Cue Deedle on the intro. Good, nice and smooth. Enter Marble and Erston with some screaming air guitar and pounding drums. Excellent, good rhythm. I take a deep breath and begin “singing”. A glance in the rear view mirror and yes, Boo has the head banging covered. The van is rocking and my band is rolling down the road.
My kids and I love rocking out together, but sometimes I get a bit too into it and turn the music up ridiculously loud. While it’s fun to blast the music, I rarely do it because I don’t want my kids to learn bad habits that can hurt their hearing.
As our band’s lead singer, and a parent, it’s important that my kids will be able to hear me belt out our latest, favorite songs years down the road. Granted, it will be much more embarrassing for them then, but I’m okay with that, as long as they haven’t damaged their hearing – at least from the volume, my voice is damaging enough.
However, the recent boom in handheld devices has made it harder to ensure my kids aren’t harming their ears. Sure, I can say when too loud is too loud, but what about when I’m not there? With the array of headphones available, each with more powerful speakers, kids are exposed to a veritable smorgasbord of potential eardrum shredders.
‘So,’ you ask, ‘what’s a parent to do? There’s no product out there that limits my kids’ volume.’
Specially designed to protect young ears, Animatone headphones feature a built-in governor that prevents them from playing over 85 decibels. This is significant because most experts agree that young ears are safe listening up to 85 decibels for as much as eight hours. Louder or longer than that, and they can be damaged. With the protection of Animatone headphones, my kids can enjoy their music and I can be sure they’re not hurting their hearing.
In addition to being safe, Animatone headphones provide a robust sound. It’s one thing to protect your kids, but if you’re doing so while giving up quality, they will just become frustrated and find other headphones that are not safe. Animatone headphones maintain the quality of your kids’ music while protecting their hearing.
And what about style? Animatone headphones come in six fun designs kids can choose from to best reflect their personality. If your kids like over-the-ear headphones, they can choose to sport the Ladybugs’ flashy red, the Snail Brothers’ cool blue, or the Turtle Twins’ majestic green.
If your kiddlets prefer earbuds, they can choose to chill in Tony Tusks’ blue, groove in Greenhorn’s green, or rock in Fred Fangs’ red. Whatever their preference, your kids can satisfy it with Animatones.
With Animatone headphones, I no longer have to worry about my kids hurting their hearing. I’m comfortable knowing they’ll be able to enjoy my melodious strains for years to come – embarrassed or not, at least they’ll hear me.
You can find Animatone headphones at select retailers or by visiting www.ifrogz.com.
About the Author
Jon Christensen is the proud dad of the four best kids in the world. Together they form a killer van-band that tours freeways and city streets across Utah. When not rocking, they can be found scaling Big Rock Daddy Mountain, welcoming alien visitors, dancing at the Prince’s ball, or enjoying other adventures. He supports these activities by writing for ZAGG Inc, the manufacturer of iFrogz products and creator of the Animatone audio line.