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    Noisy toys can be harmful to children’s hearing

    Published on December 21, 2014 By Leslie Purcell, AuD, audiology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

    This is my favorite time of year. Decorating a tree, enjoying meals together as a family, and shopping for gifts are all great ways to celebrate the holiday season. One of the things that you may not realize, though, is that the toys your children are asking for may be harmful to their hearing. Sure, it’s always funny to see the look on parents’ faces when their child opens the coolest drum set or the newest guitar on the market. What about the racetrack with real racetrack sounds? Children love noisy toys. They love to sing and dance along with the music of that new guitar, and...

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