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Best Noise-Safe Headphones for Kids

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Kids and their headphones seem to go hand in hand in today’s world. From playing video games to listening to music to doing their school work, kids need headphones not just for entertainment but for learning as well. When searching for the right type of noise-safe headphones, there are several factors to consider, but one of the most important is that their headphones will allow them to listen at volumes that are safe for their ears and limit hearing loss. We’ve selected the following volume-limited, noise-safe headphones for your children that include features such as volume control, crisp and clear sound and tangle-free wires.

If you do a lot of traveling and your kids love to take their electronics with them, then the Noot Products wired headphones could be the right choice. These headphones are foldable and compact, and the tangle-free nylon braided cord will help minimize fuss and fumbling. They feature an adjustable headband and cushioned ear cups so kids stay comfortable wearing them. This is a great option for children ages 3 and older.

It will never be a chore to get kids to wear their headphones with the cute designs available from CozyPhones kids headphones. These headphones fit like a headband, with a fabric band featuring an animal encircling the child’s head. Among the many options are a mystical unicorn, a ferocious lion and a sweet pink feline, as well as characters from Sesame Street.These are great for children who find using earbuds or bulky over-the-ear headphones a challenge. CozyPhones are volume-limited, so they will never be too loud for kids’ sensitive ears. Meanwhile, an extra-long cable gives little ones plenty of freedom. Recommended for children 3 years old and up.

These headphones are easy to recognize at a glance. Each pair is brightly colored, with options ranging from bright green to super-stylish pink. They also deliver excellent volume-limited sound quality and are designed to be durable — standing up to being dropped or tossed around. Additionally, their fold-up design makes them easy for kids to take with them. Recommended for children 3 to 7.

These headphones will delight any child because of the cute cat ears on top. Kids have several fun colors to choose from, and parents will love that they can easily adjust the volume, keeping their child safe from overly loud audio. These are exceptionally comfortable on-ear headphones as well, as they are made with food-safe silicone that gives them a soft feel. Additionally, their design keeps them from pinching or clamping down while a child is wearing them. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Children don’t have to listen to their music or audiobooks alone with these headphones, which have an input to connect an additional pair of headphones without the use of splitters. These headphones also feature plenty of padding as well as a lightweight design that makes them exceptionally comfortable for little ones. The range of color and design options, from cool blue to pink with a pastel unicorn, make it easy for each kid to pick the pair that’s perfect for them. Recommended for children ages 3 to 7.

Expert Commentary

“The noise-safe headphone is a new reality for some parents, and also a great tool for learning if used correctly. Monitoring and controlling what a child or student listens to can have a major positive impact on the role headphones have in a student’s life. We have also learned that careful storage and training around basic care can decrease the chance of lost and broken headphones.”

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.