If you keep asking your kid to do their chores – and they don’t respond – they may not be ignoring you. They may not be able to hear you! That’s because one out of every eight kids between the ages of 6 and 18 already has hearing damage! I’ll give you one guess why…Yup, listening to loud music through their headphones. So tell your kids to keep the volume at the halfway point on their phone or MP3 player. Because most kids crank up their music to about 100 decibels – and just so you know, a chainsaw is 110 decibels. And after 5 minutes of exposure, hearing can start being damaged permanently.