Noisy toys are also something you as a parent must be aware of. Some types of battery-driven toy guns can create noise levels between 110 and 135 dB. Continuous exposure to noise levels above just 85 dB over a period of time can cause hearing damage.
Even when you are pregnant, there are things you should be aware of so as to minimize the risk of non-genetic hearing loss. An unborn child's hearing is vulnerable to a number of factors, making hearing loss the most common birth defect.
In this section we have collected a range of articles about children, hearing loss and the precautions you can take as a parent to protect your child's hearing.
- Noisy toys