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The hearing of babies and toddlers is not yet fully developed and is therefore particularly sensitive. They also perceive noise and sounds louder than adults. Even noises above 85 decibels, e.g. at a football match or rock concert, at the airport or during fireworks, can cause hearing damage. Our hearing protection models SilentGuard Baby and SilentGuard Kids prevent hearing damage and your little darling can accompany you everywhere.


Children who are exposed to constant noise have physical and psychological problems. The spectrum ranges from delays in learning to speak and read, to reduced motivation to learn, to increased blood pressure and sleep disorders.

Another typical cause of hearing damage in young children is a blast trauma, caused for example by firing toy guns near the head. But continuous exposure to music can also lead to irreversible hearing damage in children.

This is a widespread problem: a study by the Federal Environment Agency in Germany found that 12.8 percent of children aged 8 to 14 have a hearing loss of more than 20 decibels (dB) in at least one ear and for at least one sound. This applies to medium and high tones, the frequency range in which noise-induced hearing damage is most prevalent. (Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt): KUS 2003/06)


Noises as low as 60dB, such as those emitted when vacuuming or by conversations in the vicinity, lead to acute concentration problems and to stress if we are exposed to them permanently. The stress often manifests itself in poor sleep and a vulnerable immune system. Noise can make us sick more often. Noise above 80dB, such as that emitted at public festivals or by passing trains, immediately stresses the body. It becomes painful in the 120dB range, the jackhammer is only just below that - sometimes these values are exceeded at concerts near loudspeakers.
While noises up to 120dB only develop their destructive effect in the long term, a single noise above 135dB can permanently and irreparably damage hearing. A so-called "bang trauma" can lead to permanent deafness, beeping, hissing, whistling or even the loss of part of the hearing ability. A toy gun that children have carelessly ignited near their ear, an exploding New Year's Eve firecracker, but also a slap directly on the ear are typical triggers for such bang traumas.


The reer hearing protection models "SilentGuard" reliably insulate against sound. For this purpose, the so-called SNR (Single Number Rating) is determined. The attenuation value, i.e. the reduction of the sound level, is given in dB (decibels) and describes the difference between the volume in front of the ear and behind the hearing protector, i.e. in front of the eardrum.
Example: A volume level of 95dB is present in a workplace. The attenuation value of the hearing protector is 25 dB. This means that 70 dB still arrive at the employee's eardrum (95dB-25dB=70dB).
The SilentGuard Baby has an SNR of 29, which means it reduces sound by an average of 29 dB. The 80dB of a public festival becomes 51dB, which does not even correspond to the noise of a conversation.
The attenuation performance of a hearing protector varies depending on the frequency of the sounds. That is why the HML values are also given. They indicate the attenuation performance (in dB) at high (H), medium (M) and low sounds (L). The SilentGuard Baby achieves H: 37, M: 26 and L: 19 and is thus the front-runner among the hearing protection models on the German market.