We all want to involve our babies and young children in a wide range of activities, some of which have a high decibel level. High levels of noise can damage fragile ears and can also be distressing and frightening to babies and young children.
These new Mini Ear Muffs from Banz are specially made for the tiniest babies up to age 2, and provide the protection needed to preserve your baby's sensitive hearing. They are lightweight (140 gr) and well padded and comfortable. Although officially listed as fitting 3 months and up, we know that parents were using the larger Banz Earmuffs for babies as little as six weeks old, we know that these tiny Mini Muffs will fit babies just a few weeks old.
According to the US National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders: Your child should wear ear protectors while you are using a lawnmower (90 decibels), operating many power tools (90-110 decibels), or riding a snowmobile or tractor (100 decibels). Hearing protectors also may be necessary when your child attends some sporting events and performances. Car races can reach 120 decibels. Any type of concert — not just rock concerts — can be too loud (90-130 decibels).
These Ear Banz fend off dangerous noise, and are soft, comfortable, and easily adjustable to your baby's or young child's head size. They are also super cute!
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know if they are fitted correctly? Make sure the child's ear is enclosed inside the space in the ear cup and that the cushions seal fully against the head around the full perimeter if the child's ear. Adjust the headband so that it sits comfortably over the top of the head. Sunglasses, reading glasses and thick hair can reduce the performance and fit of ear muffs.
What does NRR and SNR stand for and what do they mean? NRR stands for Noise Reduction Rating, and SNR stands for Single Noise Ratio. Basically, these two ratings are used to give a measurement of the average decibel attenuation ( lowering of the noise level ) over a range of specified frequencies. They are calculated slightly different and because of this the SNR rating will come out higher than the NNR rating.
Will my child be able to hear anything with the ear muffs on? Yes, your child will still be able to hear, this is important to their safety, however the dangerous levels of noise will be reduced. The less noise the child is exposed to, the less noise the ear muffs will let through. This also applies to ear plugs.
What do the letters printed on the earmuffs refer to? The letters printed on the side of the earmuffs refer to various international safety standards: ANSI S3.19 - The American National Standards Institute is a private, nonprofit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. Equivalent Australian companies include SAI Global and Standards Australia. S3.19 is the standard introduced by the ANSI to regulate hearing protection devices. Banz Ear Muffs meet these requirements.
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