Puro Sound Labs BT2200 headphones received Made For Mums Gold award in this year’s annual product testing awards in the United Kingdom. The results were recently announced following thorough testing by the Made For Mums team, experts, celebrity judges and home testers.
Made for Mums is a parenting web site facilitated by a small group of journalists who are mostly mothers, who want to create a top online home for parents and caregivers. The team of experts tests hundreds of products each year to create the UK’s biggest and most comprehensive parenting product reviews section.
“We are thrilled to get this recognition from such a prominent parenting site,” says Brett Lacey, CEO of Puro Sound Labs. “Our headphones look, feel and sound great – and pass the safety test with flying colors. No wonder moms and parents everywhere love them.”
The BT2200 model has volume-limiting capabilities that limit the volume to 85 decibels. This is the maximum safe listening level as recommended by the Hearing Health Foundation, the World Health Organization and the American Speech Pathology Association.
This award comes on the heels of another top honor: The BT2200 headphones were also named the safest and best headphones for kids through independent testing completed by The Wirecutter, a product recommendation site owned by the New York Times. More than 50 types of headphones were tested in the study.
From the Wirecutter article: “The Puro Sound headphones not only met our volume-limiting test standards but also were the only pair liked by both the toddlers and the big kids who helped us test. They support Bluetooth (which can provide more effective volume limiting than traditional headphone tech), but they also work corded (so you can use them with lots of devices), and they sound good enough for adults to use, too.”
The article cites a recently released CDC study that concludes that noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a significant, often unrecognized health problem among U.S. teens and adults. It also states that damage to hearing accumulates over time, so damage that occurs earlier in life has the potential to be more damaging as people age.
“Hearing loss is a growing epidemic for our youth, with one in five teens suffering from some form of hearing loss,” says Puro Sounds Labs founder, Dave Russell. “The reason is exposure to unsafe levels of sound from their personal music players. This CDC study and others prove that we need to protect our kids’ ears from an early age.”
Puro Sound Labs started when founder Russell learned that his youngest daughter had developed NIHL due to excessive volume from her headphones. He pledged to create a safe solution for other kids. In 2014, Puro Sound Labs introduced the world’s only studio-grade Bluetooth headphone that puts hearing safety first.
Puro Sound Labs has local distribution in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia, offering both children and adult models ranging from $29.99 to $149.99 USD. The BT2200 Bluetooth model comes in black, white, blue and purple.
Two other audio products round out the lineup. The IEM200, an in-ear studio grade headphone and the OEH200, an over the ear headphone, were developed specifically for schools and institutions to allow for the safest listening experience at a lower cost.