Noisy toys damaging children’s hearing

Horns, whistles, and sirens are just a few of the noises that come from children’s toys. Many of them will be received as Christmas gifts this week.

However, physicians like Dr. Katherine Layton, the chief of pediatrics at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, are warning parents the sounds some of these toys emit can be extremely harmful.

Dr. Layton says, “It can affect the sensory neuronal hearing loss and lead to hearing loss down the road.”