Toys With All the Bells and Whistles Can Damage Hearing
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- Children's eardrums are more sensitive to noise because their hearing
canals are shorter than those of adults.
- Some toys can cause hearing damage, including musical instruments, stereo
systems, video games, whistles, and toy phones.
- Anything over 90 decibels can cause harm to the ears, and noise-induced
hearing loss is not reversible.
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