baby with ipad headphones

Have you heard? A study has shown that 70% of children are at an increased risk of hearing loss due to the use of personal listening devices. What better way for your child to pass the time in the doctor’s waiting room than by plugging their headphones into thier iPad and listening to some tunes? However, to keep our kids from having to make future visits to the audiologist’s office, we need to take action now, while they’re young, to protect their hearing. One way to do this is to set an upper limit for headphone music volume on the family’s iPad.

How To Set And Restrict Headphone Music Volume

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Music on left side.
  3. Tap Volume Limit on right side.
    screenshot music volume limit
  4. Slide bar to desired volume setting.
    screenshot max volume limit

To prevent your child from increasing the volume, you can lock the setting with a passcode.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General on left side.
  3. Tap Restrictions on right side and enter passcode.
    screenshot enter passcode
  4. Scroll down and tap Volume Limit.
    screenshot restrictions volume limit
  5. Check Don’t Allow Changes.
    screenshot volume limit changes

Note that these settings only apply to headphone usage when listening to music. For all other apps, be sure to talk to your children about healthy headphone habits.

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