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    Esther Rantzen

    Why kids should wear ear defenders at a race track


    Wearing ear defenders at a race track is an absolute necessity for children. If you suffer as a result of defective equipment you could claim compensation. The screeching of tyres and roaring acceleration is undoubtedly one of the major appeals of motorsport. However, suffering ear injuries because of the noise will soon dampen that enthusiasm.

    Why is it important for kids to wear ear defenders at a race track?

    Quite simply, kids need ear defenders at race tracks because the noise is too much for young ears to handle. The last thing you want is for the big day out to be ruined by a splitting headache, a burst eardrum or something even worse.

    In reality, this is good advice for adult attendees. However, we are old enough to make our own judgements and decisions. Children are likely to either be too wrapped up in the excitement of the occasion to remember or not think about the consequences.

    Children do not have the same awareness of the importance of health and safety. Therefore, it’s vitally important to ensure they are wearing the ear defenders and keep them on throughout.

    As well as the level of noise, the length of time motor races last is also a considerable danger to health. Many races take hours to complete, with numerous participants.

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    This means long periods of time with sustained loud noises. Any regular Grand Prix attendee will tell you of times they’ve left the race with their ears still ringing. The noise is undoubtedly part of the experience, but it’s a part that can be damaging.

    Wearing ear defenders at a race track also has the additional bonus of keeping ears warm during cold days. As mentioned, motor races can last a long time. Keeping warm is an essential part of ensuring children enjoy the day the whole way through.

    When it comes to buying ear defenders, it’s important to be able to trust the product. Wearing defective ear defenders can be as good as useless when it comes to noise protection.

    Claiming compensation due to defective products

    If your child suffers ear problems from wearing defective ear defenders at a race track, you could claim for injury compensation. With over 16 years’ experience in personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline knows exactly what’s needed for a successful claim outcome. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis and usually settle out of court. Get on the road to recovery by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: March 13, 2017

    Author: SM Content

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