Seeing your kids or grandkids enjoying their favorite new toy that you got them can be a very endearing experience, but one thing we don’t always think about is that some toys that make noise can be harmful to your child’s hearing.
If loud enough and played with at close proximity, loud toys can cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, hearing is essential to speech and language development, communication, and learning.1
It causes delay in the development of speech and language It reduces academic achievement Communication challenges can lead to social isolation and low self-esteem. Experience fewer incidents of depression It can influence career options
How Loud Is Too Loud?
An estimated 5 million kids have noise-induced hearing loss — and it’s entirely preventable.2
The irreversible damage done by loud noise is dependent upon the decibel level (the sound pressure) and the length of …