Protecting Your Kid’s Ears During Football Season
It’s fall, and that means football season is officially here! Whether you’re headed to the stadium or hosting a watch party at home, odds are things are going to get a little loud. Sports are a family activity, and it’s important to include the kids in America’s favorite pastime so they can develop an affinity for your favorite team while they’re still young. However, all sporting events can be harsh on your kid’s ears, so it’s important to protect your kid’s ears during football season!
What are the ways to protect your kid’s ears during football season? Here are three good options:
1. Turn down the sound or head outside!
If you’re watching the game on TV with a lot of vocal fans, try to do what you can to control the noise. Turn the volume on the TV down (always a good idea, no matter what you’re watching). Another good option is to put up a projector (if you can) and host your party outdoors. Sound will diffuse more outside and your child will have more space to move away from the loud noises while still being part of the game-watching activities!
2. Pull on a Pair of Kids HearMuffs
Whether you’re watching the game at home or at the stadium, one great way to protect your kid’s ears during football season is to hand them a pair of Kids HearMuffs by Lucid Audio. These Kids HearMuffs won a 2018 Family Choice Award and protect your child’s ears from damaging sounds. They come with an industry-leading 22 Noise Reduction Rating (NRR), so you know they’re good! The HearMuffs will fit your child snugly and comfortably, and they come in lots of colors that are sure to appeal to your child. See, protecting your hearing can be fun! The Kids HearMuffs come in Pastel Blue, Spa Green, Pastel Pink, and White–do they match your favorite team’s colors?
3. Ears > Embarrassment
Reassure your child that it’s always okay for them to cover their ears if the cheering (or booing) from the game becomes too loud. Their hearing is important, and it’s helpful to emphasize to your child that (s)he should do everything (s)he can to protect those eardrums from damage, even if it might feel embarrassing to do so.