iPods, mp3 players, video games, and portable dvd players all make traveling with children easier. Long car rides are bearable when your kid can listen to his own music on an iPod, and airplane flights are downright delightful when TJ is watching Elmo's World on our portable DVD player. But with kids in charge of the volume dial, safety becomes an issue.
That is why Christine Ingemi, a mother of four herself, invented iHearSafe Child Earbuds and Child Headphones which are designed to keep the volume at a safe level to prevent hearing loss. No matter how savvy your kids are, they cannot turn the volume up past 85 dB SPL (a level within the recommended safety limits of ASHA-OSHA and NIOSH). Both the earbuds and child headphones cost $19.99. Although the earbuds are available now, currently you can only order the headphone in a "pre-manufacturing sale", which places you on a list to receive them once they become available.
My only question is, how did a mother of four young children have time to invent such a cool product?