As experts in hearing protection, 3M has created the Peltor "Junior" earmuffs, designed for smaller heads, to have a noise-reduction rating of 22 as measured in accordance with EPA requirements, which means it can reduce the volume of noise by 22 decibels when used properly. The low profile ear cups with liquid-foam filled cushions are comfortable for extended periods of wear. The padded, adjustable headband provides a comfortable and custom fit.
Most parents would be surprised to learn that the sounds associated with everyday family activities like going to a sporting event (95-105 decibels), mowing the lawn (90 decibels), driving (up to 88 decibels), or riding a subway or train (90+ decibels) can produce high levels of sound that over time can damage hearing. As adults we get accustomed to hearing these sounds and many times forget that little ears may be more sensitive to the sounds of everyday life.
We kid you not: the U.S. government survey data shows that approximately 5.2 million children ages 6 to 19 already have permanent damage to their ears' hair cells caused by exposure to loud noises. Sadly, these kids may suffer not only from diminished hearing, but also from impaired language development, ability to learn, and social interactions – all of which will negatively impact their lives if not stopped and treated in time
Parents can protect their children's hearing from loud, noisy environments at home or while traveling by making hearing protection part of any busy family routine
Earmuffs are also a convenient remedy for those occasions when your child needs a quieter environment to focus on homework, when they are traveling in the car or when mom and dad need some peaceful moments during the day.