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.
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.
Kids learn about noise and classroom learning from the experts. And The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft hopes the lessons learned will encourage kids to reduce noise.
That noise in classrooms interferes with learning should be a well accepted fact. The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft established that over 40 years ago.
Don’t let unsafe use of tech and toys ruin your children’s hearing. Skip the headphones and loud toys, and give your kids the gift of continued good hearing.
Click to hear The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft interviewed for the Soundproofist podcast, where she, and her grandson Matt, talk about the dangers of noise.