Sound is measured in units called decibels. A whisper measures 30 decibels, and normal conversation measures 60 decibels. Prolonged exposure to noises that are at or above 85 decibels can damage tiny sensory hair cells in our inner ears, causing noise-induced hearing loss.
Protect your kids' hearing with these suggestions from NIH
As you sing this song softer and softer, remember that you need to protect your hearing from loud noises. That includes music that is too loud. You want to be able to hear when your friends whisper to you, right?
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John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
His name is my name, too!
Whenever we go out,
The people always shout
There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt!
Da da da da da da da
Repeat verse again but not as loud,
and then shout the "There goes John..." line.
Repeat verse again, whispering,
but shout the "There goes John..." line.