New system protects student hearing

Califone International, Inc. announces the launch of the Spirit & Sound Alert Learning Center (1776PLCG-06), designed to help prevent student hearing loss by alerting students and teachers when the volume exceeds unsafe levels. The learning center combines the company’s Spirit (1776) multimedia player/recorder, six (2924AVG) headphones and a Sound Alert (1285G) jackbox into a ready-to-order system.

When audio is played through the 10-position jackbox, one of its two LEDs on top of the jackbox will be illuminated. The green light indicates a “safe” volume that’s lower than 85 decibels. The red light denotes an “unsafe” volume that exceeds 85 decibels, warning students and teachers the potential for hearing loss exists.

The Centers for Disease Control, American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) all agree that volume above 85 decibels can be potentially dangerous and cause partial or permanent hearing loss.

The Spirit & Sound Alert Learning Center is offered at a special introductory price through participating dealers until Aug. 2, 2013.