As we grow older our ears adjust to various levels of noise and sound. Research has shown that 85 decibels is an acceptable level of sounds for the average adult. Our children have much more sensitive hearing and we need to be aware of the dangers of permanent damage that may be caused to young ears without our realising how damaging loud noises can be. Below is a simple chart showing the decibel levels our young ones may encounter in entertainment venues we may take them to. Protecting young ears from high decibel sound is essential for healthy growth in our children.