Organization warns of noisy toys’ effects on hearing

With the holidays coming up and Black Friday deals peeking out, parents and guardians alike are searching for just the right toys to give to children.

Toys that make noise, in particular, are a popular choice for kids these days, according to the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH). However, the group warns that these raucous toys can actually cause permanent damage to a child’s hearing.



Health beat: Minnesota doctor uncovers potential cause of deafness in preemies

Doctors have struggled to prevent hearing loss that is common among premature babies placed in protective incubators to grow and on artificial ventilators to breathe.

But a hearing specialist with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota might have just cracked the case.