Does your child own any of the toys on this year’s Annual Noisy Toy List from the Sight & Hearing Association? If so, you may want to take some precautions in order to protect your child’s hearing.
Out of the 24 toys tested this year, only 5 tested at or below 85 dB which is the level set by the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety for mandatory hearing protection. The other 19 toys that were tested may pose a threat to your child’s hearing.
Earning the top spot as the loudest toy on the list is The Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Smart Learning Home™ which produced a whopping 104.6 dB of noise. That’s louder than a motorcycle or approaching subway train and is loud enough to cause hearing damage within 15 minutes of play time. Check out a copy of this year’s Noisy Toy List below and see if you have any of these toys in your home. When you’re done, click here to read some safe listening tips for noisy toys and headphones.
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