Kids' Headphones & Volume Limiters

Discussion in 'Support' started by linearb, Oct 22, 2020.

    1. linearb
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      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      I had my kid in my office 4 hours a day lately because COVID-19 has killed our childcare prospects for the moment. Doing engineering work when she's listening to Elmo learn how to count is... challenging, so I have been looking at headphones for her.

      I was happy to see that "volume limited headphones for kids" are very much a thing now -- but most of the ones that I saw, max out at ~90db. Obviously that's better than adult cans with no limits on them which could go much higher, but 90db is still obnoxious and given my history of hearing issues I am not taking chances with kiddo, so I am going to install additional software on the PC to further limit the actual output level the PC can make (https://sourceforge.net/projects/volumelimiter/)

      I was just wondering if anyone else had dealt with this. Kiddo is actually super noise sensitive so I am not that worried about them wanting to crank the volume.
       
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    2. weab00
      Alone

      weab00 Member Benefactor

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      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise, whiplash; 08/20 H
      Good for you, wish my parents had done the same.
       
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      linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      1999
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      ;) one of the earliest pictures of me has me on my mother's back while she's mowing, with nary an earplug in sight.

      If that's a contributing factor to my issues I think it's a small one; history of severe ear infections, and some other more significant stuff -- but, there's some irony to that picture, anyway.
       
    4. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      03/2016
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      Otosclerosis
      Got a pair of BT volume limiting headphones for my daughter, and I always start playing with headphones away from me, then bring them over my head slowly to check the volume. Then I give them to my daughter.

      This has saved me (or my daughter) from paying the price of a bug that resets the volume (too high?) when the headphones complete their pairing process.
       
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    5. Ken219
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      Ken219 Member

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      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      3M intentionally manufactured defected ear plugs and cause many people hearing loss.

      If it wasn’t for a whistleblower 3M would still be selling the military defective earplugs!

      How do they still have billions in military contracts?
       
    6. kamil1364

      kamil1364 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly noise-induced
      Seriously you are a great parent. Wish mine told me about the 85 dB rule.
       
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