Regular readers of this blog and our social media accounts may recall our early alarms about the risks of earbuds and headphones to the hearing health of children and teens. You can review those [here], [here], [here], and (on Facebook) [here]. The rule of thumb we mentioned earlier was 60/60: No more than 60% of maximum volume for no more than 60 minutes a day.
The New York Times has covered the dangers before, too, and NYT picked up that storyline again on May 21 when it wrote about children’s hearing loss from headphones. That story is [here] (subscription required).