Protect you child from
Permanent Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss due to exposure to loud noise (or music!) is cumulative and non-repairable.
Young musicians are especially prone to long term hearing loss. The effects are usually not immediately noticeable, but over time, can be severe and nor-reversible.
Protect your musician's hearing with good quality hearing protection designed for musicians. There are several brands available, similar to the Etymotic High Fidelity ear plugs pictured, that can be purchased for less than $15 at music stores, Amazon, or even Best Buy.
Visit Portman's or click on the picture above and search for "ETY Etymotic Earplugs"
There are many other options available, click here for more information.
From the US Dept. of Labor, OSHA Website:
Exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Neither surgery nor a hearing aid can help correct this type of hearing loss. Short term exposure to loud noise can also cause a temporary change in hearing (your ears may feel stuffed up) or a ringing in your ears (tinnitus). These short-term problems may go away within a few minutes or hours after leaving the noise. However, repeated exposures to loud noise can lead to permanent tinnitus and/or hearing loss.
Loud noise can create physical and psychological stress, reduce productivity, interfere with communication and concentration, and contribute to workplace accidents and injuries by making it difficult to hear warning signals. The effects of noise induced hearing loss can be profound, limiting your ability to hear high frequency sounds, understand speech, and seriously impairing your ability to communicate.