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Toys With All the Bells and Whistles Can Damage Hearing

Vital Information:

  • 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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