American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Information for Parents

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has been a global leader warning about the risk of hearing loss from misuse of personal audio technology.

Whether it’s an mp3 player, gaming device, cell phone, laptop, or any other device that your child uses with headphones, don’t overlook a potential health threat – the risk of hearing loss from misuse of the technology.

Here are a few ways to protect your children’s hearing and your own.

  1. Keep the volume down. A good guide is half volume.
  2. Limit listening time. Give your hearing "quiet breaks."
  3. Model good listening habits for your children.

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