The loudest toys to avoid this holiday season

The loudest toys to avoid this holiday season

Dr. Daniel Fink writes about this holiday season’s list of loudest toys to avoid. One major issue is there is no evidenced-based noise exposure levels for children, so if a toy sounds too loud, then assume it is too loud.

Poor hearing associated with brain changes

Poor hearing associated with brain changes

Dr. Daniel Fink writes about a report studying brain changes over time that shows poorer hearing is associated with changes in the parts of the brain that process auditory input.

Headphone use causes hearing loss

Headphone use causes hearing loss

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that headphone use causes hearing loss. Dr. Daniel Fink is not surprised, as most volume limiting headphones still deliver a damaging 85 decibels.

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