Back to School with BuddyPhones Explore

by Ester Hilmarsdottir

Back to School with BuddyPhones Explore

It’s school time again! We can’t believe how swiftly the summer came and how quickly it’s coming to an end. Some kids feel excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Others might feel nervous or slightly scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends and maybe even a new school. Trying to get everything your child needs for a successful start to the school year can feel overwhelming, but it’s important to have it all sorted out so your child will feel good from day one.

 

 

BuddyPhones Explore are designed especially for little scholars with learning, sharing and safety in mind. Exposure to excessive levels of sound is proven to be damaging and can cause adverse long-term effect. When we are exposed to harmful noise, sounds that are too loud or that last a long time, sensitive structures in our inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss. Researchers who study hearing loss have found that a person who is exposed to noise levels higher than 85 decibels for a prolonged period of time is at risk for hearing loss. Children are exposed to dangerous levels of noise on a regular basis and many devices that children use, have noise levels much higher than 85 decibels.

 

Therefore, just as construction workers protect their ears with earplugs, onanoff created BuddyPhones to protect little learners. BuddyPhones Explore are designed with a built-in, volume limiting circuitry that caps the sound automatically at 85 decibels, which is the level recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for kids. Not only were they designed to keep kids safe, but also to give parents a piece of mind, not having to constantly monitor the volume.

 

It’s proven that loud sound exposure from listening to music or playing video games may significantly contribute to communication difficulties in later life. Hearing plays an essential role in communication, speech and language development, and learning. Even a small amount of hearing loss can have profound, negative effects on speech, language comprehension, communication, classroom learning, and social development. Studies indicate that without proper intervention, children with even mild to moderate hearing loss, on average, do not perform as well in school as children with no hearing loss.

 

 

With a passion for technology, problem solving and design, onanoff wanted to create a functional and stylish solution that would provide parents with a protection for their children’s delicate eardrums and hearing. For those that have more than one child at home and they have trouble sharing, the ingenious BuddyCable audio splitter allows up to four kids to share one device, squabble-free. A built in microphone makes them ideal to use with interactive learning apps and perfect for little scholars to use for study time.

 

It can make you feel good to be prepared and have all the supplies you need ready. Some schools distribute supply lists before the year begins, so you can come stocked up on pencils, folders, BuddyPhones and whatever else your child will need. Whatever you put in the backpack, make sure to pack it the night before. This prevents panic when you can’t find that homework assignment or lunchbox in the morning.




Ester Hilmarsdottir
Ester Hilmarsdottir

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