Are millennials going deaf because of high music volumes? That certainly seems to be the concern, because of ubiquitous ear buds and .mp3 players. A company named Puro Sound Labs says they have a solution; bluetooth headphones that block out ambient sound, which means lower volumes are needed, and they protect ears in a more direct way, with an 85 dBA sound limit, which is the equivalent sound level that workers remain should exposed below during an eight hour work day, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Puro Sound Labs Bluetooth Headphones are not only aesthetically pleasing which is one of the first things I noticed – and yes, women are intrigued by flash - but, upon examining the product further, I found that they were super light-weight, which is great for me.  The sound quality is amazing, whether listening to my favorite 90’s R&B, French pop or Beethoven. The headphones did not fail in delivering great sound.  

Background noise is not even an issue – I ride New York City subways from one end of the city to the other end quite frequently, and thanks to 82% ambient noise reduction I couldn’t hear a damn thing other than Stromae, whom I adore. 

Best of all, I did not have to dial up the sound to hear over the noise of the train dance performers blasting their music and doing flips for a buck.  But all the great features of these headphones are a total bonus, because they had me on looks alone.  

Will they spare me hearing loss?  I can't hear the constant jackhammering from the ever-present construction projects, so I suppose they will.