Banz 0-2 YRS Earmuffs - Butterfly

Banz 0-2 YRS Earmuffs - Butterfly
Hearing protection for 0-2 years
Our Price£16.95
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Banz Earmuffs are designed to protect babies and children from NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss).

190 grams
26 dB
Mean Attenuation @500 Hz:
Mean Attenuation @1000 Hz:
Dimensions Folded:
H10cm W12cm
Dimensions Opened:
H17cm W13cm

Information on Hearing Loss

BanZ earmuffs were developed because BanZ believes hearing is precious and something that needs to be protected. Children should be taught the dangers of noise exposure and instructed to use ear protection when necessary. BanZ believes that if you can teach children from a young age that their hearing is precious, and you protect them from becoming accustomed to excessively loud noises, they will be more likely to look after their hearing as they move into their teenage years. More than a third of all hearing loss is attributed to noise: loud music, loud workplaces, loud recreational equipment, due to these things people are losing their hearing at a younger age than they were 30 years ago. BanZ Earmuffs are designed to protect young children from noise-induced hearing loss.

What is noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)?
Noise-induced hearing loss is essentially that loss of hearing that is caused by exposure to loud noises. When exposed to loud noise the tiny hairs inside the ear (more specifically the cochlea) are damaged. These hairs can repair themselves if only a small amount of damage is done, however over time repeated exposure to loud noise can cause permanent damage.

What can cause noise-induced hearing loss?
NIHL can be caused by a one-time exposure to an intense impulse sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time, such as noise generated in a woodworking shop. The loudness of sound is measured in units called decibels. For example, the humming of a refrigerator is 40 decibels, normal conversation is approximately 60 decibels, and city traffic noise can be 85 decibels. Sources of noise that can cause NIHL include motorcycles, firecrackers, and small firearms, all emitting sounds from 120 to 150 decibels. Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before NIHL can occur. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss.

Below is a table that outlines different noisy activities and the exposure times until hearing damage.
Activity Average decibels  Exposure time until hearing damage
Gunshot 165db
Rocket launch 180db
Power tools 100db
15 minutes
2 minutes
2 hours
Personal stereo on max
4 minutes
2 minutes
15 seconds
Average Rock concert
2 minutes

Who is affected by NIHL?
People of all ages, including children, teens, young adults and older people, can develop NIHL. Exposure occurs in the workplace, in recreational settings and at home. Recreational activities that can put someone at risk of NIHL include target shooting and hunting, woodworking, listening to or playing loud music and other hobbies. Harmful noises at home can come from music, lawnmowers, leafblowers and other power tools.

Can NIHL be prevented?
NIHL is 100 percent preventable. All individuals should understand the hazards of noise and how to practice good hearing health in everyday life.

To protect your hearing:
  • Know which noises can cause damage (those at or above 85 decibels).
  • Wear earplugs or other hearing protective devices when involved in a loud activity
  • Be alert to hazardous noise in the environment.
  • Protect the ears of children who are too young to protect their own.
  • Make family, friends, and colleagues aware of the hazards of noise.

If you suspect hearing loss, have a medical examination by an otolaryngologist (a physician who specializes in diseases of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck) and a hearing test by an audiologist (a health professional trained to measure and help individuals deal with hearing loss).

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