat the poor sound quality. Puro solves this with making headphones that not only block out background noise, but also have amazing sound quality and a way to limit the max dBA. Think of it like a governor on your car. The governor makes it so that you can’t top out your engine and therefore go at speeds that are super unsafe on our roads and highways. Puro has done this with their products, but instead, with sound.
Puro Sound Labs was kind enough to send me a pair of their In Ear Headphones. (Puro Sound Labs IEM100) These little guys are amazing! As a matter of fact, my husband commandeered them for himself. We ALL love them! They are super comfortable in our ears, and came with FIVE sets of silicone tips for different sizes. The sound quality from these little guys is amazing. And like I mentioned, they have a sound limiter which Puro calls the Safe Volume Lock. Simply depress the little switch and the headphones will not go above the recommended safety dBA setting. Puro labs also offers wireless headphones for those that don’t like the “ear buds.” The ones like we have retail for approximately $29.99. You can find all their products and more info on their website. You can also find Puro on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.