Teen Invents Headphones That Prevent Hearing Loss

Aegis Acoustics headphones were designed by 16-year-old Kingsley Cheng as a stylish-but-safe way listen to music. “The American Academy of Audiology reports that approximately 12 percent of all children ages 6–19 have noise-induced hearing loss. We’re here to change all that and make listening safe,” said Kingsley in a recent press release.

Together with his father, Rayman Cheng, who has over 25 years of experience in consumer electronics, Kingsley founded Aegis in an effort to make headphones that look good and feel good. Their headphones ensure your volume remains in safe decibel range (under 85dB) while utilizing noise cancelling technology to provide clarity.


The headphones are available for pre-order via Kickstarter. Viewing the duo's campaign impressed me not only with the research and implementation for the product but the father/ and son who started it all, “It’s been a great bonding experience with my son,” said Rayman. “We are proud to bring to the world an exclusively new and safer way to listen.”

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at connerleecarey.com; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.