Posted in music | pictures on February 18, 2008

kids at Oya

Those Peltor Kid Eardefenders were bigger than Matt & Kim in Norway. More photos from my summer trip to Oslo, below....

kids at Oya

Sensitivity to noise varies from one individual to another. Children make up a special risk group.
Sometimes we expose small children to a noisy environment without even thinking about the potential danger. They ride along in the motorboat, accompany Dad to the shooting range, "drive" the tractor with Granddad, listen to big sister's stereo and so on. A study from the Sahlgrenska university hospital in Gothenburg shows that 50% of all children between 9 and 16 have experienced tinnitus, buzzing or ringing in their ears at some time.
kids at Oya
Noise-induced damage can cause trouble sleeping and give rise to stress. It can make it difficult to hear what others are saying. Attention and learning capacity can be decreased. The risk of hearing damage increases with volume and with the length of time spent in the noisy environment. The character of the noise also influences the risk of damage.
kids at Oya
Peltor Kid hearing protectors effectively attenuate harmful loud noises without shutting out other ambient sounds. The hearing protector is easy to wear, with a low profile and no protruding parts that can catch on things. The wide, foam-filled ear cushions ensure that the set doesn't squeeze uncomfortably, and there is plenty of space for the ears inside the shells.
kids at Oya

kids at Oya

kids at Oya

kids at Oya

kids at Oya

kids at Oya

kids at Oya

kids at Oya

kids at Oya

kids at Oya

All photos were taken at the 2007 Oya Music Festival in Norway.

Oya was one of two times I saw those in use over the summer.

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Comments (13)

Wow those are obnoxious.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2008 6:47 PM

Anything that shields out Matt and Kim's dreck is definitely appreciated.

Posted by robert doosh | February 18, 2008 7:06 PM

I remember at a les savy fav show about a year ago the bassist came out for a song with his kid attached to him wearing those headphones, it was cute

Posted by Daniil | February 18, 2008 8:40 PM

How 'bout get a fuckin babysitter?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2008 10:48 PM

Norway's a socialist country, so Norwegians don't have enough after-tax income to afford babysitters.

Posted by BLL O'RLY | February 18, 2008 11:23 PM

"Norway's a socialist country, so Norwegians don't have enough after-tax income to afford babysitters."

Yeah, all of their tax dollars sponsored the government approved Kid Eardefenders. Ironic?

Posted by Qqqq | February 19, 2008 9:09 AM

Damn, all you haterz! Norway is super, and so are baby earmuffs! I'm never reading this blog again!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 9:53 AM

Dear Anonymous,
Why get a fuckin' babysitter? Does looking at these photos bother you that much? Most parents like to spend time with their kids. Most kids like music. It's that simple.

Posted by Why? | February 19, 2008 10:32 AM

"Damn, all you haterz! Norway is super, and so are baby earmuffs! I'm never reading this blog again!"

Take your negative vibes elsewhere!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 10:42 AM

Welcome back this year, BV. Lineup announced this far;

Animal Alpha
A-Trak
Buraka Som Sistema
Diplo
diskJokke
Elephant9
Gerilja
Girl TalkHealth
Holy Fuck
Ida Maria
Ingrid Olava
Iron & Wine
Isis
Janelle Monáe
José Gonzales
Kid Sister and A-Trak
Kung Fu Girls
Lightspeed Champion
Lykke Li
Moddi
My Bloody Valentine
The National
N.E.R.D.
No Age
Okkervil River
Sigh & Explode
Sigur Rós
Silje Nes
Truls and the Trees
WE
Yeasayer

... and they are just getting started announcing.

Posted by Ran | February 19, 2008 12:20 PM

You know as easy as it is to make fun of those headphones.. protecting children's ears is still a good idea as is spending time outdoors listening to music with your kids... and truth be told as goofy / trendy as those headphones look they really are the ONLY affordable ones available for children...

Posted by RT | February 19, 2008 4:13 PM

i love babies

Posted by Mandy | February 20, 2008 6:38 PM

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