When you’re young, you never think about hearing loss. But the more we pour high sound pressure levels directly into our ears with headphones, the more we damage those tiny inner ear hairs called stereocilia. If you’ve ever been to an extra-loud concert, you may be familiar with the sound of smooshed stereocilia: that muted underwater feeling with your hearing caused by these hairs being flattened by too much volume. That condition lasts until the stereocilia get a chance to regrow and straighten up. But over time, they lose their resiliency, resulting in permanent hearing loss.
This brings me to Aegis headphones, a nifty-looking set of ans that keep young ears safe. Not only do they restrict the volume of music being pumped into the ear, but they also keep out ambient noise. Watch the video and then read more at Gizmag.